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WSP USA Early Career Civil Engineer in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is seeking an Early Career Civil Engineer for our Central New England Operations working out of our Chelmsford, MA office. The work will involve engineering design, preparing feasibility studies, and construction support completed under the guidance of senior staff. WSP’s New England Operations is a multi-disciplinary science/engineering team of 250+ staff that offers the opportunity to work on technically challenging projects for a wide range of clients throughout the US.

Take part in providing local technical assistance for the design, development, and construction of renewable energy projects in the public and private sector. Tasks may include basic assistance with the research, design, concept development, and construction of solar arrays. Generate accurate and concise documentation regarding assigned project.

Your Impact

  • This position offers the opportunity to work with a large and diverse team of design engineers to address complex engineering challenges executing the following roles/responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering tasks related to drainage and stormwater, and site civil to support solar development projects;

  • Prepare reports and coordinate support activities, including plan production and drafting report text or comment responses;

  • Prepare permit applications;

  • Prepare construction level drawings in AutoCAD under the supervision of senior engineers;

  • Independently complete specific smaller assignments with minimal supervision and coordinate with other staff;

  • Work collaboratively with other engineers and scientists on projects;

  • 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;

  • Perform construction oversight;

  • Conduct construction closeout activities including final inspections, completion of punch lists, record drawings, and contract closeout;

  • Overtime required, as needed.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering

  • 0-1 years of engineering/consulting experience with a focus on civil site design

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills and organizational abilities

  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites

  • Anticipated travel expected to be less than 10% overnight travel; however, extended travel up to two weeks is possible

  • Adaptability and willingness to adjust to client needs

  • Must pass physical, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Civil Engineering

  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification

  • Familiarity with discipline-specific design software (i.e., AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, HydroCAD).


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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile 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?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. 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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.