Diversity of thought

Straughan believes diversity makes us stronger. A diverse workplace improves innovation, creativity, productivity, and professional growth. We strive to challenge our assumptions and develop innovative solutions to common problems. We build project teams with diverse expertise and backgrounds to create and test ideas that improve the status quo. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

We recognize the pain, injustices, and divisions within our communities due to inequalities, racism, and intolerances of all kinds. We cannot have strong communities without equality and justice for all.

As we build our team, we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are open-minded and care about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts, talents, and perspective.

Straughan is committed to continuous learning, support, and outreach that contributes positively to creating a work environment, community and a society that understands and values the human spirit in all its forms.

Have fun. Make a difference.

We celebrate successes. We learn and grow every day. We welcome challenges. We support each other. We seek divergent ideas and input. We care deeply about sustainability. We lead and support our communities. We encourage personal enrichment and renewal.

straughanSOCIAL

We believe that engagement is important whether you work in the office, are entirely remote, or do a little of both. straughanSOCIAL is our place for game nights, coffee meetups, seed swaps, kickball games, wellness events, and much more!

Flexible Work Arrangements

The way we work is changing, and we understand the increasing demands you face in your personal and work life. Straughan provides flexibility in work arrangements whenever possible.

Environmental Initiatives

If there’s one thing all Straughan employees have in common, it’s our enthusiasm for the environment. We seek to implement environmental best practices in every aspect of our work for our clients, our company, and our communities. We also have an active employee Green Team who volunteer to further our environmental practices.

Professional Development

In a constantly changing and unpredictable world, we hope to develop future leaders who care about improving the field of environmental science, management, and engineering. We encourage our staff to learn in a variety of ways and offer staff-led lunch & learns, webinars, training, tuition reimbursement, coaching, professional society membership, and more.

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Our Commitment

Quality, customer service, safety, and management commitments for every project.

Creative Strategies

Strategies to improve outcomes for the environment and communities, while often reducing project costs and schedules.

Comprehensive Capabilities

Versatile environmental expertise – from project planning and design through construction and program management.

benefits

At Straughan, we invest in the entire you.

To better understand our workforce, we are committed to continuously evolving and creating practices, providing benefits, and policies that meaningfully address the needs and desires of our team. We invest fully in you for your today and your tomorrow. Here are some of the ways we support all of our team:

401(k) retirement plan with an employer match

Medical and dental insurance

Tuition assistance

Short- and long-term disability insurance

Continuous development

Maternity/Paternity leave

Generous paid time off, including 8 holidays

Health savings and flexible spending accounts

Employer-paid life and voluntary life insurance

Flexible work arrangements

Professional society membership

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Together we can create a sustainable world.

We believe successful, productive employees create a successful, productive company. We work closely to develop and support employees to reach their full potential, and we are proud of the reputation our employees have earned and the high degree of our collective success.

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Columbia, MD

Entry-Level Sustainability Specialist

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Posted: December 17, 2021 Columbia, MD

Entry-Level Sustainability Specialist

Description

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; sustainability specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Straughan is currently seeking an Entry Level Sustainability Specialist to join our Sustainable Design group in the Columbia, MD office. Straughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor.  The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability. This position will drive long-term success for Straughan’s sustainability strategy aligned with all business units.

Job Summary:

This is an excellent opportunity for a career professional to join our growing and exciting Sustainable Design business unit as you build a rewarding career path as a sustainability leader. You will come to work every day and be engaged and challenged to grow as a subject matter expert. In addition, you will be an integral part in supporting Straughan on company-wide sustainability initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in general sustainability and sustainable design consulting services
  • Prepare and coordinate LEED documentation
  • Assist in completion of site/water/energy/daylight investigations for LEED compliance
  • Provide research support on achieving net zero energy, carbon neutral, high performance building design and construction strategies and technologies, and other areas of sustainability
  • Document, track, report, and plan for improvement for our internal green key performance indicators

