Restoration Design Engineer
Job Details
San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Bachelor's Degree

Who We Are


ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.


We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands. 


Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.


At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.


We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.


Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.


Who You Are


You are an effective team member who is savvy with AutoCAD, GIS, and other design software to prepare engineering figures, calculations and documents.


You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and EIT certification (or the ability to obtain it within one year); or you have a related degree and directly relevant qualifications.


A recent graduate with some professional experience producing design plans, specifications and cost estimates, as well as exposure to civil engineering analysis and calculations.


You are interested in ecosystem restoration, geomorphology and hydrology and have some education, training or work experience in one or more of these areas.  


What You Will Do for ESA


Support design and analysis for ecosystem restoration, flood management, fish passage, stormwater management, and other water resources and civil engineering projects under direct supervision of a more senior engineer or hydrologist. 


Assist in the preparation of design plans, specification and cost estimates as well as contribute to engineering analysis, reports, permit applications and other project documentation.


Have the opportunity to collect hydrographic, topographic and related field data to support engineering analysis and design; apply hydrologic and hydraulic analysis methods and computer models to evaluate runoff and flow conditions; and process precipitation, streamflow, sediment, land use, and other data using GIS and other methods.


What ESA Will Do for You


Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals for whom every day involves career growth, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.


At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays to name a few.


No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, attendance at Conferences and participation in our ESAcademy.


What’s Special About Our Environmental Hydrology and Design Team in our Bay Area Offices


Our EH&D team includes engineers, engineers, hydrologists, geomorphologists and landscape architects. Much of our work is oriented toward the restoration of habitat and ecosystem function, often as part of multi-benefit projects. As a highly-integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.


To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links Devereaux Slough, Yuba River Canyon, Ballona Wetland Restoration and Giant Marsh.


If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please provide us with a cover letter along with your resume.


ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)