Updated: 16 November 2014


Job Opportunities


Date: December 5, 2014

Job Description: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) seeks a Senior Water Resources Engineer for our Seattle office. We are looking for an experienced environmental consultant who has successfully planned, designed and implemented coastal, floodplain, stream, and wetland restoration projects and performed other types of water resources engineering work in Washington. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with and help grow our existing team of engineers, landscape architects, and scientists in the pursuit of multi-disciplinary projects.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform detailed engineering studies, oversee and interpret modeling analysis, and lead and support a wide range of water resources engineering projects;
  • Prepare feasibility studies and conceptual designs, develop probable cost of construction, and oversee the preparation of detailed engineering plans and specifications;
  • Prepare design reports and memoranda to document analyses;
  • Supervise engineers and technical staff to ensure that project and client needs are met in a timely and effective manner; and facilitate professional development of staff.
  • Participate in business development, marketing and client stewardship activities including identifying project opportunities, preparing proposals, and leading interview teams to win and secure work;
  • Manage projects from initiation to close out including negotiating scopes of work and being accountable for meeting schedule and budget requirements;
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control functions consistent with the company’s QA/QC Plan;   Meet and coordinate with clients, agencies, stakeholders, and contractors to achieve project goals; and  Present project and technical work to clients, agencies, peers and the public.

Capabilities and Credentials:

B.S. degree in Civil / Water Resources Engineering; M.S. degree preferred.

Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington.

Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering analysis and design of ecological restoration projects

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Experience with applied geomorphology and hydraulics, in particular with coastal and fluvial systems, sediment transport and modeling.
  • Experience with stormwater planning, designing and monitoring.
  • Experience with bridge hydraulics.
  • Experience working with resource agencies (i.e., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WDFW, WSDOT, ODOT), tribes, ports, salmon recovery organizations and similar entities.
  • Business savvy and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Ability to travel (including occasional overnight travel) and work in a wide range of field conditions.

To Apply: For more information or to apply, go to http://esassoc.com/

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 350-person, employee-owned environmental consulting firm with over 40 years of experience specializing in planning, engineering, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, and regulatory compliance. Ranked one of the Best Environmental Firms to Work For, our skilled managers, scientists, planners, and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication, and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future, good environmental stewardship, and successful project completion in an increasingly sophisticated regulatory and community interest context.

Compensation and tenure will be dependent on qualifications.  The successful candidate would be entitled to ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program.  The program reflects our commitment to our employees, which includes: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance, vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group life insurance, group disability insurance, credit union membership, ride-sharing/commuter assistance, Healthcare & Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and an Employee Referral Bonus program




The Nature Conservancy

Application Deadline: December 10, 2014


Emerald Edge Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy.  The Emerald Edge Associate Director of Philanthropy will report to The Emerald Edge Director, and will work closely with the Senior Advisor (the Director of Philanthropy for the WA program), the Emerald Edge Philanthropy Team and TNC Relationship Managers throughout the organization to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors.


Complete job description and application instructions are available at the Idealist:



The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Application Deadline: November 30, 2014


The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is seeking candidates for a new position,  Fisheries Manager US Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico. The Fisheries Manager will be the primary fisheries outreach representative for the MSC in the US Atlantic and possibly Gulf of Mexico. He/she will help to maintain and increase the support for the program across a broad range of interest groups including: fisheries and primary processors, fisheries management agencies, government representatives and partners in the NGO community.

Complete job description and application instructions are available at the Idealist: