Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 65,000-95,000

We’re looking for a Stream Restoration & Wetland Specialist (or Restoration Design Professional, Urban Ecological Designer) who is inspired by riparian ecology and passionate about a science-driven approach to designing beautiful and resilient spaces. As a member of our diverse, multidisciplinary team, you’ll work closely with landscape architects, civil engineers, and civil designers to develop planting plans and restore the ecosystem function of fish-bearing streams across the Puget Sound and the greater Pacific Northwest.

About You

As part of our Natural Resources practice, you must be collaborative, thorough, and well organized, with excellent verbal and written communication. Multitasking skills are also essential for success.

To thrive in this position, you have the following required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture, hydrology, soil science, botany, ecology, resource management, or related field
  • Ability to read and interpret ecological restoration construction plans
  • In-depth training in at least one of the following areas: plant ecology, soils, or hydrology
  • 2 to 5+ years’ consulting experience in preparing planting plans, delineating wetlands, preparing wetland reports, and developing and implementing mitigation plans
  • Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Society for Ecological Restoration’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP)
  • Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS and AutoCAD Civil 3D

It would be great, but not required, to have these additional qualifications: 

  • Successful built projects and construction administration expertise
  • Solid computer software skills in SketchUp, MicroStation, Adobe Creative Suite, Land F/X, Revit, , and other industry software
  • Landscape architect licensure and continuing education in related fields
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead

About the Role

In this role, we’ll count on you to:

  • Develop and interpret stream and wetland restoration plans, appropriate planting plans, erosion and sediment control plans, and as-built plans with support of senior staff
  • Coordinate with local design and construction teams, collaborate with other team members to collect and analyze field data to establish existing conditions, identify potential design constraints, determine design parameters, and post construction monitoring.
  • Assist in providing oversight of restoration and planting areas during construction
  • Assist in preparing technical documentation associated with the restoration design process, including writing proposals, design summaries, mitigation plans, cost/quantity estimates, bid documents, construction specifications, construction oversight reports, and post-construction monitoring
  • Conduct fieldwork, including site assessments and data gathering


This position can be based out of our Seattle, WA or Bellevue, WA office.

About OCI 

Osborn Consulting, Inc. (OCI) is an employee-owned consulting firm providing civil engineering, landscape architecture, and urban design on public projects across Washington state. The power of these public projects surrounds our daily lives, from the sidewalks we stroll to visit our neighborhood park, to the confidence in knowing our homes are safe from flooding when heavy rain comes. Our team develops strong foundations of trust with cities, counties, and agencies to achieve more resilient and more sustainable communities. 

We have grown strategically over the last 19 years from a firm of one to a team of more than 85 motivated, hard-working, and creative individuals. Working for OCI provides you the chance to learn new skills, follow your passions, and have fun along the way! 


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