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Water Resources Engineer

Water Resources Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Civil
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a 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 or higher in Civil/ Environmental Engineering and 3+ years of related 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
  • 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 required
  • 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

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises 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, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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