Habitat Restoration Designer

  • The Westervelt Company
  • 600 North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jul 22, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Westervelt Ecological Services (WES), is a national leader in mitigation and conservation. Established in 2006, WES collaborates with private landowners, businesses, land trust organizations, non-profits, and government entities to develop environmental restoration projects that benefit local communities and native flora and fauna. WES provides environmental mitigation options to help our clients meet local, State and Federal compliance requirements for public and private project impacts to streams, wetlands, and wildlife. Our professional staff contributed to over 30,000 acres of habitat nationwide, implementing restoration projects protecting and restoring vital natural resources. We challenge ourselves to develop big, complex projects, that maximize local benefits beyond habitat restoration to flood management, water quality, and climate change; we are dedicated to implementing restoration projects that provide long-lasting benefits for future generations Our comprehensive and complex mitigation projects require a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team so we have assembled a team that is considered “Best of Class” in their respective areas of expertise – come join us.

We are looking for an experienced Habitat Restoration Designer to join our team in our Sacramento office.

The Habitat Restoration Designer is a critical team member producing designs and construction drawings for habitat restoration projects including seasonal and tidal wetlands, floodplains, and species specific habitats. The designer is also responsible for collecting field data on topography, hydrology, soils and ecological conditions on site and reference sites to help inform the design through science. As part of the design group the designer will also work with staff in entitlement, land management, ecology, and land stewardship to understand the design requirements to address entitlement, permitting, construction, and long term management and monitoring, as well as oversee construction.  

Other information

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

-Design habitat restoration projects including wetland, riparian, and species specific habitats informed by ecology, hydrology, soils and geomorphological constraints.
-Produce and contribute to concept plans through construction document preparation.
-Provide construction oversight for restoration projects.
-Work on project budgets and schedules.
-Prepare meeting notes for project design parameters.
-Prepare for and conduct field visits to collect site data, including soils, topography and vegetation mapping.
-Work on projects in teams or independently to meet goals & objectives.
-Work with land reconnaissance team to analyze restoration construction potential.
-Serve as Project Manager and/or design lead for restoration design projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or affiliated field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering with specific habitat restoration experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 
  • Experience doing grading and drainage plans
  • Ability to perform field work related to site analysis, construction observation, etc.
  • Ability to work with a team and to delegate design tasks
  • Technical understanding of construction plan set preparation

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficient in Civil 3D
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Ability to manage and estimate construction budgets
  • Experience with sub-consultant collaboration
  • GIS Experience
  • Ecology training
  • Biological understanding of regional native flora, fauna and soils
  • Civil Engineering or Landscape Architecture licenses or on track to be licensed
  • Knowledge of pertinent regulatory permit requirements and effects on design/construction

Rate of Pay

depending on experience

Date posted

Jul 22, 2022