Senior Environment Project Manager – Durham, NC and Columbia, SC (2 Positions)

Three Oaks Engineering is seeking two full-time Senior Environmental Project Managers to join our expanding teams in our Durham, NC and Cayce/West Columbia, SC offices. The successful candidates will manage projects and tasks associated with environmental permitting, protected species analysis, habitat assessments, plant identification, jurisdictional delineations, and/or wildlife surveys. The position will also include supervising staff, developing proposals, assisting in developing new business, and managing client relationships. While some field work will be required, we anticipate these positions to primarily involve office work and are open to hybrid in-office and remote work schedules. 

Three Oaks is a growing, sustainably-oriented, woman-owned business comprised of talented and motivated individuals focused helping our clients implement infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs. We are searching for like-minded individuals to work in a collaborative atmosphere with the goals of delivering outstanding products and superior client service, while providing our employees opportunities for growth and advancement along with the flexibility to balance business and family. We pride ourselves on maintaining the kind of corporate culture envisioned by our founders who wanted to create the kind of workplace where they wanted to work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university in biology, ecology, engineering, environmental studies, geology, or a closely related field
  • Ten or more years of applicable experience related to Clean Water Act 404/401permitting, Endangered Species Act/Section 7 Consultations, natural resources impact analysis, technical report writing, environmental consulting, and/or transportation planning
  • Strong project management experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with ArcGIS or MicroStation

Benefits:
Three Oaks offers exceptional benefits, including health, dental, flexible spending account, monthly health stipend, and matching 401(k), as well as flexible work schedules and the opportunity to grow with the company. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and capabilities. 

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email to careers@threeoaksengineering.com and reference Senior Enviromental Manager Position in the subject line.

Three Oaks is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and promote employees regardless of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally recognized basis.

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GoDurham Better Bus Project

Durham, North Carolina

The City of Durham Transportation Department seeks to evaluate transit access and service issues along GoDurham bus routes, recommend transit infrastructure improvements, and draft designs and cost estimates for selected transit improvements. The Better Bus Project includes six distinct projects that will bring bus stop access, safety, and reliability improvements to the GoDurham bus system such as sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stop passenger comfort amenities, and operational improvements. Three Oaks contributed to three primary aspects of the project:

  • Transit Planning – Three Oaks provided transit planning support for the Fayetteville Street and Holloway Street Transit Emphasis Corridors. Our team developed bus stop consolidation memos and contributed to bus stop improvement recommendations, Unified Development Ordinance updates, existing condition reports, and Better Bus Program recommendations.
  • Public Engagement – Three Oaks helped draft the equitable public engagement plan, project branding and messaging, and online/printed surveys. Three Oaks also co-facilitated stakeholder and community partner meetings, which helped shape equity-focused outreach strategies, and our in-house translation staff provided in-person and written Spanish translation services.
  • Traffic Analysis and Modeling – Three Oaks developed the 2020 no-build traffic analysis, which included volume development, a Synchro model for over 20 signalized intersections, and a summary of the measures of effectiveness to support the Durham Station Transit Emphasis Zone Study.
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Soils Technical Assistant – Durham, NC

Three Oaks Engineering is seeking a Technical Assistant to join our expanding soils team in our Durham, NC, office. The successful candidate will assist the field staff by managing tasks associated with work procurement, proposal writing, map production, documents, and marketing efforts. The position can be either part-time or full-time and will be office-based during the training period with potential to work from home afterward. Limited travel or field work is expected for this position. 

Three Oaks is a growing, sustainably-oriented, woman-owned business comprised of talented and motivated individuals focused helping our clients implement infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs in a family environment. We are searching for like-minded individuals to work in a collaborative atmosphere with the goals of delivering outstanding products and superior client service, while providing our employees opportunities for growth and advancement along with the flexibility to balance business and family.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High-school diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills as this position will require answering phone calls from potential clients.
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Willingness to learn a new industry and computer mapping programs.
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative environment to achieve project deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Geomatic Sciences or similar.
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS or other geospatial mapping programs.
  • Experience with CAD.

Benefits:
Three Oaks offers exceptional benefits, including health, dental, and matching 401K, as well as flexible work schedules and the opportunity to grow with the company. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and capabilities. 

To Apply:
Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 28, 2022.  Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email to evan.morgan@threeoaksengineering.com.

Three Oaks is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and promote employees regardless of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally recognized basis.

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Three Oaks Welcomes Cody McChane to Our Transit Practice

Durham, NC – September 14, 2022

Three Oaks Engineering is pleased to announce that Cody McChane, AICP, joined our Durham, NC, office, helping expand our growing transit practice!

