Associate Consultant, Resilience Practice

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

# Associate Consultant, Resilience Practice (ID# 49454) _Boston, MA_



# Category: _Climate Change Consultancy_



# Job Type: _Full Time_


**Minimum Experience:** 1 **Required Education:** Bachelor's Degree


# Job Description


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 **Associate Consultant** in our **Boston, MA, Chicago, IL** or **Seattle, WA** office to support our company's growing **Resilience Practice** . This position can also be based out of any of our WSP USA offices.

This new technical position is for a team member that will support our analysis of climate and environmental data, use geospatial tools for the visualization of data, support developing innovative methods for identifying community-level vulnerabilities and risk, and conduct research to support the appropriate thresholds that define climate impacts on infrastructure and communities. 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, for whom we identify their risk to climate-related hazards, including socio-economic impacts, and develop resilience strategies and plans to reduce these risks.

**Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Apply and develop scripts for analyzing environmental data, including climate model simulations, to assess current and future exposures, including researching appropriate climate stressor thresholds for climate impact assessments and examining environmental data for best-use purposes and appropriate applications

+ Provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of exposure, vulnerability, risks, and resilience associated with long-term climate change considerations for a range of clients such as municipalities and infrastructure agencies

+ Research best practices and risk-based approaches to inform existing project work and build a strong foundation for supporting future clients

+ Prepare documentation that succinctly summarizes methodologies and results for technical and lay audiences

+ 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

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.


# Job Requirements


**Minimum Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Statistics, or a related field

+ 1+ year of experience working with tools and/or coding scripts for effective data visualization of environmental data, particularly atmospheric data

+ Experience routinely working on coding in programming languages such as R, Matlab, Python, Visual Basic and adapting scripts written by colleagues, enhanced by a strong aptitude in programming

+ Ability to seamlessly analyze and process data across software packages, such as R, Excel, and GIS

+ Proven capabilities for technical project delivery

+ Experience communicating orally and in writing technical analysis and results to non-technical audiences using data visualization and maps

+ 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 innovate on challenging topics to produce client-tailored products

+ Experience working both independently and on efforts requiring remote collaboration

+ 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

+ Experience working on climate data to inform hazard and impact analyses.

+ Experience analyzing the impacts to assets, infrastructure, and communities caused by climate-related hazards.

At WSP USA, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Come join us and help shape the future!

**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

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.


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.