Design Engineer III (Civil Engineer)

POSTED ON 11/26/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 3/14/2023
Sherwood Design Engineers Hired Organization Address Santa Cruz, CA Full Time
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Design Engineer III (Civil Engineer)

About Sherwood

Sherwood is a civil and environmental engineering firm that is committed to investing in and embracing people, communities, and the environment. 

Our team has delivered net-zero energy and net-zero carbon systems, net positive water systems, resilient coastlines, natural resource protection, green streets, living roofs, and more for thousands of clients across the globe. We specialize in sustainable infrastructure, water management strategies, green building design, and infrastructure support of urban planning. Our focus is on the conservation and management of the consumption of all site resources — carbon, energy, water, and waste. We’ve worked on over thirty award-winning projects, and our work has been published locally and internationally.

Our mission is to engineer an environmentally and socially regenerative planet. Will you join us?

Role Summary

At Sherwood Design Engineers, we value collaboration that incorporates multiple perspectives and believe that diverse ideas produce more robust and equitable solutions. We have an amazing opportunity for a driven and curious Design Engineer focused on water/wastewater treatment design to support our team.


Minimum Skills

  • 5 years of industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering - Civil and/or Environmental
  • Strong water/wastewater technical background, including in-depth knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes including for water reuse
  • Knowledge of project phases including master planning, conceptual design, pre-design, detailed design, and construction administration
  • Ability to research and interpret technical documents
  • Experience in preparing and advancing plan set packages through all project phases including providing redlines for drafter
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of civil design programs (Civil 3D, LDT, Storm and Sewer Analysis, Hydro CAD, Flowmasters, Storm CAD, etc.) 


Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of Graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Experience with water/wastewater process modeling simulation software (e.g., BioWin, GPS-X) 
  • Certifications or other sustainability-oriented accreditation preferred (iLEED , Envision, Living Building Challenge, EcoDistricts)


What We Offer

  • Own a part of the firm with ESOP eligibility after one year
  • Flexible working - with every other Friday off
  • 100% employer-paid portion of competitive base Health plans, including PPO and HMO options, and significantly discounted Dental and Vision plans
  • 1% Learning and Development stipend to use as you see fit
  • Generous PTO and 8 paid holidays
  • Automatic 401k enrollment
  • Fun team events, lunches, and happy hours to get to know colleagues outside of work
  • A tangible opportunity to truly help the environment!


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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