Current Openings

Principal Environmental Engineer

Senior Natural Resources Consultant

Principal Environmental Engineer

Windward has an opening for a Principal Environmental Engineer to join our firm. This is a partner-track position based out of our Seattle, Washington, office. The successful candidate will be seeking a creative, rewarding work environment to build a thriving green and brown infrastructure development practice. (S)he will have demonstrated ability to succeed in creating engineered landscapes that deliver ecosystem services to people and places affected by pollution, resource extraction, development, and/or climate change. (S)he will form thriving partnerships with natural and social scientists; industry leaders; regulatory and policy decision makers; landscape architects and urban planners; and affected communities. (S)he will have the talent, drive and personality to be a widely recognized leader in ecosystem services engineering. A broad technical background is preferred. International work experience is a plus.

The successful candidate will have a professional engineering (PE) license in the State of Washington and at least one other jurisdiction; strong analytical, organizational, written and oral communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to multi-task and work in both leadership and support capacities; and willingness and ability to mentor others pursuing engineering careers. (S)he will have a compelling project portfolio and strong recommendations from clients and regulators. (S)he will be capable of and committed to business development. (S)he will fit in Windward’s company culture, which emphasizes teamwork, respect, outstanding client service, and job satisfaction.

The position will require interaction with clients from across the spectrum of the regulated community, including private industry, local governments and ports. Experience representing clients in dealings with regulatory agencies and special interest groups is essential.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and letter of interest to

Senior Natural Resources Consultant

Windward Environmental LLC is seeking a Senior Natural Resources Consultant to work in our Seattle office or remotely in the Seattle area. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or a related discipline
  • ≥15 years’ experience working for environmental consulting firms
  • ≥10 years’ experience managing project staff
  • Understanding of NEPA, ESA, NRDA, and the Clean Water Act
  • Experience developing budgets and successfully completing projects within budget
  • Ability to win enough work, in a collaborative setting, to support a natural resource consulting practice.

The successful candidate will have a record of successful project delivery and business development experience in the United States, specifically in the following technical areas:

  • Baseline environmental assessment
  • Sampling and field surveys
  • Impact analysis
  • Natural resource management
  • Restoration planning
  • Habitat assessment/inventory for coastal or riverine systems

A broad technical background is preferred. Work experience in Canada or Latin America is a plus, as is wetland evaluation experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead business development efforts with new and existing clients, manage and provide technical leadership on projects, and mentor staff. (S)he will have consulting experience winning and leading complex projects including:

  • Baseline ecological studies
  • Habitat restoration
  • Environmental reviews, monitoring, and impact assessments
  • Negotiations and consultations with regulatory agencies
  • Federal and state environmental permitting projects
  • ESA habitat conservation planning projects

(S)he will supervise and produce:

  • Mapping and analyses of vegetation and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species
  • Technical reports
  • Analyses of client project impacts on biological resources
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Habitat restoration and management plans
  • Permit applications

The successful candidate will have a record of working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. (S)he will be proficient in analyzing and disseminating information, and in working with agencies, organizations, and individuals in complex negotiations. (S)he will be proficient in routine consulting activities such as project management, tracking billable time, meeting schedules, overseeing team members and sub-consultants, analyzing data, producing reports, making presentations, and developing business.

All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Windward’s most valuable resource is its employees. We appreciate our employees’ skill and dedication and encourage their professional growth. As an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE M/F/D/V), Windward offers competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as the opportunity to work in an informal, collegial atmosphere with nationally known scientists and engineers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Windward’s ability to provide high-quality work for our clients is fostered by our supportive corporate culture, which includes collaborative project teams, a casual working environment, and extensive professional development opportunities. Windward staff are career oriented, highly motivated, and very satisfied with the working environment.