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WSP USA Consultant in San Jose, California


Req ID 10649


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 an Consultant (Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change) for our Chicago, IL office. Be involved in projects with our Climate, Resilience & Sustainability Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The individual will support a client–facing team in the design, implementation, and management of organizational sustainability and resilience programs. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility and capacity to work on a wide variety of projects and the demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional teams. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability and climate resilience, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to produce high-quality work products.

Your Impact

  • Developing entity-wide inventories and product life cycle assessment for energy, GHG, water, waste, and other resources.

  • Conducting verifications of entity-wide inventories for energy, GHG, water, waste, and other resources

  • Developing and maintaining data management systems and business intelligence tools.

  • Designing sustainability or climate risk management performance targets and accompanying strategies and achievement plans.

  • Identifying and evaluating opportunities to achieve energy, GHG, and resource reductions.

  • Analyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy purchase options.

  • Conducting climate- and water-related risk and opportunity assessments.

  • Researching and leading sustainability programs and initiatives.

  • Producing sustainability reports, disclosures, and other communications.

  • Supporting business development activities with existing and prospective clients.

  • 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 Engineering, Energy, Sustainability, or a related discipline.

  • 0-1 years of related experience in sustainability, energy, climate change, and/or management consulting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and use of programs including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

  • Familiarity with sustainability issues and frameworks such as CDP, GRI, TCFD, and the GHG Protocol.

  • Ability to develop and present analyses using programs including Microsoft Excel, Access, and Power BI.

  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and manage time efficiently.

  • Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree


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: New Graduate

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: CHICAGO - 30 N LASALLE ST

  • All locations: US-CA-Foster City, US-CA-Fresno, US-CA-Irvine, US-CA-Long Beach, US-CA-Rancho Cordova, US-CA-Riverside, US-CA-Roseville, US-CA-Sacramento, US-CA-San Bernardino, US-CA-San Diego, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CA-San Jose, US-CA-Santa Barbara, US-IL-Chicago

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. www.wsp.com

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.