1+ months

Senior Technical Analyst

Herndon, VA 20170
Job Description
This is a highly technical position whose core is the application of GIS and related tools and technologies to model climate-related hazards such as sea level rise, storm surge, and riverine flooding; and assess the impacts caused by those hazards to our client’s assets and infrastructure. You will work with skilled GIS analysts, climate scientists, and resiliency experts from our Resiliency Team, and expand our organization to meet our growing portfolio of clients for whom we identify their exposure to climate-related hazards and develop adaptation and resiliency strategies to cope with these hazards.
 
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
 
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Technical Analyst for our Herndon, Virginia or Washington, DC offices.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide quantitative and spatial analysis and modeling of exposure, risks, and resilience associated with long-term climate change considerations for a range of clients such as municipalities and departments of transportation
  • Develop tools and applications to support effective decisions and make better capital investments associated with the effects of future climate-related hazards
  • Participate on multiple projects, delivering on project commitments through effective coordination with internal colleagues, external resources and agencies, and consulting team partners
  • Contribute to a diverse team of analysts and experts working to advance the resiliency practice through effective data-driven analysis and decision-making
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 that first discussion of you joining our team.

Requirements

<div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Minimum Qualifications: </strong></span></div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Degree in GIS, computer science, geography, data analytics, or a related degree</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Minimum 5 years of experience routinely working with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x and/or ArcGIS Pro, including Spatial Analyst, and 3D Analyst</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Knowledge and proven experience working with databases, particularly geodatabases, and raster and vector data</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Knowledge and proven experience working with elevation data such as LiDAR and digital elevation models </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Knowledge and proven experience with Python scripting (including scripting in ArcGIS) and SQL   </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Knowledge and proven experience with Microsoft Excel and VBA for Excel</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Excellent oral and written communication skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Proven capabilities for technical project delivery</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience working both independently and on efforts requiring remote collaboration</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Ability to innovate on challenging topics to produce client-tailored products</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Attention to detail; commitment and skills to identify and detect errors; commitment to thorough quality reviews and checks; commitment to accuracy, correctness, and excellence. </span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong> </span></div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience working on climate change adaptation and resiliency-oriented projects, such as those considerate of sea level rise, storm surge, and riverine flooding, or other climate-related hazards</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience in some aspects of modeling sea level rise, storm surge, or riverine flooding</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience using future climate projection datasets such as LOCA </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience using GIS to analyze the impacts to assets and infrastructure caused by hazards such as sea level rise, storm surge, and riverine flooding</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience compiling and managing a database of assets and climate data</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience developing resilience-based tools and technical resources</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience working with hydrology and hydraulic tools in GIS, including experience with Arc Hydro</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience working with USACE HEC-RAS to model riverine flooding</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience working with USGS StreamStats</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience applying VBA to enable complex formulas, statistics, calculations, custom functions, and custom workflows in Excel</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience working with R statistical software package </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Worked for a range of clients including federal, state, local governments, and the private sector</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Experience communicating orally and in writing highly technical analysis and results to non-technical audiences using data visualization and maps</span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>About WSP USA </strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong> </strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">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 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. <a href="http://www.wsp.com/usa"><span style="color: #0563c1;">www.wsp.com/usa</span></a></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental, 401k and long-term disability insurance focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small; text-decoration: underline;"> </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">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?  </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.</span></div>

Categories

Posted: 2019-10-12 Expires: 2019-12-06

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Senior Technical Analyst

WSP
Herndon, VA 20170

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account