WSP USA Water Resources Engineer in Topeka, Kansas
Water Resources Engineer
Req ID 10965
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!
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.
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Water Resources Engineer for our Topeka, KS office.
Our team has an excellent reputation of serving numerous clients in their water resource needs. You will be engaged in exciting projects, ranging from FEMA RiskMap (Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning) activities, flood mitigation studies, drainage studies and other similar water resources projects. Our professionals are networked across the WSP organization to collectively provide solutions to complex issues. The successful candidate will work closely with team members in an established engineering consulting firm that includes friendly, hard-working and collaborative professionals. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist with management of tasks and review of project work. We are dedicated to providing the environment to allow individuals to grow their career further, and we value the technical and professional contributions of our team members.
Will perform engineering calculations including hydrologic and hydraulic modelling tasks for a variety of water resources projects including dams, levee systems, stormwater systems and watershed & floodplain studies
Assist in the analysis and design of flood mitigation projects
Produce written and oral reports
Perform technical reviews of modeling and analysis
Mentor junior engineering staff
Collaborate and participate in technical discussions with team members
Will work under the guidance and mentorship of senior engineers
Will coordinate with GIS professionals
Will supervise technicians as needed
Who You Are
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Water Resources or closely related discipline.
5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience in water resources engineering.
Engineer in Training Certification.
Geographical Information Systems experience such as ESRI ArcGIS, ArcPro, QGIS, etc.
Great technical writing skills.
Effective communication skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.
Experience managing small to mid-size projects.
Familiarity with FEMA RiskMAP products.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120).
Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training.
Engineering Software experience (any):
USACE HEC Programs (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, etc.), etc.
2-Dimentional Flow Modelling
- 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.
Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: TOPEKA - SE 9TH ST
All locations: US-KS-Topeka
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 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.
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