Senior Consultant, Resilience Practice (ID# 49786) Chicago, IL
Category: Climate Change Consultancy
Job Type: Full Time
> Minimum Experience: 5 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree >
> Be involved in projects with our Resilience Practice and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. 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 full-time Senior Consultant in our Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, Austin, TX, or San Francisco, CA office to support our company's growing Resilience Practice. This position can also be based out of any of our WSP USA offices. This is a technical position with a focus on (i) the numerical modeling of probable impacts caused by climate-related hazards (e.g., extreme temperatures, sea level rise, exacerbated storm surge, and increased riverine flooding), including physical damages to infrastructure systems and building portfolios, loss of infrastructure services and socio-economic consequences, and (ii) the development of resilience strategies and plans to reduce these impacts. You will work with other experts from our Resilience Practice, including climate scientists, engineers, planners, economists, policy specialists, and risk modelers, and expand our organization to meet our growing portfolio of clients. Duties and Responsibilities: - Provide quantitative and spatial analysis and modeling of exposure, vulnerability, risks, and resilience associated with long-term climate change considerations for a range of clients - Develop methods and tools to support effective decisions and improve capital investments to reduce 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 experts working to advance the Resilience Practice through effective data-driven analysis and decision-making - Represent WSP USA in the marketplace, contributing capabilities and experiences to other WSP offices 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. >
> Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, or other quantitative discipline relevant to the assessment and management of climate/disaster risk and resilience - 5+ years of relevant professional experience analyzing the impacts to assets, infrastructure, and communities caused by climate-related hazards - Technical capabilities and leadership in project design and delivery - Experience working with a spectrum of environmental, socio-economic, and infrastructure data sets and large datasets using programming language (e.g., R, Matlab, Python) - Attention to detail; commitment and skills to identify and detect errors; commitment to thorough quality reviews and checks; and commitment to accuracy, correctness, and excellence - Ability to innovative on challenging topics to produce client-tailored products - Experience working independently, and on efforts requiring remote collaboration - Experience communicating orally and in writing technical analysis and results to non-technical audiences using data visualization and maps - Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures - Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies Preferred Qualifications: - Post Graduate Education - Management consulting experience working with diverse stakeholders (e.g., transportation, water, energy, municipal) to address resilience concerns - In-depth understanding of probability theory - Experience in at least one of the following: the modeling interconnected systems, the application of optimization methods for investment prioritization, and the development of macro-economic metrics 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. #LI-MO1 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.