ABOUT  US     

Bell Design Company (BDC) is locally owned and operated in Bingen, Washington. This Klickitat County business was incorporated in September 1994 with a vision of providing the counties of Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco, and Hood River with professional engineering and surveying services while providing our employees and their families the opportunity to reside in the Columbia River Gorge.State Street Plaque
BDC has provided many engineering services for cities and communities within the Columbia River Gorge and also some larger cities outside of the Gorge, including the Portland Metropolitan area.

From master planning to permitting and from facility design to construction management, BDC has provided the City of Hood River, the City of White Salmon, the City of Bingen, Skamania County, Klickitat County, and many local utility districts with engineering services related to roads, water transmission systems, water treatment, sanitary sewers, stormwater, parks, and even cemeteries.

Because our name and reputation are on the line with every project we complete and with every client with whom we interact, we make every effort to ensure that our work is done accurately and cost effectively. A project plan is detailed for all projects and includes a scope of work and schedule.

The draft plan is reviewed with the client to ensure that we are in agreement with the client as to the level of work to be completed and the timeliness thereof, providing an opportunity for both BDC and the client to identify project milestones and objectives and possible cost control methods for each project.

BDC and its employees are committed to improving the quality of life within the Columbia River Gorge. In addition to the personal commitment of our employees to support the community, BDC has also corporately supported the following organizations and activities:

  • Columbia High School sports, yearbook, and club programs
  • Hood River Valley High School sports programs
  • Horizon Christian School sports programs
  • Stevenson High School sports programs
  • Skyline Hospital Foundation in White Salmon
  • WAAAM Museum in Hood River
  • Local community festivals and philanthropic organizations
  • Mid-Columbia Pregnancy Resource Center in Hood River and The Dalles
  • Jonah Ministries in Trout Lake, Washington

BDC is an equal opportunity employer with a non-discrimination policy. BDC does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law in the selection and retention of sub-consultants or employees or in the procurement of materials and leases of equipment.

This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination. Whenever possible, the company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law.


KEY EMPLOYEES:

Stoner Bell
Stoner W. Bell, MSCE, PE, EN, CWRE
Professional Engineer and Project Manager - stonerbell@belldesigncompany.com

Mr. Bell is an owner and active professional consulting engineer for Bell Design Company with over twenty-five years of experience. His experience includes: hydraulic modeling, water supply projects, sanitary sewer evaluation studies, combined sewer overflow analysis, pump station design, water and sewer line design, reservoir design, stormwater hydrology and design, surge analysis, and construction management.

Dev Bell
Devry W. Bell, PE
Professional Engineer and Project Manager - devbell@belldesigncompany.com

Mr. Bell is an owner and active professional consulting engineer for Bell Design Company who specializes in road design, structural and geotechnical engineering. He has experience with contracts and design on public works projects, structural design, soil stability, transportation and roadway projects, water and sewer system design, and inspection of public works project installations.


Austin Bell
Austin R. Bell, PLS
Professional Land Surveyor and Project Manager - austinbell@belldesigncompany.com

Austin R. Bell has worked for Bell Design Company for over 19 years and specializes in land surveying, both field and office work. He has experience in numerous areas of surveying including project management land development, topographical mapping, infrastructure mapping, GPS surveying and legal description interpretation.






  JOIN OUR TEAM  

Bell Design Company is NOW HIRING! Come work with our team in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.




Civil Engineer:  BDC is looking for a full-time, licensed Civil Engineer with at least 6 years of project experience in general civil engineering, preferably with demonstrated experience working directly with public or private clients in all types of infrastructure design and development. A successful applicant will be responsible for project management, engineering design, budget preparation, and construction management, etc. on projects and should possess the following attributes:

  • Possess a BSCE degree and PE license (Oregon and/or Washington)
  • Ability to communicate on a professional level, both verbally and in writing, and to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Ability to negotiate with clients to prepare scopes, budgets, and contracts
  • Ability to manage multiple, variously-sized projects and perform engineering assignments associated with planning, design, or construction
  • Ability to both manage a project team and be personally proficient in project design while ensuring scope and quality of work meet company standards
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Working ability with AutoCAD, Terramodel, or similar software
  • Experience with the following design software is also preferable: Project Management and Project Scheduling Software; Hydraulic, Hydrology, and Site Design Software; application of GIS to engineering solutions

Application Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Handwritten Personal Essay on Subject of Applicant's Choice
  • Three Professional References
  • Three Personal References

All application materials should be directed to:

Deborah Bell
deborahbell@belldesigncompany.com
PO Box 308
Bingen, WA 98605
509-493-3886





