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WSP USA Junior Engineer (Water/Civil) in Boston, Massachusetts

Junior Engineer (Water/Civil)

Req ID 8956

Junior Engineer (Water/Civil)

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!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Junior Engineer (Water/Civil) for our Boston, MA office. Be involved in projects with our Water/Civil Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the office through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” which brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

  • Assist senior engineers in the development of a wide variety of multi-discipline land development, public/private utility infrastructure, stormwater management and roadway projects.

  • Perform civil, water, wastewater and stormwater drainage design analyses including performing hydraulic calculations/modeling and determining basic design requirements for infrastructure design/upgrades, new development, marine/coastal, climate/resiliency and transportation projects.

  • Prepare permitting application and supporting documents.

  • Prepare complete, accurate, and concise technical reports and documentation summarizing analysis and project requirements, including how design approach addresses project requirements, using electronic systems and software.

  • Utilize CADD to prepare contract drawings through a basic understanding of Civil 3D design.

  • Utilize CADD and GIS tools in support of H&H analyses through a basic understanding of hydraulic modeling.

  • 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, Water Resources or closely related field.

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant post-education experience in an engineering office with a focus on the land development, infrastructure, resiliency and stormwater management.

  • Engineer in Training Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

  • Experience and working knowledge of the following:

  • CADD production and civil design software (AutoCAD and Civil 3D);

  • Hydraulic Design for pipes and channels; (HydroCAD, PCSWMM, etc.)

  • Design of water, wastewater, or stormwater pump station facilities; and.

  • Knowledge of GIS software and applications (e.g., Arc GIS, etc.)

  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to learn new modeling software and techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and comply with company policies.

  • Moderate proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, technology, spreadsheets, and tools.

  • Ability to work independently with some supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

  • Ability to travel to local project sites to support business needs.

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

  • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Civil 3D pipe network and/or pressure network is a plus.

  • Master's Degree in the above referenced disciplines.

  • Professional Engineering License or on track to take exam within a 1 year of hire.

  • Affiliations with professional societies and active industry and community involvement are highly desirable


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: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston

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.