A career is an individual’s journey of learning and work.


Whether SHN is a quick side-trip or a long and rewarding segment of your journey depends on the similarities of our future paths. Based on almost 40 years in business and our Vision Statement, SHN's path is one that values enhancing our communities and creating a rewarding environment for employees and shareholders. Enhancing our communities means that much of our work is geographically located in southern Oregon and northern California. We perform work for many kinds of clients (see Clients Served), with a special emphasis on local governments and special districts, and on small and medium-sized businesses.

We hold varying interests and passions, but we seem to share these characteristics:

  • Ability and even preference for working in teams
  • High value on life-long learning
  • Striving for a balance between work, family life, and health
  • Optimism, enthusiasm, and flexibility

SHN accepts resumes and cover letters on an on-going basis, but also check our Currently Open Positions page. We support a limited number of internships. SHN offers these career positions:

Professional, Licensed and Registered

  • Civil engineers
  • Engineering geologists
  • Environmental engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Geologists
  • Surveyors

Planning and Permitting

  • CEQA/NEPA and permitting specialists
  • Natural resource planners

Technical Support and Administrative

  • Admin assistants
  • CADD technicians
  • Materials testing technicians
  • Environmental field technicians
  • Technical writers
  • Information technology specialists

SHN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, citizenship status, age, veteran status or disability.

Furthermore, we do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of our employees by co-workers, supervisors, clients, or vendors.  This commitment extends to our policies on recruiting, advertising, hiring, placement, promotion, training, transfer, wages, benefits, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

Employee Spotlight

Sam Polly

Wetland, Restoration, and Stormwater Specialist

Sam’s passion for soil has led to expertise in wetland delineations, edible landscapes, erosion and sediment control, and storm water pollution prevention.  Prior to his work at Streamline Planning and SHN, Sam worked as an arborist, a timber nursery equipment operator, and a college instructor of soil science.  His recent projects include writing storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) and prescribing storm water best management practices, and he is certified as a Qualified SWPPP Developer and Practitioner (QSD/QSP) and a Trainer of Record for Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioners.  With Gwen Erickson, Sam provides workshops for professionals who also desire certification, and for business owners who either manage and/or hold Construction General Permits or Industrial General Permits. 

Sam is also an active member of the edible landscape and permaculture community.  He is an organizer of the Fieldbrook Eco Garden, a garden that educates the public about gardening practices (for example, hugelkultur beds) and unusual fruits (autumn olives, akebia).   The garden can be explored during its annual tour that typically is held in late summer.  (Photo credit: Laughing Frog Photography)

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