Look who's hiring: Portland environmental consulting firms adding workers in droves

Tam Jenkins is research director for the Portland Business Journal and Sustainable Business Oregon.

If recent jobs posting data means anything, projects for environmental consulting firms must be sprouting all over town.

Twenty-one of the top 25 environmental consulting firms in the Portland Business Journal's Top 25 list are hiring. Employment numbers are up year over year, and, as you can see below they are looking for more employees.

URS plans to hire an office manager, a facilities lead, an environmental engineer, two environmental scientists, two archaeologists, a freight rail lead, a senior transportation lead, a senior transportation planner and a transportation engineer.

CH2M Hill plans to hire a junior water engineer, a structural engineer and an intern.

HDR plans to hire a senior geotechnical engineer and a senior water resource engineer.

Maul Foster & Alongi Inc. plans to hire a civil and an environmental engineer, an environmental science position, a geographical information system (GIS) specialist, data management staff and industrial hygiene staff.

Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. plans to hire foresters, biologists, analysts, geospatial, temporary fieldwork staff and administrative personnel as needed.

David Evans and Associates Inc. plans to hire electrical engineers and designers and technicians, an environmental and forestry specialist, instrumentation and control (I&C) engineers, designers and technicians, mechanical (HVAC and piping) engineers, designers and civil and structural bridge engineers, designers and technicians, survey geographers and a GIS specialist. They are also looking for an IT specialist, business and operations analysts, software developers, a database administrator, and system administrators and help desk professionals.

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