Learn about our foundations: what we believe in, how we approach our work, and why we invest in our people.
We problem-solve for the present and design a vision for the future – all with the goal to develop reliable infrastructure, build healthy environments, and protect natural resources. Our team pulls together our best ideas to help our communities grow intuitively and gracefully. What makes us feel good at the end of the day is knowing that we’re using our skills to grow communities – and to promote professional growth. This happens in three ways:
We get our hands dirty for the needs of the community while turning our gears for future possibilities.
Staying stagnant isn’t how we roll. We’re good at what we do, but we’re always trying to grow our skillset and diversify our capabilities.
It’s important to us to help our team learn and develop their skills. In turn, we appreciate the fresh perspectives that our folks bring to the table.
We believe that employee happiness is a result of staying true to our values – and in turn, leads us toward our mission of growth. Whether we’re hitting the slopes, grabbing a beer, or running in Forest Park for Workout Wednesday, we like to find a balance between work and play.
Our core values are the blueprint that leads us to making the right choices. These ideas are more than ‘nice-to-haves’ – we use them as a gut check in every decision we make. If our actions align with these promises, we know that we’re working toward our mission of Growth.
It’s an easy equation: when your employees are happy, your organization is healthy. Whether it’s through a simple “thank you” or hosting an end-of-day gathering, we care as equally about our employees smiling as we do revenue.
We aren’t ashamed to geek out about what we do. Our passion for our projects and our motivation to solve problems are why we’re here in the first place. While others might shy away from a challenge, we see it as a fun and rewarding puzzle.
When we say we’ll deliver, we have the work ethic to back it up. We’re driven by timeliness and quality, and we always keep the big picture in mind.
The best way to ensure a successful project? Answer the question before it’s asked. We’re obsessive about preparing for what’s next, and we invest time and resources into keeping our people well-equipped to stay ahead of our clients’ expectations.
The Land Use Planner will work as a member of the Community Planning team with experienced land use planners and other professionals providing long-range and current planning services.Full Job Posting
The Civil EIT will assist in the design of various development projects. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 to 3 years of experience in our core practice areas and will be able to prepare solid designs using AutoCAD Civil 3D, prepare final construction documents, communicate with agency reviewers and sub-consultants, and complete field inspections.Full Job Posting
Stepping into the empty space of a new office packed with modern amenities and aesthetics, it’s easy for John Howorth to reflect on his professional journey, which began in 2009 when he founded 3J Consulting, a civil engineering and community planning firm.Read More About 3J and Our Industry's Growth
The Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private 100 program, which this year takes place June 13, is widely considered one of the business world’s best annual parties.Check Out Our Growth
The City of Florence is currently working on a major revision of the housing codes that govern construction and development within city limits. The public was invited to participate in the process by attending an open house meeting on Thursday at Florence City Hall. The goal of the code update is to allow for an easier path to building all types of housing in the city.Read the Siuslaw News Article
The City of Florence Housing Code Update Subcommittee, which operates under the auspices of the Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC), met last Thursday afternoon at City Hall, where the meeting was facilitated by City Recorder Kelli Weese and Planning Director Wendy FarleyCampbell.Learn About the City of Florence Updates Here
After years of planning and several setbacks, officials expect first phase to begin this summer.Read About the Progress
Located in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District, Vibrant! is a new affordable housing, high-rise developmentCheck out Building Construction + Design's Article
LINCOLN COUNTY –– County officials and members of the community are still working with consultants to hash out details of a fairgrounds master plan that — so far —needs tweaking. Consultants from 3J Consulting hired by the county to draft a County Commons Master Plan found discrepancies between current and past accounts of the community’s needs.Read the Newport News Times Article
A small group of North Plains residents gathered Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, to learn about the vision for their city’s future.See the growth in the NewsTimes Article
Crestview Crossing, a proposed development in the works for more than a decade on Highway 99W across from Providence Newberg Medical Center, will take another step toward fruition this week as the subject of a public hearing before the Newberg Planning Commission.Read Newberg Graphic Article
County officials said six people attended the Lincoln City public meeting on June 27, concerning the Commons and fairgrounds master plan.Check Out the Article
Concordia University and Portland Public Schools are rolling out a stunning new $48.8 million facility that’s designed to impel a potentially revolutionary new type of education program. Called a ‘3 to PhD’ community, the new school creates a holistic environment for education to Northeast Portland neighborhood families, as well as a proving ground for those taking Concordia’s education curriculum.See more in the Portland Business Journal
Traversing roads in certain unincorporated areas of southwest Washington County is becoming much safer for pedestrians thanks to a series of safety improvements. New sidewalks are on the verge of completion on portions of 90th and NW 113th Avenues, where pedestrians previously were forced to walk alongside roads filled with motor vehicles. Three more projects are in the works.Read the Oregon DJC article
In the works since 2005, Portland’s Gateway Green has finally opened phase 1: 25 acres of mountain bike trails and terrain. 3J is helping landscape architect GreenWorks PC engineer the next phase, which will develop the remaining 13 acres of land, which is wedged between between I-205 and I-84.Read more in Portland Monthly
A new 12-story apartment building at NW 14th Ave and NW Raleigh St will give more than 40 local families affordable housing and a high quality of life.Watch coverage of the ground-breaking from KPTV
3J Consulting has made the list again this year, ranked 65th. Our fourth year in a row!Check out the full list
The partnership between Faubion School and Concordia University started by proximity. Faubion, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school in Northeast Portland, has been located since the 1950s across the street from Concordia, which has offered a four-year college curriculum since the 1970s.Read the Oregon DJC article
Nearly 1,000 business leaders converged on the Oregon Convention Center Thursday night for the beach-themed Oregon Fastest-Growing Companies event, hosted by the Portland Business Journal.Check Out the Rankings
More than 350 parents, teachers, staff, politicians and well-wishers celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for a $48.8 million building in Northeast Portland that will serve as the new home for the pre-K through 8th-grade Faubion School, as well as Concordia University’s education program.Read Oregon Live Article
TreeHouse is named for the hospital campus’ forest setting. Its metal facade is meant to evoke tree bark, and the octagonal structure — mostly an effort maximize space inside — a tree trunk.See More in the Oregon Live Article
After hosting month-long luxury home shows for four decades, the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland knows how to throw a party. And this year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams will be no exception.Read the Lake Oswego Review Article
Improving technology designed for deterrence offers hydroelectric facility managers options to both control and protect fish as they move through and around hydro projects.Read the Hydro Review Article
In the past, housing has been scarce on Marquam Hill, home to Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Veterans Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children. But a remedy may soon be on the way.See the Oregon DJC Article
With more than 50,000 visitors anticipated during the month of August, the NW Natural Street of Dreams could very well be one of the biggest single events ever held within Lake Oswego’s city limits.Read the Lake Oswego Review Article
3J was a featured OnPoint Small Business Spotlight on AM Northwest! Check out the interview with 3J President John Howorth.Watch the interview
Small Portland-area engineering firms that survived the recession say surge in private work is instilling optimism about adding on more staff.Read the Oregon DJC Article
Pervious concrete lets rainwater pass through into soil, so stormwater runoff is eliminated completely. The material has existed for more than a decade, but with susceptibility to damage and clogs. Now, advocates say those design flaws have been fixed.Read the Oregon DJC Article