Survey Technician:  BDC is looking for a full-time Survey Technician with at least 2 years of general surveying experience, preferably with demonstrated experience working on public or private projects in a variety of surveying situations. A successful applicant will be able to perform indoor drafting and calculations and outdoor field work, as assigned. Applicant will be responsible for working under and with licensed professional land surveyors to complete both field work and the processing of data in the office for use by engineers and surveyors. The desired candidate should be able to demonstrate the following attributes:


  • Possess an Associate Degree
  • Experience with construction and boundary surveying
  • Experience with Total Stations and RTK GPS equipment
  • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions, hiking and carrying equipment
  • Ability to perform CAD Drafting of survey maps and plats
  • Ability to follow survey drawings, Qtr. Section maps, civil design plans, survey drawings, as-built drawings, etc.
  • Knowledge of ALTA surveys, boundary analysis, topographic surveys, preparation of easement documents, legal descriptions, final plat preparation, construction staking
  • Ability to perform field calculations such as a traverse, boundary, grading, grids, etc.
  • Communication skills and the aptitude to work effectively as a team member with field crews, project owners, general contractors, etc.
  • Have a positive attitude, be proactive, and possess the ability to work expediently when required
  • Ability to coordinate and work with filed crews and other office staff
  • Knowledge and previous experience with Terramodel is highly valued
  • Familiarity with Topcon and TDS data collector software, Tremble GPS Equipment, Topcon Total Stations, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Terramodel, and ARCGIS software is desirable

Application Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Handwritten Personal Essay on Subject of Applicant's Choice
  • Three Professional References
  • Three Personal References
  • Driver's License


All application materials should be directed to:

Deborah Bell
deborahbell@belldesigncompany.com
PO Box 308
Bingen, WA 98605
509-493-3886



BDC is an equal opportunity employer with a non-discrimination policy. BDC does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law in the selection and retention of sub-consultants or employees or in the procurement of materials and leases of equipment.

This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination. Whenever possible, the company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law.

CONTACT US

Located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, we service the metro Portland area, as well as much of Washington and Oregon.

icon 1 900 West Steuben, PO Box 308, Bingen, WA, 98605

icon 2 509-493-3886 or FAX 509-493-3885

icon 3 www.belldesigncompany.com


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Bell Design Company is a civil engineering company with 20 years experience in the Portland metro area, and also servicing the Columbia River Gorge. We provide planning, design and permitting consultation for all sizes of company. We also use advanced surveying techniques, CAD modeling, Hydraulic Modeling, GIS and GPS surveying and mapping for all of our projects. We do Structural Analysis, Structural Design, Gravity and Lateral Design and Code Review, Bridge Design & Evaluation, Foundation Design, Retaining Wall Design, Seismic Retrofits, Failure Investigations, Peer Reviews, Agency Reviews, Water or sewer or Storm Analysis, Water and Sewer and Storm Master Plans, Water and Sewer and Storm Design, On-Site Septic Design, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling, Surge Analysis, Scour Analysis, Flood Elevation Studies. We are also a Oregon Certified Water Rights Examiner. We perform Public and Private Road Design, commercial and municipal, Plat and Subdivision Roads, Site Design and Site Plans, Drainage Plans, Horizontal and Vertical Curves, Pavement Design, Guardrail & Appurtenances, Storm Water Facilities, Falsework, Formwork, Cost Estimating, Contract Management, Construction Inspection, Project Start-up & Close Out, Safety, Quality and Work Plans, Delay and Comp Claims, CPM Scheduling, O&M Manuals, Change Order Management, Progress Payment Verification, Land Divisions and Adjustments, Topographical Mapping,ALTA Surveys, Boundary and Legal Surveys, As-built Surveys, Construction Layout & Staking, Corner Location, GPS and GIS Surveys or Mapping, Mining Reclamation Plans, Site Plans, Legal Description Prep and Review. We also provide AutoCAD Services, CAD Standards Development, As Built Updates, Geotechnical Investigations, Erosion and Sediment Control, Lab Services & Field Testing, Shallow Foundations, Deep Foundations, Braced Cuts and Sheet Pile Design, Soil & Ground Modifications, Slope Stabilization and Slope Analysis. We provide all Environmental Consulting and Training, Material & Waste Recycling, Remediation Design, Reclamation Design, Permitting & Planning, Compliance & Monitoring, Pollution Prevention and control for your project. Bell Design Company is the Civil Engineering and land survey company of choice for SE Washington State, Portland Metro, Hood River, Stevenson, the Dalles, Goldendale, Trout Lake, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, and Oregon State. We service the PDX, SEA and Bend DMAs and honor all government, federal, municipal, state and regional contracts on time and under budget. Hiring, engineering job, civil design, civil engineering employment, survey technician, columbia gorge employment, bingen, white salmon, washington civil engineer, oregon civil engineer, surveyor employment