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  • Careers at Straughan Environmental

    smart quoteI came to Straughan from a strong conservation background, so I find it very encouraging to work at a consulting firm that walks the walk when it comes to environmental awareness and sustainability. I work on diverse and complex projects and really enjoy the client interaction component of my job.

    Kate Traut, PWS, ISA-CA
    Assistant Director of Natural Resources and Environmental Scientist

  • Careers at Straughan Environmental

    smart quoteI came to Straughan because it is a good place for people from a variety of backgrounds to work together to provide the best solutions to the challenging environmental problems we face. People are cooperative and are working hard to accomplish our mission of bringing a better environment for future generations.

    John Shen, PE, PhD, LEED AP, BD+C
    Senior Water Resources Engineer

  • Careers at Straughan Environmental

    smart quoteI came to Straughan because I saw how serious the company was when it came to sustainability. I get to work in a green office (LEED Gold) with lots of daylight and a great staff, and that is important to me. At Straughan, I have the company infrastructure and support to help me achieve my professional goals.

    Diana Gutierrez, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, PMP
    Senior Sustainability Specialist

  • Careers at Straughan Environmental

    smart quoteI was retired from the Air Force for more than 15 years before I came to Straughan. I really missed the sense of family in the Air Force. At Straughan, I found the same sense of family - there when needed and always providing the support and tools I needed to help NASA meet environmental responsibilities.

    Joseph E. Martin
    Former Federal Program Director, NASA

Current Openings

Straughan Environmental, Inc., advertises open positions on our website and relevant industry sites, including LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Indeed, Veterans Job Listings, Maryland Workforce Exchange, and relevant professional organizations. To apply directly for an open position, please follow specific instructions in the advertised position.

Straughan is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate in regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, national original, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. To view Straughan’s full Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan please contact The HR Team.

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance applying to an open position, please contact us at (301) 362-9200.

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Senior Staff Accountant | Columbia, MD

Senior Staff Accountant – Columbia, MD

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.

Summary
Straughan Environmental, Inc. is seeking to add a qualified Senior Staff Accountant to our growing team. An exceptional candidate will demonstrate familiarity with full-cycle accounting and monthly closing procedures, 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 supporting the Accounting Manager in preparing financial reports for management as well as ad-hoc reports as needed. The candidate may be required to work additional hours as necessary to meet both accounting and regulatory deadlines.

Responsibilities as Senior Accountant: 

 Maintain accounts payable in Bill.com and Unanet
 Review account coding for accuracy
 Enter vouchers in Unanet
 Maintain accurate A/P Aging report
 Reconciliation of Unanet and Bill.com
 Adhere to bi-weekly A/P check run schedule

 Maintain accounts receivable
 Maintain accurate A/R Aging report
 Prepare monthly collections report
 Review monthly collections statements
 Maintain collections log

 Assist with preparation and issuance of client invoices
 Assist with timesheet corrections
 Assist with cost structure corrections
 Assist with the review of direct and indirect labor
 Review expense reports for accurate expense type and project codes
 Issue monthly fixed price report
 Prepare fixed price invoicing
 Review billing and revenue post for accuracy and completion

 Prepare various month-end project accounting reports
 Evaluation of project burn-rates
 Assist with preparation of monthly project management report list
 Assist with the maintenance of various job status reports
 Ability to discuss project financials with Project Managers
 Ability to answer questions and respond to various requests from Project Managers

Assist Accounting Manager with month-end closing procedures
 Complete account analysis schedules
 Review & evaluate T/B for accuracy
 Prepare monthly accrual schedule and J/E
 Review trend income statement and evaluate for accuracy
 Perform account reconciliations
 Review of monthly contract revenue & direct labor multipliers
 Review overhead billing rate to run rate reconciliation

 Bi-Weekly Payroll
 Assist with maintenance of Fidelity payroll system
 Review hourly rates for accuracy
 Review pay code summary, OT, and labor variance adjustments
 Enter PTO accrual adjustments
 Review EE benefits and deductions for accuracy
 Prepare payroll J/Es
 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

Skills and Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
 Minimum 5-8 years of relevant professional accounting experience
 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 or CPA candidate highly preferred
 MBA or MBA candidate a plus
 Experience with Unanet ERP
 Experience with Bill.com
 Experience with MS 365 including Teams and SharePoint

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.

Our Culture | Our People
Straughan has been selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for the past four consecutive years, 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. 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.
  • 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.

Please apply SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT

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.

Construction Inspectors | Entry Level through Senior Level | District 2

Construction Inspectors-Maryland State Highway Administration District 2

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman owned business that provides high quality and cost-effective consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the governmental and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments and policy. Our staff consists of wildlife and wetland scientists; geomorphologists and hydrologists; civil and environmental engineers; inspectors; biologists and botanists; planners; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CAD professionals. 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 Entry through Senior-Level construction inspectors. These positions are located in MSHA District 2. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of construction processes and environmental issues.

