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Water Resources Engineer

Company: WSP
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Water Resources Engineer
Req ID 10157
Water Resources Engineer
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
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 seeking a Water Resources/Environmental Scientist or Engineer to join our team in Costa Mesa, California to support our Water Resources/Permitting/Compliance Service Line. This opportunity will provide a mix of field work, public education and opportunities to mentor with senior staff members in addition to fine tuning technical writing and analysis skills.
Your Impact

  • Support various projects within our Water Resources/Permitting/Compliance Service Line, including stormwater / MS4 support, watershed planning and environmental permitting projects

  • Conduct field investigations including stormwater infrastructure inventory / condition assessment, erosion and sediment control inspections and surface water sampling events in various site settings

  • Assist senior staff with the preparation of technical reports, including compiling analytical data

  • Conduct public education, including environmental education in schools, educational workshops and at local festivals

  • Some travel / field work (daytime and overnight) may be required (typically in South Carolina)

  • Work with a team of water resources engineers and environmental scientists

  • Work outdoors in various weather conditions

    Who You Are
    Required Qualifications

    • B.S. in environmental science, civil or environmental engineering, geology or a related field or equivalent; Master's degree is a plus

    • 3-5 years of related experience

    • Experience in any of the following is a plus: stormwater management, report writing, project planning

    • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    • Strong technical writing and communications skills

    • An ideal candidate would be a self-starter, open to learn, adaptable to change, have a strong work ethic and thrives in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities

    • Flexible to work outside normal business hours and overtime, as needed

    • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with management, staff, and clients

    • Technical writing skills

    • Ability to apply analytical / scientific thinking to define and solve problems

    • Ability to work well in a team environment with a willingness to follow detailed instructions and learn new skills

    • Ability to execute field and office tasks and operate independently at times - specifically in field setting

    • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy

    • Have and maintain a valid driver's license

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience using ArcGIS

        Compensation and Benefits:
        WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
        Expected Salary: $77,600-$118,140
        WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law
        Additional Requirements

        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

          Additional Details

          • Travel Required: 25%

          • Job Status: Regular

          • Employee Type: Full

          • Primary Location: COSTA MESA - HYLAND AVE

          • All locations: US-CA-Costa Mesa, US-CA-San Diego

            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, agile and hybrid 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.

Keywords: WSP, Costa Mesa , Water Resources Engineer, Engineering , Costa Mesa, California

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