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in architectural, engineering, scientific, or related field
  • LEED Green Associate, LEED AP with Specialty or willingness to earn immediately
  • 0-1 years’ experience in sustainability consulting, or other related experience in the consulting industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Attention to detail a must

 

Highly Desired

  • LEED Green Associate, LEED AP BD+C or other LEED AP specialty credential
  • Additional sustainability credentials (Green Globes, WELL, Living Futures)
  • An understanding of the federal Guiding Principles program
  • An understanding of carbon management in the built environment
  • Passion for sustainability and desire to attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to stay up to date on innovative industry changes
  • Proficiency at report development and writing

 

Software Experience

  • Microsoft Office Suite (including intermediate level in excel) required
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit desired
  • Proficiency with EC3 Tool or other embodied carbon management tools desired

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

Houston, Texas

Environmental Compliance Specialist (ECS I)

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Posted: January 7, 2022 Houston, Texas

Environmental Compliance Specialist (ECS I)

Description

 

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Job Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform environmental work to support Johnson Space Center (JSC). Such work requires: (1) The application of professional knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of environmental sciences concerned with facilities and systems for controlling pollution and protecting quality of resources and the environment, and (2) An understanding of and the ability to utilize pertinent aspects of chemistry that pertain to the control or elimination of pollutants. Assists the other media leads for air, water, EMS, Sustainability programs. Participates as an emergency spill responder on a rotational basis. Must possess excellent technical writing skills as well as exceptional communication skills.  Must demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrogeology, Biology, etc.
  • 1-2 years of related work experience

Highly Desired

  • Prior experience in environmental projects
  • Proficiency in water quality and chemistry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications
  • Understanding technical drawings
  • Prior technical writing experience

As a condition of employment, hire will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or required to get tested on a weekly basis. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Columbia, MD

Accounting Controller

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Posted: January 19, 2022 Columbia, MD

Accounting Controller

Summary

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is seeking to add a qualified Accounting Controller to our growing team. This is a leadership position for hands-on management of a small team as well as coordination with accounting consultants. They will report to the company President and is a key member of the corporate senior leadership team. An exceptional candidate will demonstrate prior experience with full-cycle accounting and monthly closing procedures, preparation of financial statements, A/R & A/P management, preparation of client invoices,  payroll functions, and audit support. The position will play an essential role in managing key financials operations and preparing financial reports for executives as well as ad-hoc reports as needed. The candidate should have prior experience with managing a team of direct reports. The candidate may be required to work additional hours as necessary to meet both accounting and regulatory deadlines.

 

Salary Range: $125K to $175K depending on experience and qualifications

Responsibilities of the Accounting Team

 

Accounts Payable

  • Maintain accurate account coding and A/P Aging report
  • Maintain backup and support for A/P and cash disbursements
  • Manage bi-weekly A/P check run schedule

Accounts Receivable

  • Maintain accurate A/R Aging report & manage collections efforts
  • Manage DSOs and report A/R status to executives

Preparation and Issuance of Client Invoices

  • Maintain overhead cost structures
  • Manage annual overhead rate approvals for various DOT agencies
  • Track annual overhead rate adjustment liabilities
  • Review of direct and indirect labor coding
  • Review billing post for accuracy and completion
  • Monthly review of revenue for accuracy
  • Monthly MBE contractual reporting

Project Accounting

  • Evaluation of project burn-rates and adequacy of funding
  • Set up and maintenance of project profiles in Unanet ERP
  • Assist with the maintenance of various project status reports
  • Ability to discuss project financials with Project Managers
  • Ability to answer questions and respond to various requests from Project Managers

Month-end Closing Procedures

  • Review & maintain account schedules
  • Review & evaluate T/B for accuracy
  • Review trend income statement and evaluate for accuracy
  • Assist with account reconciliations
  • Review of monthly contract revenue & direct labor multipliers
  • Maintain reconciliation of overhead billing rates to actual rates
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting package – I/S, B/S, CF, AASHTO rates, Federal rates, covenants

