manage projects and staff, direct and prepare landscape and habitat restoration construction drawings, details, and technical specifications; construction techniques and practices; conduct design support services in the form of study plan development, data collection, calculations, numerical modeling, and written design documentation, as well as similar analyses used for environmental compliance, resource management planning, and permitting. You will work on a variety of project types including river, floodplain and wetland restoration, habitat mitigation, climate adaptation/landscape resiliency projects and public recreation and access; manage tasks and projects, maintain client relationships, perform necessary scope, budget and schedule development and oversight as part of marketing and administering project work. You will oversee and coordinate the work of WRA staff and necessary subcontractors; lead and conduct field assessments, general geomorphic and stream channel characterization, topographic survey and similar measurements to support assessments and design, including installation and monitoring of field instruments; oversee and perform analyses using spreadsheet tools and numerical modeling software of parameters and criteria such as: watershed hydrology and peak flows, irrigation demand, water balance, hydraulics, erosion/sedimentation, sediment transport, streambank stability; review products and help ensure compliance with established AutoCAD, drafting standards, and file management procedures; produce and provide review of plans, profiles, and details for design drawings including grading, planting, irrigation, erosion and sediment control, and other types of plans and construction details; interact and work iteratively with restoration ecologists, biologists and other specialists regarding design guidelines and performance targets; oversee and review quantities, unit costs, cost estimates and technical specifications; create and review technical graphics and/or illustrative figures; write and review design reports including technical methods, assumptions, results, recommendations and limitations sections; provide implementation oversight and post-construction observation; and complete other duties as assigned.
You will be responsible for...
having competency to work independently with limited supervision by other civil engineers, landscape architects or other task and project managers, as well as guiding the performance of less experienced staff on project tasks. Your work will include collaboration with other mid-level and senior personnel to perform business development, marketing, and client management in addition to managing project delivery. The ideal candidate will have superior problem-solving skills, attention to detail, ability and flexibility to learn and adopt new professional skills, and a proven ability to effectively communicate with a range of technical, professional, and layperson audiences using various formats/venues.
Why should you join WRA?
WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, Petaluma, and San Diego. For nearly 40 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of botany, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, environmental and master planning, engineering, and landscape architecture. During the COVID-19 pandemic and while shelter-in-place mandates are required, employees are permitted to work remotely or from home. The position will be based in any California WRA office (San Rafael, Emeryville, Petaluma, or San Diego) with preference for candidates in Northern California.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience...
a minimum of five to eight years of professional experience, depending on licensure status;
a Bachelor’s or (preferably) a Master’s degree in civil or ecological engineering, or related water or earth sciences from an accredited university;
be a licensed as a professional Civil Engineer in California or Licensed as a Landscape Architect in California;
course work and/or practical experience in at least one of the following disciplines applicable to ecosystem restoration design and implementation is preferred: geology, fluvial or coastal geomorphology, hydrology, hydraulics, river mechanics, soils, sedimentation, forestry, aquatic or terrestrial biology, ecology, or similar discipline;
course work and/or practical experience in computer-aided design (CAD; AutoCAD) and numerical modeling (e.g., hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, water balance, hydrodynamics, erosion and sedimentation, channel and slope stability) is essential;
have proven success managing technical design tasks, analysis reporting, project management and client relations;
have course work and/or practical experience in at least one of the following techniques used in ecosystem restoration design and implementation is preferred: geographic information systems (GIS; ArcGIS), topographic survey, project and construction management, shallow well, surface water and related monitoring equipment and software, graphics (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite);
demonstrate proficiency in general professional office communication, time management, production, administrative and team productivity systems: AutoCAD; Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Project); G-Suite: Email, Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc;
demonstrate knowledge and willingness to learn and adopt various techniques, skills, to use company’s equipment, procedures, and accounting systems;
have the ability to apply knowledge to identify issues and internal issues; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills.
If interested in this role, please apply directly through our website at: https://wra-ca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/49
Telecommuting is allowed.
About WRA, Inc.
WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, Petaluma, and San Diego. For nearly 40 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of botany, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, environmental and master planning, engineering, and landscape architecture. During the COVID-19 pandemic and while shelter-in-place mandates are required, employees are permitted to work remotely or from home. The position will be based in any California WRA office (San Rafael, Emeryville, Petaluma, or San Diego) with a preference for candidates in Northern California.