During National Engineers Week—which was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 to ensure a diverse and well-educated future for the engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers—we want to recognize each of the nearly 50 engineers at ESA who have made a positive impact on the world around us. Our pioneering team uses nature as its guide to improve resilience and provide multi-benefit solutions for our clients. Meet a handful of our engineers and find out more about our growing team below.

Tiffany Cheng, PE
Coastal Engineer

Tiffany is a coastal engineer with a focus on integrating natural systems and living shorelines into climate change adaptation and coastal restoration projects. Tiffany was a key author of the report, Natural Shoreline Infrastructure: Technical Guidance for the California Coast, produced for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), as part the CA 4th Climate Assessment. She is passionate about the resilience of coastal communities and how we can take best practices from large-scale coastal projects around the world and innovate towards our needs.

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Lindsey Sheehan, PE
Hydrologist and Coastal Engineer

Lindsey is a hydrologist and coastal engineer specializing in sea-level rise planning and the restoration of coastal and estuarine ecosystems. Her work includes managing projects while conducting and overseeing numerical modeling, GIS analysis, field data collection, and hydrologic, geomorphic, and water and sediment quality technical analyses in support of shoreline and tidal wetland restoration projects and coastal processes assessments.

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Elizabeth Gutierrez, PE
Water Resources Engineer

Elizabeth is a water resources engineer with experience in fish passage stream design, floodplain and stream restoration, hydrologic modeling, urban stormwater design, and coastal sea level rise mitigation. She’s passionate about preserving and restoring natural areas and living a sustainable life. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with local watershed councils doing native plantings, invasive plant removal, and citizen science monitoring programs.

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Pablo Quiroga
Coastal Engineer and Oceanographer

Pablo is a coastal engineer and oceanographer with work experience in the open ocean, coastal areas, and estuarine environments as well as marsh and riverine systems on the California and Washington coasts, the South Pacific Islands, and Mexico. His work has ranged from restoration design, climate change adaptation, environmental data collection campaigns, coastal resilience, coastal dynamics and wave modeling studies and ocean mixing and circulation studies.

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Nicholas Garrity, PE
Hydrologist and Civil Engineer

Nick is a hydrologist and civil engineer who manages and prepares a full suite of environmental hydrology and design services working with river, estuarine, and coastal systems. His technical expertise includes the assessment and modeling of coastal and fluvial hydraulics and flood hazards, wetland hydrology and geomorphology, sediment dynamics, and engineering design.

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Mark Lindley, PE
Water Resources Engineer

Mark is a water resources engineer who has been leading the design of many of ESA’s wetland restoration projects in Northern California over the past 10+ years. Mark is passionate about working with ecologists and biologists to better understand what makes the native flora and fauna within wetland systems thrive and working with geomorphologists to better understand the natural processes that drive the evolution restored wetlands to develop successful restoration designs.

Interested in being a part of our team of engineering professionals? Take a look at some of our open positions:

Restoration Design Engineer – Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma or Sacramento, CA
Restoration Design Engineer – San Francisco, CA
Water Resources Engineer – Portland, OR or Seattle, WA
Noise Engineer/Scientist – Sacramento, CA

Don’t see a position that fits you? Fill out a general application – we’re always looking for talent to join our team!