Cody will serve as a Transportation Planner supporting our clients with transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning; public engagement; and environmental review. He brings over 10 years of experience in the public and active transportation field. Prior to joining Three Oaks, Cody worked on several planning projects for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and other transit agencies, including two years as an embedded consultant on CTA’s Red Line Extension program management team. More recently, Cody helped design bicycle facilities in the City of Chicago and develop bicycle and pedestrian plans for communities throughout the Chicago region.

“We are excited to continue growing our transit practice, which supports our commitment to sustainable transportation planning,” said Three Oaks President Suzanne Unger Young. Transit practice leader, Meghan Makoid, added “we look forward to offering Cody’s active and public transportation planning experience to our clients.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join Three Oaks’ growing transit practice, and I look forward to supporting our clients with their transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning needs. I am dedicated to helping improve the safety and quality of all modes of active and public transportation,” Cody stated.

In addition to his commitment to transportation planning, Cody is active in transportation advocacy. He has spent time at Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago as an employee, intern, and volunteer, and served on the board of Transport Chicago, a regional conference focused on transportation research, policy, and practice. He looks forward to getting plugged-in with local transportation advocacy groups, such as Bike Durham, an advocacy organization that Three Oaks actively sponsors to help empower all people to walk, bike, and ride transit more often.

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Traffic Engineer – Raleigh, NC

Three Oaks Engineering is seeking an exceptional individual to join our expanding team in our Raleigh office. The ideal candidate is a transportation engineer with one to five years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Experience with TransModeler, Synchro, HCS, SIDRA, or TransCAD is a plus. This is an excellent ground-floor opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to grow with a dynamic firm. 

Three Oaks is a growing, sustainably-oriented, woman-owned business comprised of talented and motivated individuals focused helping our clients implement infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs in a family environment. We are searching for like-minded individuals to work in a collaborative atmosphere with the goals of delivering outstanding products and superior client service, while providing our employees opportunities for growth and advancement along with the flexibility to balance business and family.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent education and experience.  Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer Intern (EI) certification is a plus.
• One to five years of experience in the field of traffic engineering, transportation planning, or travel demand modeling.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.

Benefits:
Three Oaks offers exceptional benefits, including health, dental, and matching 401K, as well as flexible work schedules and the opportunity to grow with the company. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and capabilities. 

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email to careers@threeoaksengineering.com and reference Traffic Engineer Position in the subject line.

Three Oaks is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and promote employees regardless of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally recognized basis.

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FILLED: Hydraulic Engineer – Durham, NC; Raleigh, NC; or Columbia, SC

Three Oaks Engineering is seeking a full-time Hydraulic Engineer to join our expanding team in any of our three office locations (Durham, NC; Raleigh, NC; West Columbia/Cayce, SC). Three Oaks is a growing, sustainability-oriented, woman-owned business comprised of talented and motivated individuals focused on helping clients accomplish infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs. We are searching for like-minded individuals to work in a collaborative atmosphere with the goals of delivering outstanding products and superior client service, while providing our employees with the flexibility to balance business and family responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will support our hydraulic engineering and stormwater group within our growing company. Our goal is to offer our clients expanded services in hydrologic analysis and hydraulic engineering for multimodal transportation and other infrastructure projects, Stormwater Control Measures (SCM) planning and design, and resiliency planning. This position will also support our existing services in environmental permitting, SCM inspection, and watershed planning.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, Biological & Agricultural Engineering or equivalent education
• Engineer Intern (EI) certification
• Experience in drainage design, bridge and culvert design, H&H analyses, SCM design, erosion and sediment control design, FEMA permitting, and/or Clean Water Act Section 404/401 permitting
• Proficiency with Microstation, Civil3D, and/or Open Road Designer
• Familiarity with hydrologic and hydraulic software such as HEC-RAS, HY-8, GEOPAK Drainage, StormCAD, SUDA, and HydroCAD

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least 3 years of experience in hydrologic analysis and hydraulic engineering
• Professional Engineer in North Carolina and/or South Carolina or ability to obtain within 18 months
• Experience on NCDOT and/or SCDOT design projects
• NCDOT Level III Erosion Control Design Certification
• Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Benefits:
Three Oaks offers exceptional benefits, including health, dental, and matching 401K, as well as flexible work schedules and the opportunity to grow with the company. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and capabilities. 

To Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for this position is flexible. Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email to careers@threeoaksengineering.com and reference Hydraulic Engineer Position in the subject line.

Three Oaks is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and promote employees regardless of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally recognized basis.

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