Junior-level Restoration/Civil Engineer

Engineering · Morro Bay, Arcata, or Berkeley, California
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Stillwater Sciences seeks highly motivated junior-level engineer to serve as a member of an inter-disciplinary team working on habitat restoration planning, design, and implementation, as well as general water resources management projects, throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and Rockies. 


The Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Topographic and bathymetric survey
  • Integrating mapping and analytical tasks in ArcGIS and AutoCAD
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Design tasks in AutoCAD Civil3D, including grading, creating and working with surfaces, and design drawing production
  • Development of construction specifications and cost estimates
  • Construction management for restoration and infrastructure projects
  • Technical writing


Qualified applicants should possess:

  • BS or MS in engineering
  • EIT in CA
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to organize resources, analyze data, and confidently interact with project team members
  • Passion for rivers and furthering river science and the practice of river restoration
  • Valid Driver’s license in good standing


Ideal candidates will possess west coast experience in/with:

  • Restoration planning, design, and implementation in riverine, wetland and estuarine environments
  • Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species recovery, integrated multi-benefit restoration, stormwater engineering, trails and park design, fish passage, and/or dam removal
  • Total station, RTK GPS, and bathymetric survey equipment
  • AutoCAD Civil3D including surfaces, grading, and plan layout
  • Excel spreadsheet models
  • Modeling stream channel hydraulics
  • Construction management and oversight


Availability, Compensation and Application Details:

  • Full-time position with benefits.
  • Out-of-town work required.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan, ESOP, and full health and dental care.
  • Please provide a cover letter (including your requested salary range) with a resume and writing sample in MS Word or PDF.
  • Resumes without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.


About Stillwater Sciences:

Stillwater Sciences (www.stillwatersci.com) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 80 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees throughout the Western U.S. in nine offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. We pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Due to the collaborative nature of our work and given that our company is a Federal contractor, Stillwater Sciences employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or apply for an accommodation for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief), and we strongly encourage employees receive a booster.


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  • Location
    Morro Bay, Arcata, or Berkeley, California
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.