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WSP USA Associate Ports and Marine Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Associate Ports and Marine Engineer

Req ID 5323

Associate Ports and Marine 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 backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for aFull-time Ports and Marine Engineer for our Boston, MA, Raleigh, NC, Purge Sound offices, and our Southern Calirofnia offices. This person will be involved in projects with our Ports and Maritime Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Our Maritime group comprises of highly motivated analysts, planners, and engineers with a variety of technical backgrounds including economists, operations analysts, civil, environmental, ocean and structural engineering, and port planning, working in several key locations across the US and internationally. Major clients are port authorities, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and private entities. Our strength is derived from the diversity of our marine-related work and our staff.

For over 90-years WSP has been a leader in waterfront structural design in New England, for the U.S. Navy, and worldwide. The WSP Maritime group oris a dynamic and energetic group with strong work ethics and a great culture of collaboration and camaraderie. You would be joining the largest and best waterfront/marine design group in the region. The projects are diverse in nature, interesting, and challenging.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Your Impact

  • Perform structural design for marine and upland components under supervision of senior ports and marine engineers

  • Prepare technical written communications in the form of memoranda and reports

  • Support managers in the creation of plans, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates in accordance with client requirements

  • Work in a team to make sure that work product meets scope, schedule, cost and quality requirements

  • Prepare drawings in AUTOCAD or REVIT and perform design calculations in support of broader engineering activities

  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work

  • Assist with work plan preparation and coordination of site work and code compliance

  • Complete training on assigned tasks

  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, architects, and building, infrastructure, transportation, and port authorities on Federal, State, regional, and locally funded improvement and development projects

  • 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 Marine Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • 1 to 3 years of relevant post education experience.

  • Familiarity with marine, port, and coastal engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.

  • Familiarity with building and infrastructure planning, design, and construction management; including rehabilitation and new design.

  • Highly familiar with relevant marine, port, and coastal construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

  • Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal 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.

  • Experience with discipline-specific design software (i.e., AutoCAD, Revit).

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineer in Training Certification.

  • Prior design experience.

  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.

  • Previous experience in analyses and design of ports/maritime structures

  • Field investigation and/or construction support experience

  • Hands-on analyses and design experience (SAP2000, L-Pile)

  • Additional positions available for individuals holding a commercial dive license (ADCI or DCBC) in addition to the qualifications above.


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: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-CA-Orange, US-MA-Boston, US-NC-Raleigh, US-OR-Portland, US-WA-Federal Way, US-WA-Redmond, US-WA-Seattle

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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.

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.