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Coastal Engineer - Restoration & Sea Level Rise Resilience Focus | Coastal Geologic Services

Posted: 11/16/2020

Coastal Geologic Services is accepting resumes from qualified professionals for a mid-level/ junior to mid-level Coastal Engineer position in our North Puget Sound (Bellingham, WA) office.

Responsibilities

Analyze conditions and design project elements for beach and estuarine systems focusing on coastal process restoration, nearshore habitat enhancement, erosion control, and sea level rise utilizing beach nourishment, logs, vegetation, coastal structure removal and modification, and water crossing upgrades. Conduct field measurements, model flooding, waves, sediment transport, and coastal evolution/morphodynamics of mixed sand-gravel beach and estuarine systems including inlet processes. Create and manage project elements, working both independently and as a team member. Effectively manage client needs. collaborate on and/or lead grants and proposals.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering (civil, environmental preferred)
  • 3+ years of professional experiencing working on coastal engineering projects or a PhD
  • Coastal modeling experience such as modeling of waves, currents, storm surge, sediment transport, etc.
  • Environmental and bathymetric data processing and analysis.
  • Experience with coastal flooding and sea level rise resilience and adaptation
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT)
  • Demonstrated ability to complete field measurements at beaches and coastal waters
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to conduct effective client and agency presentations and written technical reports 
  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship  and valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Puget Sound region professional experience
  • Consulting experience
  • Current Professional Engineer (PE) registration
  • Proficiency in GIS, programming, and modeling tools (SWAN & DELFT3D, or similar, CEM, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Coastal process restoration, living shorelines/habitat enhancement project experience
  • Design experience in project plan development; specifications development, AutoCAD
  • Experience with coastal structure design (shore erosion control structures, culverts, boat ramps, and gravel beach nourishment design)
  • Familiarity with gravel and mixed gravel-sand beaches

Work Environment
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, with some flexibility. The job largely operates in a professional office environment. Occasional fieldwork and travel may be necessary. Currently staff are working mostly from home offices at the present time and expect to transition back into the office sometime between now and spring 2021 as conditions allow.

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 401k, and comprehensive leave package.

About Coastal Geologic Services Inc.
CGS is committed to responsible stewardship of the Salish Sea by providing innovative coastal science, design, and management to help protect the resources of the Salish Sea/Puget Sound. We are a small, independent consulting firm that is a leader in coastal restoration in the region. CGS has been in business with steady growth for over 26 years. We provide a full range of services for coastal sites at many scales, and for a diverse client base including local, state, and federal government agencies, tribes, non-profits, private landowners, and associations. Focus areas include beach, bluff and estuary restoration and enhancement, gravel beach nourishment/soft shore protection, inlet processes, and climate change/SLR analysis, vulnerability, and adaptation.

We own our modern office located along a forested reach of Whatcom Creek in the vibrant downtown of Bellingham, WA, adjacent to an award-winning trail and park network, and within walking distance of Bellingham Bay. Bellingham boasts wonderful schools, an active and progressive community, access to the San Juan Islands and thousands of miles of marine shore, the Cascade Mountains, and many affordable cultural venues, restaurants, and breweries.

How to Apply
Please email detailed resume, cover letter, certifications, and a minimum of three references. Cover letter should address how the candidate’s specific experience makes them well suited for a small, independent firm and how their long-term career goals align with this position. Please email completed materials to careers@coastalgeo.com. Interviews will begin October 27, 2020. Position is open until filled.

CGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. CGS will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants and employees.


Geotechnical Engineer - Buff Stability & Coastal Focus | Coastal Geologic Services

Posted: 11/16/2020

Coastal Geologic Services (CGS) is currently looking to hire a full time Geotechnical (Civil) Engineer for the Engineering and Design Group at our Bellingham, WA office. The position will cover coastal bluff and beach system analysis, design, and field oversight. The position includes mid-level engineering and project management as part of our small team, which includes engineering and coastal geologists, a senior coastal engineer, CAD, and GIS staff. The successful candidate will be working in conjunction with these staff to support and lead projects through the application of engineering and geologic principles and techniques. The successful candidate needs to have strong communication skills and be able to work independently and with teams to apply critical thinking skills to solve technical issues and develop project-specific solutions.

Responsibilities of the job include:

  • Conducting field investigations involving coastal bluffs, beaches, coastal structures, and other sites
  • Performing engineering calculations of bluff stability (including slope modeling), preparing technical and field reports, design of coastal structures and retaining walls, computation packages, and contributing to feasibility reports, design reports, construction drawings, and specifications
  • Processing and analyzing large datasets including LiDAR data and topography and bathymetry data, along with development features
  • Providing field oversight, monitoring, and geotechnical testing for coastal and bluff restoration, waterfront parks, and other development and construction projects
  • Assignments may include project travel within the Salish Sea region in remote and urban locations, but will generally be limited to no more than 5-15% of work time
  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship  and valid driver’s license

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited university
  • Professional Engineer registration
  • 5+ years’ work experience in geotechnical/engineering
  • Project management experience
  • Work experience with bluff/coastal projects, LiDAR data, and slope stability modeling
  • Strong organizational, technical, written, and oral communication skills with attention to detail

Preferred Education and Experience

  • M.S. or M.Eng. in Civil/Geotechnical, Coastal, or Ocean Engineering
  • Puget Sound and sea level rise adaptation work experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, MATLAB, ArcGIS, Python
  • Knowledge and experience in coastal processes, coastal geomorphology, and coastal structural analysis

Work Environment
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, with some flexibility. Currently, this job will require working from home due to COVID. The job largely operates in a professional office environment working with computers. Occasional fieldwork and travel will be necessary. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 401(k), and a comprehensive leave package.

How to Apply
Please email detailed resume, cover letter, certifications, and a minimum of three references. Cover letter should address how the candidate’s specific experience makes them well suited for a small, independent firm and how their long-term career goals align with this position. Please email completed materials to careers@coastalgeo.com. Interviews are starting. Position is open until filled (currently open).

CGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. CGS will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants and employees.


Principal Engineer | Clark Regional Wastewater District

Posted: 11/13/2020

Clark Regional Wastewater District is seeking a Principal Engineer to join their team as the head of the Transmission and Treatment division.  Excellent career development opportunity to apply a specialized knowledge of engineering and managerial principles and practices to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the regional program.  The ideal candidate is professional, collaborative, a leader, and a strong communicator.  Competitive salary and benefits including PERS retirement, employer paid medical, dental and vision (employee and family), paid time-off, and professional training and development.  Great opportunity to join a financially strong, growing utility and work together to build consensus for regional wastewater programs and solutions.  Located in Southwest Washington, take advantage of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, just minutes from the Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Mountains and Oregon coast.  Please review the position description and submittal requirements at www.CRWWD.comThe position will remain open until filled.  An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.