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WSP USA Sr. Water Resources Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

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 currently initiating a search for a Sr. Water Resources Engineer for our Topeka, Kansas City, or Wichita, KS offices.

Our team has an excellent reputation of serving numerous clients in their water resource needs. You will be engaged in exciting projects, ranging from FEMA RiskMap (Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning) activities, flood mitigation studies, drainage studies and other similar water resources projects. Our professionals are networked across the WSP organization to collectively provide solutions to complex issues. The successful candidate will work closely with team members in an established engineering consulting firm that includes friendly, hard-working and collaborative professionals. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist with management of tasks and review of project work. We are dedicated to providing the environment to allow individuals to grow their career further, and we value the technical and professional contributions of our team members.

Your Impact

  • Will perform engineering calculations including hydrologic and hydraulic modelling tasks for a variety of water resources projects including dams, levee systems, stormwater systems and watershed & floodplain studies

  • Assist in the analysis and design of flood mitigation projects

  • Produce written and oral reports

  • Perform technical reviews of modeling and analysis

  • Mentor junior engineering staff

  • Collaborate and participate in technical discussions with team members

  • Will work under the guidance and mentorship of senior engineers

  • Will coordinate with GIS professionals

  • Will supervise technicians as needed

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Water Resources or closely related discipline.

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience in water resources engineering.

  • Engineer in Training Certification.

  • Geographical Information Systems experience such as ESRI ArcGIS, ArcPro, QGIS, etc.

  • Great technical writing skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

  • Experience managing small to mid-size projects.

  • Familiarity with FEMA RiskMAP products.

  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120).

  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training.

  • Engineering Software experience (any):

  • USACE HEC Programs (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, etc.), etc.

  • EPA-SWMM, etc.

  • 2-Dimentional Flow Modelling

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.