Bi-Weekly Payroll

  • Assist with maintenance of Paycor payroll system
  • Review hourly rates for accuracy
  • Review pay code summary, OT, and labor variance adjustments
  • Review EE benefits and deductions for accuracy
  • Reconcile payroll accrual and expense accounts and prepare payroll accrual J/E
  • Ensure PTO accrual rates and liability account are accurate

Assist with external audits as needed

  • Annual financial and MDOT/FAR overhead rate audits
  • Annual state overhead rate submission and related audits
  • Annual ICS report preparation

Other Duties

  • Prepare additional financial reports as requested by management
  • Prepare reports for external agencies as requested
  • Complete additional projects as assigned

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional accounting experience
  • Minimum 1 year leading a team
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Experience with financial ERP systems (Unanet GovCon)
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and FAR
  • Familiarity with State/Federal contracting
  • Experience with project-based accounting
  • Familiarity with cost-plus, time and materials, and fixed-price contracts
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential to this role
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Able to handle confidential material
  • Ability to prioritize and organize efficiently
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • High-level analytical ability
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to communicate across various functional levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA
  • MBA
  • Experience with MS 365 including Teams and SharePoint

 

Note

Due to the nature of this position, all candidates must agree to a comprehensive background check. Candidates may be required to complete an assessment of various accounting and Excel skills.

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Columbia, MD

Junior Accountant

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Posted: January 19, 2022 Columbia, MD

Junior Accountant

Summary

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is seeking to add a qualified Junior Accountant to our growing team. An exceptional candidate will demonstrate familiarity with accounts payable, cash receipts and receivables, preparation of client invoices, and month-end closing procedures. The position will play an important role in supporting the Senior Staff Accountant and Accounting Manager in preparing monthly financial reports for management as well as ad-hoc reports as needed. The candidate may be required to work additional hours as needed to meet both accounting and regulatory deadlines.

This position will require occasional travel to the corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD.

Salary range: $40,000 – $50,000 – salary commensurate with degree and relevant experience

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

• Maintains accounts payable including review and entry of vendor invoices
• Maintains and reconciles company credit cards and prepares documentation for review
• Assists with accounts receivable including entry of customer cash receipts and collections activities
• Assists with preparation and issuance of client invoices
• Assists with various month-end project accounting reports
• Assists Staff Accountant and Senior Staff Accountant with month-end closing procedures
• Prepares special financial reports as requested by management
• Prepares compliance reports for external agencies
• Assists with external audits as needed
• Completes special projects as assigned

Minimum Skills and Qualifications

• Associate’s degree in accounting
• 0-2 years of relevant professional accounting experience
• Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills
• Great attention to detail and high-level analytical ability
• Familiarity with GAAP and accounting procedures
• Must be able to handle confidential material
• Ability to prioritize and organize efficiently and work to deadlines
• Effective written and verbal communication

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting (approaching graduation acceptable)
• Experience with Unanet GovCon ERP
• Familiarity with State/Federal contracting
• Experience with project-based accounting
• Familiarity with cost-plus, time and materials, and fixed-price contracts

Note
Due to the nature of this position, all candidates must agree to a comprehensive background check. Candidates may required to complete an assessment of both accounting and excel.

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Columbia, MD

Noise Analyst/Engineer

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Posted: October 8, 2021 Columbia, MD

Noise Analyst/Engineer

Who We Are
Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater, and energy markets.  Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities.

Straughan is currently seeking a Noise Engineer/Analyst to join our Environmental Planning Team. Your skills and knowledge of applicable concepts would support studies and design in the areas of acoustics, air quality, and sustainability professional services. You would perform work as assigned by the business unit director or project task manager in the areas of traffic noise analysis, rail noise analysis, construction noise analysis, noise barrier design, sound monitoring, vibration analysis, and/or air quality analysis. Work would include collecting field data collection, data processing, utilizing noise modeling software, and conducting noise impact analysis. Supporting tasks and services would include report preparation, CAD & GIS usage, construction plan production, construction cost estimation, and/or environmental planning and permitting support.

