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Current Openings

Environmental Scientist

Principal Environmental Engineer

Senior Natural Resources Consultant


Environmental Scientist

Windward is seeking an Environmental Scientist with expertise in GIS and fieldwork to join a busy, team-oriented environmental consulting business working on complex, multidisciplinary projects. The successful candidate will be proficient in using in Esri ArcGIS software and have experience mapping and analyzing environmental datasets and conducting fieldwork to support environmental investigations. Excellent time management, teamwork, and communication skills are essential and will be evaluated in the selection process. Other skills and experience to be considered in the selection process include:

  • Working with environmental database managers
  • Experience conducting fieldwork
  • Experience working with ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, population biology, and taxonomy data
  • Production mapping, geospatial data management, GPS field data collection, spatial modeling, and/or ArcGIS Online experience
  • Working on complex projects that are driven by legal and regulatory requirements

The ideal candidate will be prepared to support both large and small projects for clients from private industry; local, state, and federal governments; and ports. The position is based out of our Seattle, Washington, office. 

Requirements: 2–4 years of related environmental consulting experience, including fieldwork. Ability to conduct fieldwork that may involve remaining stationary for >50% of the time, frequently lifting equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, and working in adverse weather conditions. GIS degree or certificate or equivalent experience with the Esri suite. Evidence of proficiency solving problems of moderate complexity. Evidence of strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Evidence of ability to work effectively in a setting where excellent teamwork is essential. Proof of COVID vaccination (fully vaccinated and boosted).

Windward offers competitive salary and benefits packages and the opportunity to work in a collegial atmosphere with nationally known scientists and engineers. Windward is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE M/F/D/V). To apply for this position at Windward, please email a resume and letter of interest to careers@windwardenv.com.

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.

Windward offers competitive salary and benefits packages and the opportunity to work in a collegial atmosphere with nationally known scientists and engineers. Windward is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE M/F/D/V).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. To apply for this position, please email a resume and letter of interest to careers@windwardenv.com.

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 John Toll at JohnT@windwardenv.com.

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.