Currently Open Positions

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We are actively recruiting to fill several positions: two entry-level civil/enviro Engineer-in-Training (EIT); a professional licensed surveyor; a biologist; two planners; and civil engineers with experience in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services.  Please scroll down for information on each position.  However, if you are interested in working at SHN and have experience in any of our positions, please contact us.  We offer a company culture that values career development and training, encourages responsibility, and supports and rewards innovation and creativity.  We offer an excellent benefits package, and approximately 30% of employees are shareholders.

If you would like to apply for one of the positions listed below, or for further information, please call or email a letter of interest and resume to:

Mark Chaney
Phone: (530) 221-5424
Fax: (530) 221-0135
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Open Positions

 

Civil/Environmental Engineer - Open position in Redding, CA

What's great about this job?

  • Types of projects vary, never the same thing twice!
  • See projects from designs on screen/paper to construction and operations
  • Build friendships with co-workers and clients, working is a team atmosphere
  • Know that your work improves and benefits public and environmental health and safety
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience, with benefits that can add approximately 30% of salary.  Shareholder opportunities as well.

SHN is actively recruiting a mid- to senior-level civil/environmental engineer for our Redding, CA office.  Projects are variable but include civil design, stormwater compliance and low impact development, landfill design, soil and groundwater remediation design, environmental site assessments, water supply and storage, and assistance and support of CEQA and NEPA documentation. The individual filling this position will be directly responsible for civil and environmental engineering projects for our municipal and private development clients. SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, shareholder opportunities, and chances to contribute to interesting projects throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon.  Working in a small business such as SHN, you will see a direct relationship between your work and improvements to our natural and built environments. Visit our Facebook page for a glimpse into who we are!

Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include acclaimed  recreational opportunities in the North State and support for music and the arts.  The Shasta Arts Council supports numerous festivals throughout theCivil year, and the North State Symphony performs in Chico and Redding.

Who are we looking for?  We are looking for someone holding a California Professional Civil Engineer registration (PE), with a minimum 8 years of relevant experience.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

 

Survey Party Chief - Open position in Willits, CA

What's great about this job?

  • Opportunity to work in scenic and remote places throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon
  • Join a team of five PLSs and their survey technicians
  • Collaborate closely with our unmanned aerial services (“drones”) team
  • Benefits could add up to 30% of salary and there are shareholder opportunities as well

Where is the work?
Work will primarily originate in the Willits office, but frequent interaction and personal travel to the other SHN offices will be required at times.  Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, a nearby community college, and acclaimed recreational opportunities.

Who are we looking for?  Individual with 2-year or 4-year degree in surveying, geomatics, engineering, or a related field with education and field experience totaling to 10 years..

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Our surveyors work in many types of environments and conditions, for example performing boundary and subdivision surveys and bathymetric surveys.  We work in remote uplands and in urban settings during construction of schools, hospitals, bridges and other critical infrastructure.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting surveying projects.  Please check our Facebook page to see who we are.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description,, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Mid-level and Senior Planners - Open positions in Arcata and Redding, CA

What's great about this job?

  • Direct line between your work and project developments and mitigations in our communities
  • Opportunity to work throughout northern California and southern Oregon
  • Varied project types, such as permitting for medical facilities, trails and safe streets, wineries, campus housing and more
  • Work in a team of senior planners with many years of experience
  • Shareholder opportunities

Where is the work?  Work will primarily originate in either the Eureka/Arcata or Redding offices, but staff interaction and travel to the other SHN offices may be required at times.  Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, nearby state universities (Humboldt State University and Chico State University) and community colleges, and acclaimed recreational opportunities in the North State and the North Coast.  Humboldt County supports a thriving art community; local artists study at the world-renowned Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and created the Kinetic Sculpture Race.  The Shasta Arts Council supports numerous festivals throughout the year, and the North State Symphony performs in Chico and Redding.

Who are we looking for?  Planners holding a BS or MS in planning, geography, environmental policy, or a related field, with 2 to 5 years of consulting experience preferred for the mid-level position, and 5+ years of experience for the senior position.

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting planning projects.  Please check our Facebook page to see who we are.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Full-time, Mid-level Biologist - Applied science solving real problems

What's great about this job?

  •  Combination of field and office work
  • Opportunity to work throughout northern California and southern Oregon
  • Cross-training in biological specialties
  • Opportunity to create and implement mitigation plans, restoring and enhancing plant and wildlife habitat

 Where is the work?  Work will primarily originate in the Eureka/Arcata region, but staff interaction and travel to the other SHN offices may be required at times.  Field environments vary from remote rural to developed urban areas.  Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, a nearby state university (Humboldt State University) and community college, and acclaimed recreational opportunities.  Humboldt County supports a thriving art community; local artists study at the world-renowned Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and created the Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Who are we looking for?  A biologist holding a BS or MS in biology or a related field, with a minimum 3 years of consulting experience. 