Qualifications/Experience

A successful candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills and some relevant background in Acoustical Analysis, Noise Abatement Design, Air Quality Analysis, Traffic Analysis, Site Design, Roadway Design, and/or Rail Noise.

  • Ability to perform fieldwork such as traffic noise measurements, traffic noise data collection, and additional environmental field tasks. Fieldwork may involve walking through wooded areas, working alongside roadways, and carrying field equipment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ year of full-time air and/or noise experience (preferred)
  • Working CADD experience, preferably MicroStation
  • Noise analysis experience with the Maryland Department of Transportation (preferred)
  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office computer software (Word/Excel)

Job Requirements

As a condition of employment, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Our Culture | Our People

Straughan has been selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for the past five consecutive years (including 2020), and we are committed to providing an engaging workplace where employees are supported in their career goals and professional development. We provide educational assistance, professional development, and support in professional credentials. At Straughan, we understand the needs of our workforce. We are committed to continuously evolving and creating practices and policies that meaningfully address the needs and desires of our team.

At Straughan, we invest fully in you as a whole person. Here are some of the ways we strive to support all of our team:

  • We care about your overall well-being and health— Straughan offers group benefits to include medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • We invest in your continuous learning and development and understand that this is a cornerstone to our success.
  • We understand the importance of recharging and replenishing yourself, so we provide new employees with 15 days of Paid Time Off.
  • We care about your financial future and will provide up to three percent at 100% employer contribution and an additional 50% for another 2% of your match salary to our retirement plan. You are 100% vested immediately.
  • Lastly, we want to protect you and your future, we provide at no cost to you, short-term and long-term disability along with life insurance.
  • We also know that our world is changing, and the way we work has, too. We continue to strive to provide flexibility and work/life integration options that support you and those you care about.

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled – We are an equal opportunity employer, but we are more than that – we are open-minded and care only about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts and talents fully.

Houston, TX

Senior Drainage/ Water Resources Engineer

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Posted: November 23, 2021 Houston, TX

Senior Drainage/ Water Resources Engineer

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Straughan is currently seeking a highly motivated and versatile Senior Water Resources Engineer to join our Engineering Business Unit who has the ability to be a leader, deliver quality projects, and grow Straughan’s presence near Houston, TexasStraughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability and resiliency.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and design best management practices for stormwater management and erosion & sediment control projects; Obtain permits from State and local agencies
  • Manage multi-discipline projects and client relationships, delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Develop storm drain design and analysis reports.
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
  • Serve as a project manager for transportation projects
  • Perform Culvert and bridge hydraulic analysis, including scour analysis
  • Perform field work to evaluate field conditions
  • Communicate and collaborate with the project team, project managers, clients, and local communities.’
  • Conduct field investigations and scoping meetings
  • Support construction projects by reviewing submittals, answering RFI’s, and conducting field visits to ensure compliance with the contract drawings and specifications.
  • Mentor junior level engineers
  • Manage/Oversee the quality, timeliness, and financial aspects of projects including the development of scope, budgets and proposals necessary for contract negotiation

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field
  • 5-8+ years relevant work experience
  • PE registered in Texas or ability to have by reciprocity, additional state registration/experience desired
  • Stormwater management design and permitting experience
  • Erosion and sediment control design and permitting experience
  • Hydrology & hydraulic analyses
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Project management experience
  • Proposal and task order development experience
  • Business development capabilities – must be comfortable marketing technical services
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Work in a manner to protect the health and safety by following company guidelines and policies.

