News and Events Archive

Survey-supported Drone Work

Jason Buck (PG, CEG) recently presented our survey-supported drone capabilities to the North Coast chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers during their January 2018 lunch meeting.  Developed over the last three years, Jason’s work highlights the differences between hobby-level drone use and our professional applications that are supported by Professional Licensed Surveyors in “Responsible Charge”.  We are continuously finding new applications, from endangered plant monitoring to stockpile volume estimates. 

Professional Licensed Surveyor Opportunity

SHN is actively searching for a mid/senior level surveyor, preferably holding PLS certification in California.  If you have reached our website through the professional land surveyor associations of California, Oregon, or Nevada, thanks for reading the discussion board thread.  You can contact Tom Herman, PLS, directly (707-459-4518, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or you may want to skip straight to the job description.  If you’re interested based on our Facebook or other social media posts, here is some additional information.  Our surveying group is lead by Tom Herman, PLS, who is our Principal Surveyor and also the Regional Manager of our Willits office.  Three others who hold PLS certifications are based in Willits and Redding.  Walter White, PLS, is our senior surveyor based in our Coos Bay, OR office.  Tom and Walter are supported by a team of experienced survey technicians.  This PLS opportunity is based in our Eureka office.

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.”

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