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Senior Consultant

Chicago, Illinois, US
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
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WSP USA's Climate Resiliency and Sustainability practice has an immediate opening for a Senior Consultant to support the company's growing Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change offering. See WSP - Advancing Sustainability for a description of our team and capabilities. This position can be based in Arlington, VA, Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, Boulder, CO, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, or other WSP USA office locations across the U.S..

The individual will support a client-facing team to solve next-generation sustainability challenges through data intelligence and strategic program development, design, and implementation. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility and capacity to work on a wide variety of projects and the demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional teams. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability and data, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to produce high-quality work products.

Your Impact

Developing and maintaining business intelligence dashboards (e.g., Power BI, Tableau), visualizations, and analytical tools

Designing, implementing, maintaining, and upgrading sustainability databases and platforms

Establishing ETL processes to collect, clean, and transform sustainability data across a variety of data systems and structures

Performing advanced data analysis such as scenario analysis, predictive modeling, and machine learning

Support development of scopes and budgets for data-focused projects and tasks

Preparing inventories, performance metrics, and reports for energy, GHG, water, waste, and other resource data

Developing trainings and internal education resources to support growth of internal analytics capabilities

Supporting the identification and evaluation of opportunities to achieve energy, GHG, and resource reductions

Researching leading sustainability programs and initiatives

Producing sustainability reports, disclosures, and other communications

Managing projects and project teams

Supporting business development activities with existing and prospective clients

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Energy, Sustainability, Public Policy, Environmental Studies or related

5-7 years of related professional experience in data engineering, analysis, business intelligence, and/or dashboard development with a preferred focus on sustainability, energy, engineering, management consulting topics

Ability to design, implement, and maintain dashboards in Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, or comparable programs

Ability to implement advanced analytical techniques such as data cleansing, statistical analysis, machine learning, and/or predictive modeling

Ability to engage directly with clients to document and translate client business requirements into tangible project tasks, milestones, and/or other deliverables

Ability to develop and present analyses using programs including Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Power BI

Ability to derive accurate, clear, and meaningful insights from large and complex datasets

Ability to work independently, multitask, and manage time efficiently

Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms

Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity

Strong oral and written communication skills and use of programs including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

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:

Master's Degree in one of the above-referenced disciplines

Expertise in data engineering, database design, and database administration in different environments, such as SQL Server

Competence in programming for data analysis (e.g., SQL, R, Python, DAX, M) and ability to learn new software systems and tools

Knowledge of GHG, energy, water, waste, and other sustainability resource metrics and KPIs

Experience scoping and budgeting data services and products with an understanding of team capabilities

Familiarity with sustainability issues and frameworks such as CDP, GRI, DJSI, SASB, and the GHG Protocol preferred

Experience working in virtual environments

Compensation and Benefits:

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.

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

Additional Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Travel Required: 10%

Job Status: Regular

Employee Type: Full

Primary Location: NEW YORK - PENN PLAZA

All locations: US-CA-San Diego, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CO-Boulder, US-IL-Chicago, US-NY-New York, US-OR-Portland, US-VA-Arlington
About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, 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 buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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 essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

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