Highly Desired

  • TX DOT Pre-certified
  • Ability to work on large tasks involving mass transit/transportation projects
  • Coastal Engineering and Modeling
  • Stream restoration design including sediment transport modeling experience
  • Geomorphic assessment experience
  • Shoreline protection design experience
  • Scour Analysis experience
  • 2D Hydraulic modeling experience
  • Site design and LEED experience
  • Environmental consulting and/or civil engineering practices (Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans,  and similar environmental documents) experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • NPDES experience
  • Rosgen certified

Software Experience

  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Project) required.
  • HEC-RAS desired
  • TR-55 desired
  • TR-20 desired
  • GEOPAK and/or INROADS desired
  • Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCAD desired
  • Application of numerical modeling tools for simulating circulation, waves, water quality, sediment transport, or mixing (e.g. ADCIRC, Delft3D, SWAN, Mike, CORMIX) desired.

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

 

Columbia, MD

Water Resources Engineer

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Posted: December 17, 2021 Columbia, MD

Water Resources Engineer

Description

 

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Straughan is currently seeking an Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer to join our Engineering Business UnitStraughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor.  The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability.

Requirements

  • 0-4 years experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers

Highly Desired

  • Ability to work on large tasks involving mass transit/transportation projects in the DC metro area
  • Stormwater management design and permitting experience
  • Erosion and sediment control design and permitting experience
  • Stream restoration design including sediment transport modeling experience
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics analyses
  • Geomorphic assessment experience
  • Shoreline protection design experience
  • Site design and LEED experience
  • Low impact development (LID) and environmental site design (ESD) in Maryland
  • Environmental consulting and/or civil engineering practices (Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans, and similar environmental documents) experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certified

Desired Software Experience

  • MicroStation or AutoCAD
  • HEC-RAS
  • WIN TR-55
  • WIN TR-20
  • GEOPAK and/or INROADS
  • Pond Pack
  • ArcMAP/GIS

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

Columbia, MD

Stream Restoration Specialist

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Posted: August 18, 2021 Columbia, MD

Stream Restoration Specialist

Stream Restoration Specialist

Straughan Environmental, Inc. (Straughan) is a successful, rapidly growing business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.  Straughan is committed to sustainable design and is qualified in nearly all aspects of environmental service, including engineering, planning, design, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists; geomorphologists; civil, and environmental, and water resources engineers; biologists and botanists; planners; foresters; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CADD technicians. This combination of technical expertise and an understanding of policy make Straughan a highly competitive firm and a great place to advance your career.

Straughan is currently seeking a Stream Restoration Specialist to join our Engineering Business Unit who has the ability to be a leader, deliver quality projects, and grow Straughan’s Ecological group nationally.  Straughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability

 

Requirements

  • 4-10 years experience
  • Stream restoration design including sediment transport, and modeling experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geomorphology, Environmental science, or related field
  • Erosion and sediment control design
  • Geomorphic assessment experience
  • Environmental permitting experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers

Highly Desired

  • PE registered in Mid-Atlantic region and have ability for Maryland registration by reciprocity
  • Rosgen Certified or similar training
  • Hydrology & hydraulic analyses
  • Wetland Restoration design experience
  • Stormwater management design and permitting experience
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Shoreline protection/restoration design experience
  • Coastal studies
  • Site design and LEED experience
  • Environmental consulting and/or civil engineering practices (Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans, and similar environmental documents) experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Must be comfortable marketing technical services
  • Project management experience
  • Proposal and task order development experience

Software Experience

  • HEC-RAS required
  • TR-55/TR-20 desired
  • SMS and SRH-2D or TUFLOW desired
  • GEOPAK and/or INROADS desired
  • Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCAD desired

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process. 

Equal employment opportunity (EEO), Affirmative action, and Diversity and Inclusion policy statement

Straughan is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  Straughan affirms its long-standing commitment to maintain a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate, maintains a business culture that recognizes the contributions and interests of diverse cultural and social groups, and maximizes employee efforts by understanding individual differences and perspectives.  It is the policy of Straughan not merely to refrain from employment discrimination as required by federal, state, and local enactments, but to take positive affirmative action to realize for women, people of color, individuals with physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veterans’ full equal employment opportunity.  It is also our goal to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. 

EOE/AA Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity – We are an equal opportunity employer, but we are more than that. We are open-minded and care only about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts and talents fully.