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Design Engineer II

Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Bellingham, WA
  • Expired: January 08, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
We are Herrera:

Envision yourself at a growing company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best while supporting your evolving career.

We are Herrera Environmental Consultants, a science and engineering consulting firm dedicated to working with clients to develop holistic solutions that provide social and environmental benefit. We protect the environment every day simply by doing what we do best.

For over 40 years Herrera has cultivated a collaborative, respectful culture that empowers our staff to achieve excellence, and we have fun along the way. Each of us has the unique ability to make a difference in the world, one person at a time and one project at a time. We provide our staff with the autonomy to pursue their professional interests and encourage professional growth - resulting in a high staff retention and repeat clients.

As our company grows, we are expanding our services in Washington, Oregon, California, the Mountain West and Western Canada.

Your opportunity:

Are you interested in applying your engineering skills to design green infrastructure to improve water quality and support communities? Do you like working as part of integrated design teams with ecologists, landscape architects, and scientists to design high-performance projects in complex ecological settings? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your design experience? Then this role is for you.

As a Design Engineer, you will join a team of experienced, creative and mission driven designers, scientists, landscape architects, planners, biologists and other experts working on a variety of projects from the urban realm to the upper watershed.

You will be responsible for:
  • The planning and design of green stormwater infrastructure retrofits in the urban realm
  • The planning and design of regional stormwater facilities
  • Green infrastructure program support and development of design guidance
  • General civil site development engineering design for high performance green buildings, parks, trails, and open space.
  • Stormwater conveyance system modeling and design
  • Producing Plans, Specifications, Cost Estimates, and Technical Reports for projects seeking high water quality performance, those in complex ecological settings, and which support communities of all types.

Required education and qualifications
  • 3 to 5 years of civil engineering and stormwater design experience; a Bachelor's degree in civil/environmental engineering (Master's preferred), and be on track to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Experience in the preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimate (PS&E) packages for public and private stormwater management facilities and/or site development civil engineering projects.
  • Experience with planning and/or design of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and low impact development (LID) practices

The strengths you will need to succeed in this role include:
  • Experience with AutoCAD / Civil3D & Bluebeam
  • Technical writing and the preparation of stormwater management design reports and technical memos
  • Experience with Hydraulic and Hydrologic stormwater modeling
  • Engineering design experience on site civil development and linear transportation projects
  • Experience coordinating with agencies, subconsultants, and design partners
  • Commitment to staying current with technical and regulatory developments in the dynamic field of stormwater management and green building
  • Strong team collaboration, clear written and verbal communication abilities, and excellent organizational skills
  • A passion for developing sustainable solutions to complex water resource problems for public and private clients

This position is salaried and exempt from overtime; see the annual salary ranges by location below.
  • Seattle: $79,500 - $100,700
  • Bellingham: $75,500 - $95,700

Application Deadline: 1/31/2023

We support our staff by offering:
  • Medical/prescription drug/dental/vision insurance for employees and dependents; employees covered at no cost on base plan with buy-up options available; company contribution for dependents
  • Section 125 flexible benefits plans - healthcare and dependent care
  • Company-paid life insurance for employees; option to purchase additional life insurance for employees and dependents at employees' expense
  • Company-paid long term disability insurance for employees; option to purchase short-term disability insurance at employees' expense
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation accrued at 3.077 hours every two weeks (for a 40 hour/week employee, equivalent to 10 days per year)
  • Paid sick time accrued at 3.077 hours every two weeks (for a 40 hour/week employee, equivalent to 10 days per year)
  • Paid holidays (10)
  • Paid volunteer time (8 hours annually)
  • Company-paid annual membership dues for one professional organization
  • Professional development / continuing education allowance
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible hybrid work culture

We are a values-based organization.
  • Insist on integrity, objectivity, and social and environmental ethics in our work
  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity, always
  • Act as stewards of the environment upon which we depend
  • Research and outreach, learn and teach
  • Employee owners; employee leaders

We Are Committed to Equal Opportunity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Herrera does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws. We encourage women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Herrera is an equal opportunity employer.

Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.


Bellingham, WA
98225 USA