Requirements

  • 2-20 years of construction inspection experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Knowledge of State of Maryland regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents and specifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Valid Driver’s License

Highly Desired

  • General Experience with Environmental Issues
  • Experience with roadway construction projects
  • Experience with permitting compliance
  • Experience with Project Documentation and MSHA Systems
  • A Proven Track Record of Working with Construction Contractors and Governmental Agencies
  • Certifications: Maintenance of Traffic, Green Card, Yellow Card, MARTCP certifications
  • Scheduling and Cost Estimating Experience

Please apply CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS

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Water Resources Engineer I

Water Resource Engineer I

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. 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 Water Resources Engineering Business Unit. 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

  • Stormwater management, Stream Restoration, Erosion & Sediment Control design and permitting experience
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certified
  • 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, Environmental Assessments, and similar environmental documents) experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

Desired Software Experience

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

Apply Here Water Resource Engineer I

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Water Resources Engineer Mid and Senior Level

Mid & Senior Level 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.

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 Mid-Level Water Resources Engineer to join our Water Resources Engineering Business Unit. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability.

Requirements

  • PE registered in Maryland or ability to have by reciprocity, additional mid-Atlantic state registrations desired
  • 5-10 years experience for mid level and 10 years + for senior level
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field
  • Stormwater management design and permitting experience
  • Erosion and sediment control design and permitting experience
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with others

Highly Desired

  • Ability to work on large tasks involving mass transit/transportation projects in the DC metro area
  • Stream restoration design including sediment transport modeling experience
  • Coastal Engineering and Modeling
  • Geomorphic assessment experience
  • Hydrology & hydraulic analyses experience
  • Shoreline protection design 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
  • Project management experience
  • Proposal and task order development experience
  • Comfortable marketing technical services
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Certified MDE expedited plan reviewer
  • Rosgen Certified

Software Experience

  • Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCAD required
  • HEC-RAS required
  • TR-55 required
  • TR-20 required
  • Pond Pack desired
  • GEOPAK and/or INROADS desired

Apply here:   Mid or Senior Level Water Resources Engineers

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Mid-Level Sustainability Specialist

Mid-Level Sustainability Specialist

Straughan is currently seeking a Mid-Level Sustainability Specialist to join our Sustainable Design group in the Columbia, MD office. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability.

Responsibilities

  • Provide general sustainability and sustainable design consulting services
  • Prepare and coordinate LEED documentation and facilitate the LEED certification process
  • Complete site/water/energy/daylight investigations for LEED compliance
  • Manage project elements including scheduling, tracking milestones, and monthly project manager reports
  • Plan and lead meetings and visit construction sites
  • Analyze design and construction drawings and specifications for green building requirements
  • Provide research support on net zero, carbon neutral, high performance building design and construction strategies and technologies
  • Document, track, and report on progress for internal green key performance indicators
  • Support proposal development and client coordination

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in architectural, engineering, scientific, or related field
  • 4+ years experience in sustainability consulting, or other related experience in the consulting industry
  • LEED AP BD+C credential or other LEED AP specialty credential
  • Experience in sustainability projects and can show verified experience facilitating and managing the LEED certification process, including LEED v4 projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively

Highly Desired

  • Additional sustainability credentials (Green Globes, WELL, Living Futures)
  • Experience with 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
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Project management experience

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

Interested?  Please apply HERE!

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Civil Field Inspector (Washington DC)

Civil Field Inspector (Washington DC)

Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman owned business that provides high quality and cost effective consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the governmental and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments and policy. Our staff consists of wildlife and wetland scientists; geomorphologists and hydrologists; civil and environmental engineers; inspectors; biologists and botanists; planners; cultural resource specialists; and GIS and CAD professionals. 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 full-time construction inspector for a streetscape project in the District of Columbia. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of construction processes and environmental issues and practices.

Requirements

  • 5-10 years of construction inspection experience in the transportation sector
  • High School Diploma
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Experience overseeing temporary traffic control work zones
  • Experience maintaining inspection records including quantities of materials, quality of work, materials, equipment, and labor
  • Ability to interpret design intent on civil engineering plans and specifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers
  • ACI Certified Field Testing Technician – Level I
  • Valid Driver’s License

Highly Desired

  • General Experience with Streetscape Issues and Practices
  • Experience with Urban Roadway Projects
  • Experience with Stormwater Management and Storm Drainage devices
  • Experience with Project Documentation
  • A Proven Track Record of Working with Construction Contractors and Governmental Agencies
  • Certifications: Maintenance of Traffic, Sediment Control Inspection, MARTCP certifications
  • Scheduling and Cost Estimating Experience

 

  • Our Culture | Our People
    Straughan has been selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for the past  five consecutive years, 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. 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.

 

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.

Apply Here: CIVIL FIELD INSPECTOR

Stream Restoration Specialist | Columbia, MD

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. 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 Water Resources Engineering Business Unit who has the ability to be a leader. 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

Please apply by clicking here:  Stream Rest

oration Specialist 

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