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Early Careers Water Resources Engineer

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United States  Dallas, United States
Engineering, English

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Job Description

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood's Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Early Career Water Resources Engineer to support our Texas District. The candidate may sit in any of our Texas offices, including: Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio. Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

Takes part in providing local technical environmental planning assistance to minimize the environmental impacts of commercial, industrial, utility, transmission, development, infrastructure, construction, pipeline, and/or transportation related projects. Tasks may include providing support to technical staff and project managers on permitting, site and impact assessment, restoration, land use management plans, public involvement, and environmental regulatory compliance assignments. Generates accurate and concise documentation, ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards.

Your Impact

* Perform hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of riverine systems as part of the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program for the
* Federal Emergency Management Agency.
* Execute GIS-based one dimensional and two-dimensional flood risk modeling software applications such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, FLO-2D, and SWMM.
* Prepare floodplain and watershed studies in compliance with FEMA standards and specifications and assist with Quality Assurance and Quality Control for flood insurance study deliverables.
* Execute established procedures, perform of routine calculations and process GIS data necessary to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling efforts.
* Efficiently work with ArcGIS software and extensions in support of flood risk modeling and mapping and other water resources project needs.
* Support Field Investigations including the collection and analysis of data used to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.
* Prepare project reports including engineering calculations, planning, and drafting technical engineering reports, research, and data entry.
* Work with a team of Water Resources Engineers and GIS specialists supporting various planning and water resources, flood risk management and environmental restoration projects.
* Complete training on assigned tasks.
* Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
* Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Water Resources or closely related discipline.
* Excellent research skills with analytical mindset.
* Familiarity with the concepts of professional water resources engineering work relating to water supply, quality, management, and treatment for various end uses - recreationally, commercially, and/or industrially.
* Familiarity with relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
* Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
* Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
* Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
* Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
* Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
* Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

* Engineer in Training Certification.
* Prior internship related to the degree of study and the specific engineering discipline.
* A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.
* Coursework in hydrology / hydraulics and other relevant subjects
* Geographical Information Systems experience such as ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, Manifold, etc.
* Experience with modeling programs such as: HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoRAS, SSA

About Us

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Notice To Third Party Agencies

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation - no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service

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Posted on: 15 Feb 2024
Industry: Consulting
Languages: English
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