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting biological science projects.  Please check our Facebook page to see who we are.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Entry Level Civil/Enviro EIT - Project design for fewer and lesser impacts

We are seeking an Entry Level Civil/Enviro Engineer-in-Training for our Eureka, California office.  The individual filling this position will gain experience assisting municipal and private development clients.  The types of projects you could be working on include water and wastewater design, water resources, stormwater compliance, low impact development, hazardous materials, landfills and waste management, site investigation, fate and transport, site remediation, site civil, air quality, noise, agency permitting, and CEQA/NEPA.  SHN values education and training, and supports staff as they work towards licensing and other certifications. We are a Small Business Enterprise, so staff are cross-trained and “wear many hats”.  We generally work in teams, so the ability to communicate clearly and accept responsibility is valued and rewarded.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to contribute to interesting projects throughout Oregon and Northern California.  See our Facebook page for a glimpse into who we are!  Then please download the job description, here.

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon. 

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Entry Level Civil EIT - Opportunity in established small firm

We are seeking an Entry Level Civil Engineer-in-Training for our Coos Bay, Oregon regional office.  The individual filling this position will assist engineering staff in the design of municipal and private infrastructure projects, general site development, and construction support activities.  Our projects’ goals are many, such as improving water quality (such as our work on the new wastewater treatment plant in Coos Bay), reducing seismic risks and improving aesthetic qualities of our built environment (such as under-grounding overhead utilities in Lincoln City), and assisting in economic development and recovery of our small rural communities (numerous projects in the energy and commercial development sectors).  SHN values education and training, and supports staff as they work towards licensing and other certifications. We are a Small Business Enterprise, so staff are cross-trained and “wear many hats”.  We generally work in teams, so the ability to communicate clearly and accept responsibility is valued and rewarded.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to contribute to interesting projects throughout Oregon and Northern California.  See our Facebook page for a glimpse into who we are!  Then please download the job description, here.

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  We work in remote uplands and in urban settings during construction of schools, hospitals, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. 

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Professional Land Surveyor - Traditional methods + innovative techniques

What's great about this job?

  • Opportunity to work in scenic and remote places
  • Be an important part of many types of projects in varying landscapes throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon
  • Join a team of five PLSs and their survey technicians
  • Collaborate closely with our unmanned aerial services (“drones”) team
  • Financial opportunities include salary commensurate with experience, generally twice that needed for a family of four in Humboldt County.  Benefits could add up to 30% of salary, and there are shareholder opportunities as well.

Where is the work?  Work will primarily originate in the Eureka office, but frequent interaction and personal travel to the other SHN offices will be required at times.  Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, a nearby state university and community college, and acclaimed recreational opportunities.  Humboldt County supports a thriving art community; local artists study at the world-renowned Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and created the Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Who are we looking for?  PLS preferred, but LSIT candidate considered.

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Our surveyors work in many types of environments and conditions, for example performing boundary and subdivision surveys and bathymetric surveys.  We work in remote uplands and in urban settings during construction of schools, hospitals, bridges and other critical infrastructure.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting surveying projects

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   All inquiries will remain confidential. 

 

Civil Engineers - Create better surroundings, work inside and outside

SHN is actively recruiting up to four mid/senior level civil engineers specializing in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services.

What's great about these jobs?

  • Work inside and outside
  • See projects from designs on screen/paper to construction and operations
  • Build friendships with co-workers and clients, working is a team atmosphere
  • Know that projects improve and benefit public and environmental health and safety

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting civil and environmental engineering projects that benefit our communities. 

Who are we looking for?  Three essential requirements for these jobs are:

  1. Ability to meet deadlines and work gracefully under time constraints
  2. Experience in technical duties as listed in specific job descriptions for civil engineers focusing on water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services (please click on links to read detailed job descriptions)
  3. Excellent communications skills and ability to work in teams as member or leader

Where is the work?  Work is in Northern California and Southern Oregon, with municipal work occurring in small towns and cities.  Work for commercial clients, special districts, and county and state agencies can take us out to beautiful and scenic coastal, forested, river, and valley project sites.  Some of our staff live within small cities (Eureka, Willits, Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Arcata, Fortuna, Redding, Coos Bay, Klamath Falls) but others live within short commuting distance on rural properties that allow for horses and livestock, large gardens, and open space.  Through working and living in our small communities, we directly experience the social, economic, and environmental benefits that our projects bring. 

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description(s), identify which position(s) you are interested in, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   All inquiries will remain confidential.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

 

 

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