News and Events Archive

Be part of our team!

SHN is actively recruiting a mid/senior level planner, a mid level hydrogeologist, and mid/senior level civil engineers specializing in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services.  We offer the advantages of working at a small company (you’ll “wear lots of hats”), but we are large enough to support research and application of new technologies such as horizontal directional drilling, cast in place pipe, ElectroScan™ leak detection, and multispectral analyses via unmanned aerial vehicles.  Our current planning projects include developing university student housing, analyzing impacts and creating mitigations for dam removals, and monitoring mitigation projects relating to highway construction.  The work we do benefits our communities and environment, which is a primary motivator for us!  The work is also generally demanding and often on a tight deadline so we work in teams that foster camaraderie, friendships, respect, and leadership.  It’s not for everyone, but it might be for you!  Check out our Currently Open Positions page for detailed job descriptions.

Welcome to 3 E's

We recently hired one Elizabeth and two Ethans (Elizabeth Jurkoic, Ethan Lawton, and Ethan Phillips) to fill openings for an engineering intern, a cultural resources specialist, and a material testing technician.  Elizabeth comes to us from Humboldt State University, and plans to graduate in June 2018.  Ethan L has worked with numerous tribes in the Pacific Northwest, and Ethan P's interest in earth sciences extends to climate science.

Emily's Amazing Rodeo Season!

Emily Machado is an amazing young woman who we have had the pleasure of sponsoring for some years.  Here are her words, “Because of your wonderful sponsorship I was able to have another amazing rodeo season.  With your support and my hard work I was able to win the All-Around Cowgirl and be the Goat Tying Champion.  I also earned a spot into the State Finals in Bishop, CA in the Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Goat Tying, and the Cutting event.  I hope I can reach my goal and make it to the Nationals in Gillette, Wyoming.”

Bob Brown, AICP, elected to California AEP Vice President of Programs

Bob Brown was elected by members of the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) to serve as Vice President of Programs for the North Coast.  The AEP is a non-profit association of public and private sector professionals, who share a common interest in serving the principles that underlie the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which include environmental assessment, analysis, public disclosure, and reporting. 

SHN welcomes Jordan Ludtke

Jordan Ludtke is our most recently hired intern, working primarily in the Eureka office.  Jordan is an environmental resources engineering student at Humboldt State University, and will graduate in May 2017.  She brings experience in environmental construction regulations and environmental audits to SHN, having interned for a private company for three summers, where she enforced policies on construction sites and trained employees.

Mike Palmer is SHN’s 2016 Safety Champion

SHN’s Safety Committee awarded Mike the title of 2016 Safety Champion plus a $100 Visa gift card.  Over 16 years, Mike has been safely working in a wide range of fields efforts at SHN, including drilling, excavations, confined space entry, mines, and asbestos and lead sampling and monitoring, without an accident or injury or lost work time.  That’s over 33,000 hours!  He is consistently safety vigilant, making sure that we are aware of near misses and close calls, and that we address conditions that created those potential problems.  Mike has recently taken responsibility for the safety program of our Redding office, working with Max Kaufman in our Eureka office, and Mike Foget, our Corporate Health and Safety Manager.

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