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Habitat Restoration Designer

Westervelt Ecological Services

Sacramento, CA, USA

Date added to AEES Website:

October 13, 2023

Date to remove from AEES Website:

January 31, 2024

About the Role

Are you passionate about designing a better future? Are you an experienced Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect, or restoration designer? Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) is looking for an experienced Habitat Restoration Designer to join our team in our Sacramento office. The 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. As part of the design group, the designer will work collaboratively with staff in entitlement, land management, ecology, and land stewardship to develop designs informed by science. The designer is also responsible for collecting field data on topography, hydrology, soils and ecological conditions on site and reference sites. This is a rewarding career for individuals passionate for science, design, and a better future.

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.

  • Serve as Project manager including managing schedules, budgets, timelines, other staff, and sub-consultants, leading meetings, and taking and sharing notes.

  • Prepare for and conduct field visits to collect site data, including soils, topography and vegetation mapping.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or affiliated field 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, soils and hydrology.

  • Civil Engineering or Landscape Architecture licenses or on track to be licensed.

  • Knowledge of pertinent regulatory permit requirements and effects on design/construction.

The base salary range for this position is $97,700 - $181,300.  Actual base salary is based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

Full job description and application information can be found here

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