News and Events Archive

Recruitment success but not done yet!

We are pleased to welcome six (6!) professionals to SHN.  Competition for outstanding people is keen, with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting an 8% increase in civil engineering employment to 2024.  Attracting experienced and enthusiastic people in turn attracts more of the same, and SHN is all the better for it.  We are still accepting applications for civil engineers, a surveyor, and a survey technician.  Our most recent staff additions are:  Dale Roper, PE, PLS (Redding), Justin Wilson, PE (Coos Bay), Jennifer Figueroa-Golder (Arcata), Roger Klakken (Eureka), Richard Poole, EIT (Coos Bay), and Gary Slawson (Coos Bay).  Zack Carter will be completing his intership with us, and returning to Oregon State University in September.  To read short bios, please "read more".

US EPA Excellence in Site Reuse Award

The Wiyot Tribe has been selected as the first recipient of the US EPA’s Region 9 Excellence in Site Reuse Award, for the environmental cleanup of the Tuluwat Village, and resumption of the World Renewal Ceremony.   The Tribe contacted Mike Foget, Principal of Civil Engineering and the cleanup’s project manager, to acknowledge SHN’s role in making “this project a reality and success.”  The Tribe also asked if Mike could be interviewed, to share insights and lessons learned that could assist other Brownfield projects.  This project also won the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award in 2013. 

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.

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