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Design Engineer II

Santa Cruz, CA
Design Engineer II

About Sherwood Design Engineers


Sherwood is a civil and environmental engineering firm that is committed to investing in and embracing our people, communities and environment. Our team has implemented net-zero green building projects, district infrastructure, new street standards, and many sustainable civil projects throughout the world. Sherwood has worked on over thirty award-winning projects and has seen its work published internationally.

We specialize in sustainable infrastructure, water management strategies, green building design, and urban planning. Our focus is on the conservation and management of the consumption of all site resources— carbon, energy, water, and waste.  Sherwood works collaboratively with project teams to find ways to maximize efficiencies through an integrated and ecological approach that results in high performance buildings and landscapes recognized for function as well as aesthetics and user experience.

The Role

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 site civil design to support our Santa Cruz team.

Must have skills
  • 2+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering - Civil and/or Environmental
  • Exercises sound judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional and innovative work.
  • Ability to apply prescribed techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria to perform assigned tasks as a part of broader assignments
  • Has the ability to work with multiple site base files oriented in different coordinate frames and varying units
  • Experience in putting together plan set packages and providing redlines for drafters
  • Proficient in assembling and collating plan set packages
  • Construction Documentation experience on Commercial, Institutional, and Residential projects
  • Working knowledge of Windows, MS Office, and cloud-based collaboration software (Google Apps, Asana, Dropbox, Sharepoint, etc.)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 
Nice to have skills
  • Knowledge of civil design programs (Civil 3D, LDT, Hydro CAD, Flowmasters, StormCAD, etc)
  • Knowledge of Graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Certifications or other sustainability-oriented accreditation preferred (LEED,PE, etc.)
  • Knowledge of GIS principles 
Compensation 

$83k +, based on experience

Some Benefits To Look Forward To
  • One of the only tangible opportunities to truly help the environment!
  • Open and collaborative workspace close to the beach and several state parks
  • Close to public transportation, easy access to the main freeways, and parking available
  • Multiple competitive Health options, Dental and Vision
  • Automatic 401k enrollment
  • Own a part of the firm with ESOP eligibility after one year
  • Learning and Development stipend
  • Generous PTO and 8 paid holidays

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


 

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