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Early Career Civil Engineer

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Sustainability
  • Morristown

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  • You need a bachelor's degree in engineering, research skills, familiarity with environmental laws, strong communication, self-leadership, technical writing proficiency, safety mindset, and flexibility for travel and project-specific requirements. Additional certifications and software knowledge are preferred.
  • You will collect and analyze environmental data, maintain quality control standards, assist in environmental engineering tasks, document findings, comply with safety guidelines, and undergo training as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Civil, Sanitary, Chemical, Industrial, Agricultural, or Public Health Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • Excellent research skills with analytical mindset.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products.
  • Familiarity with relevant environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Familiarity with discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, InRoads, Geopak, GeoSlope, ANSYS, STADD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS).
  • Prior internship related to the degree of study and the specific engineering discipline.
  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.


  • Under general supervision, collect and compile environmental data from samples of air, soil, water, sludge, and other matrices for engineering analysis.
  • Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements.
  • Assist with performing basic professional environmental engineering work relating to air emission sources, hazardous or solid waste facilities, water supply facilities, industrial and agricultural facilities, pollution sources, existing site conditions, water resource, and underground storage tanks.
  • Assist with verifying the characteristics of a site, providing entry-level technical assistance on various environmental issues.
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and field/work site notebook.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, the maintenance of sample collection, location data, statistical documentation, and logbooks.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.


What are the primary responsibilities of an Early Career Environmental Engineer at WSP?

The primary responsibilities include providing technical assistance for the development of processes and infrastructure related to water supply, waste disposal, pollution control, and environmental preservation. Generating accurate documentation and ensuring quality standards are met or exceeded are also key responsibilities.

Where is this position located?

This position is located in either Morristown, NJ or Newark, NJ.

What level of experience is required for this position?

This position is suitable for early career civil engineers with a focus on environmental engineering.

What are the key skills and qualifications needed for this role?

Key skills and qualifications include knowledge in water supply, waste disposal, pollution control, and environmental preservation processes, as well as the ability to generate accurate documentation and adhere to quality standards.

Are there opportunities for growth and development in this role?

Yes, there are opportunities for growth and development as an Early Career Environmental Engineer at WSP. This includes further training, project responsibilities, and potential advancement within the company.

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