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Position: Civil Design Engineer I
Company: Sherwood Design Engineers
Location: San Francisco CA US


Sherwood Design Engineers: Engineering + Ecology + Creativity

Are you ready to join the forefront of sustainable engineering? Sherwood Design Engineers is changing the way cities are built in the 21 st Century. Help chart the course to a greener future as part of our dynamic, mission-driven San Francisco team.

Sherwood Design Engineers is an international civil engineering practice committed to integrating ecology and climate resilience into infrastructure through innovative, cutting-edge design. We partner with top design teams from around the world working at the building, neighborhood, and city scale. We bring specialized leadership in innovative site engineering, including watershed management, sustainable water systems, green building, and urban ecological systems.

We have pioneered the intersection of infrastructure with ecological-urban design on hundreds of leading international engineering projects in more than 20 countries. Our work is often the first-of-its-kind in applying green infrastructure systems, strategies and concepts to a spectrum of planning, engineering and construction projects. We deliver highly integrated, highly collaborative design developed in tandem with the world’s leading architecture and landscape architecture firms.

Founded in 2002, our award-winning projects include Hudson Yards in New York (the largest private real estate development in U.S. history), San Francisco Better Streets Plan, Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, revitalization of the iconic waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the 35 square-km Baietan Urban Area Plan in the heart of Guangzhou, China.


We are seeking an individual with a great attitude, ready to work hard as part of our mission-driven company. We are looking for someone who can keep the long-view in mind while solving complex and dynamic day-to-day assignments. You should be able to work productively as a leader and as a team member. This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation will be based on work experience and is negotiable.

Civil Design Engineer I

We have an immediate need for a non-exempt, full-time Civil Designer I to work at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Only Civil Engineers (No Mechanical, Geotechnical, Environmental, Chemical or Structural ) should apply.

Essential Functions:
Perform site grading analysis and earthwork calculations

Perform roadway design

Perform drainage design, calculations, and reports

Perform utility layout and sizing

Attend client meetings and project site visits

Write technical reports

Development of planning studies and exhibits

Development of construction plan sets and providing redlines for drafters

Prepare hand drawings and presentation materials

Assign tasks to and coordinate with technicians or administrative staff

Job Qualifications:
Reliable attendance

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to read, interpret and collect data documents

Maintains confidentiality and security of sensitive company and client information

Ability to analyze and solve problems

Works well and communicates effectively with others

Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, and memos

Maintains accurate and complete records

Works independently under general supervision, uses initiative and good business judgment

Ability to plan, organizes, and prioritize, multi-task and use time effectively

Ability to read and interpret written information, and follow instructions

Ability to perform in a high pressure, quick and dynamic environment

Willingness to work with multiple staff and be a part of multiple teaming scenarios

Flexibility in working hours

Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program

EIT required

0-4 years of experience

Ability to apply prescribed techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria to perform assigned tasks as a part of broader assignments.

Exercises sound judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional and innovative work.

Acquires an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

Has the ability to work with multiple site base files oriented in different coordinate frames and varying unit­s.

Ability to read, understand and design to topographic information.

Construction Documentation experience on Commercial, Institutional, and Residential projects.

Work on projects at an independent level with little supervision.

Computer Skills

Proficient in CAD

Working knowledge of Windows

Working knowledge of MS Office

Knowledge of Graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)

Knowledge of GIS and Adobe preferred

Knowledge of Civil programs preferred (Civil 3D, LDT, Hydro CAD, Flowmasters, Storm CAD, etc.)

Mathematical Skills:
Intermediate mathematical skills are required

Work Environment:
Open office-noise level in the work space is generally moderate

Physical Demands:
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to feel or handle objects, tools or controls, reach with hands or arms.

See details of objects that are more/less than a few feet away

Speak clearly so listeners can understan

Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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