Ecological Engineer/Water Resources Engineer

Biohabitats Portland, Oregon
Job Type Paid permanent

Years of Experience: 5+ years consulting experience

Compensation Commensurate with Experience

Biohabitats seeks an engineer with a solid foundation in the principles of stream, wetland, and ecological restoration and applied experience leading complex restoration projects from concept through construction documents, permits, and implementation.

The Ecological Engineer/Water Resources Engineer will support a variety of public, private, and institutional projects throughout the Pacific Northwest region, and will have the opportunity to collaborate on restoration projects across the United States. Projects, which will vary in type, scale, and complexity, will include stream and wetland restoration and enhancement, river and stream bank stabilization, fish passage improvements, flood hazard analysis, stormwater management design, shoreline and coastal restoration design, and the development of integrated ecological restoration and engineering designs. Leadership skills, an enthusiasm for collaboration, and a passion for the environment is essential.

Biohabitats offers a collaborative, cohesive, and compassionate work environment. We seek team members who share a passion for the environment and seek to make a difference through innovative project work with great clients. We encourage our employees to enjoy activities of all kinds in support of a healthy work-life balance.

Primary Responsibilities

» Stream, wetland, shoreline, and coastal restoration design

» Creation of construction documents, including plans, specifications, and cost estimates

» Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses

» Support for other technical project tasks

Required Skills

» Minimum 5 years of consulting experience in ecological engineering design

» Project experience relevant to stream, wetland, and shoreline settings, large wood structures, fish passage restoration, and various bank stabilization methods commonly used in the Pacific Northwest

» Ability to support multiple large projects for public and private clients

» Quantitative analysis of project elements, such as stability calculations

» Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD

» Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling methods, techniques, and analyses

» Ability to work within a team framework on multiple projects across multiple offices

» Strong written and oral communication skills

» Strong work ethic

» Unwavering environmental ethic


BS, MS, or PhD in Engineering (e.g., water resources engineering, civil engineering,

or biological systems engineering)

Professional Registration

Oregon and Washington PE (or ability to obtain through reciprocity)


Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and attractive benefits package:

» Flexible Leave and Paid Holidays

» Flexible Work Hours

» Teleworking Flexibility

» Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

» Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

» Life Insurance

» Employer-Contributed Health Savings Account

» Retirement Account with Employer Match

» Quarterly Profit Bonuses

» Tuition Reimbursement and Continuing Education Support

» Professional License Reimbursement

Biohabitats is a purpose driven, performance oriented, and values led organization. To ensure that you will thrive at Biohabitats, we highly encourage you to review our Mission, Values, and Approach before applying.


Please send in pdf format to

» Cover letter

» Resume

» References

Biohabitats is an equal opportunity employer.

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