1+ months

Assistant Environmental Consultant

Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Desire for a new graduate and entry level environmental scientist to support environmental projects focused on energy and infrastructure markets. The WSP Environment Business is driven to provide our clients with solutions to challenging projects. We are passionate about the industry, and passionate about providing engineering consulting services across a wide range of engineering disciplines.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
WSP has an immediate opening for an Assistant Environmental Consultant will be responsible for conducting environmental analysis and performing field work related to wetlant and stream delineation and habitat assessments. This position requires the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with project development. Various tasks include supporting the siting and permitting of renewable, utility, energy and infrastructure projects, including pipelines and related facilities, transmission lines, substations, renewable energy and transportation projects. It is essential that the candidate have a foundational knowledge of environmental laws and regulations which are the framework for the development of energy infrastructure development. An introductory knowledge of permit applications, wetland and stream impacts, rare, threatened and endangered species consultation, land use, overhead and underground utility construction methodologies, water quality and stormwater management is desired. Familiarity with these issues and their application to energy and land development projects is desirable.  The position offers great potential for professional growth in a stimulating work. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform environmental analysis and write reports.
  • Conduct field work consisting of wetland delineations and habitat assessments.
  • Write survey reports and prepare permit applications for federal and/or state environmental permits, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10, PA, NJ, MD, and/or DE state wetland and stream permits, NPDES, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordination.
  • Participate in linear energy planning/routing/siting studies including writing routing reports for submission to state public utility commissions.
  • Conduct environmental permitting for renewable energy and other generation facilities.
  • Attention and commitment to timely completion of high-quality work.
  • Attend and facilitate stakeholder meetings and public hearings.
  • Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies.
 
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have a discussion with you on joining our team.

Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Highly motivated with a client-oriented focus.
  • Strong teaming skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • 0-2 years of experience with environmental work
  • Excellent written and oral interpersonal communication skills.
  • BS/BA in environmental studies, planning, natural resources, engineering or related field.
  • MS/MA in related field is desirable, but not required.
  • Familiarity with developing state and federal environmental permit applications and supporting documentation in PA, NJ, MD, and/or DE is desirable with a preference given for this experience with power and energy projects.
  • Ability to learn or experience performing wetland delineations and field work.
  • A general understanding or existing experience in the environmental analyses principals associated with the siting and permitting facilities.
  • Ability to perform stakeholder outreach, public presentations, and public speaking is desirable.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with inter-disciplinary professionals.
  • Willingness to travel 20-30% of time within US.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively.
 
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
 
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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
 
WSP USA (and all of its US 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.
 
This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.

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Posted: 2021-03-04 Expires: 2021-05-24

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