Overview / Responsibilities

  • Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking an Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer to join our team in Columbia, SC to support our Water Resources, Natural Resources and Environmental Assessment groups. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor of Science degree in civil / environmental engineering, preferably an Engineer-in-Training certification, and 0-3 years of experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support civil design, stream restoration, and other water resources design projects
  • Support stormwater management programs
  • Support environmental permitting projects
  • Support various projects within Environmental Branch (e.g., Phase I Environmental Site
  • Assessments and wetland delineations)
  • Conduct field investigations
  • Conduct sampling events (surface water, groundwater, soil) in various site settings
  • Perform engineering calculations
  • Develop hydrologic and hydraulic models
  • 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 (usually in Southeast U.S.)
  • Work with a team of water resources engineers and environmental scientists
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license, work outdoors in various weather conditions

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S in civil/environmental engineering or equivalent; Master's degree is a plus
  • Engineer-in-Training certification preferred
  • Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics required
  • Experience in any of the following: stormwater management, any phase of civil design, project planning, drawing and specification development, calculations, report writing, wetland delineation, protected species, or stream restoration
  • Experience with HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and SWMM model suites desired, but not required
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using AutoCAD is preferred
  • Experience using ArcGIS is a plus
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills
  • OSHA 40 certification is a plus
  • 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 (MVR) policy