Water Resources Scientist / Engineer

Columbia, South Carolina
Dec 28, 2021
Jan 27, 2022
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Water Resources / Environmental Scientist or Engineer to join our team in Columbia, South Carolina to support our Water Resources / Permitting / Compliance Service Line. This opportunity will provide a mix of field work, public education and opportunities to mentor with senior staff members in addition to fine tuning technical writing and analysis skills.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science, civil engineering, geology or a related field, and 0 to 5 years of experience.

  • Support various projects within our Water Resources / Permitting / Compliance Service Line, including stormwater / MS4 support, watershed planning and environmental permitting projects
  • Conduct field investigations including stormwater infrastructure inventory / condition assessment, erosion and sediment control inspections and surface water sampling events in various site settings
  • Assist senior staff with the preparation of technical reports, including compiling analytical data
  • Conduct public education, including environmental education in schools, educational workshops and at local festivals
  • Some travel / field work (daytime and overnight) may be required (typically in South Carolina)
  • Work with a team of water resources engineers and environmental scientists
  • Work outdoors in various weather conditions

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S. in environmental science, civil or environmental engineering, geology or a related field or equivalent; Master's degree is a plus
  • 0 - 5 years of related experience
  • Experience in any of the following is a plus: stormwater management, report writing, project planning
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using ArcGIS is preferred
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills
  • An ideal candidate would be a self - starter, open to learn, adaptable to change, have a strong work ethic and thrives in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities
  • Flexible to work outside normal business hours and overtime, as needed
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with management, staff, and clients
  • Technical writing skills
  • Ability to apply analytical / scientific thinking to define and solve problems
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a willingness to follow detailed instructions and learn new skills
  • Ability to execute field and office tasks and operate independently at times – specifically in field setting
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving policy
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.