1+ months

Hydro Engineer

Portland, OR 97201
Come join us in shaping the future of energy! Be a part of WSP’s rapidly-expanding Hydropower Team – solving our client’s complex challenges and helping them achieve their goals.
The WSP Hydropower Team of civil/structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineers provides services on a wide range of projects including dams and appurtenant structures, levees, gates, penstocks, powerhouses, instrumentation monitoring and evaluation, and licensing/permitting.
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Junior Level Engineer for the Hydropower Team in our Portland, Oregon office.  The Junior Engineer will perform technical tasks, interact directly with clients, potential clients and participate in industry events.  While the candidate will primarily be responsible for projects related to hydropower and water retaining structures, some workload will be dedicated to other types of energy projects (offshore wind, solar, traditional thermal generation and underground hydrocarbon storage).  Our ideal candidate has dam engineering experience with a strong background in the fields of civil/structural, geotechnical or hydraulic engineering.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Produce hydraulic, geotechnical or structural calculations, design drawings and documents, project standards and specifications
  • Perform field inspections with senior hydropower engineers, including routine dam safety inspections, construction quality assurance and construction progress documentation
  • Develop quantity take-offs, engineering cost estimates for projects involving hydraulic structures
  • Perform dam safety inspections and prepare reports in conformance with state or federal regulatory guidelines
  • Review and supervise preparation of design calculations, modeling studies, drawings, reports, project standards and specifications
  • Assist in proposal development, manage, execute and provide technical support on a variety of water-related as well as interdisciplinary projects
  • Communicate with clients and regulators, establish goals and objectives for project teams, and schedule and coordinate resources to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the performance expectations of the client
  • Promote Hydropower team capabilities by presenting and attending meeting and conferences
  • Apply regulatory knowledge with FERC, USACE, FEMA, USBR, and other local, state and federal agencies and regulators
  • The candidate must be willing to participate in domestic and international travel, when necessary


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil and/or Structural Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience, preferably with at least 3 years of related experience in dam engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with dam stability analysis, seismicity issues, flood hydrology, geotechnical knowledge, dam monitoring and instrumentation, dam operations, and risk assessment preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, take direction, and provide direction to others
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal/written/presentation)
  • Ability to travel occasionally for business (approximately 10 – 25%)
  • Possess strong analytical, collaborative and technical skills
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PE License, or ability to obtain within 12 months
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience with AutoCAD & Civil 3D, MicroStation and/or ArcGIS software
  • Familiarity with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, GeoSlope, ANSYS and/or STADD is a plus
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 more than 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 progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


Posted: 2019-11-13 Expires: 2020-08-06

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