Skills: Environmental Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Overview / Responsibilities
Wood is currently recruiting for a Junior Climate Resilience Professional, within our Environment & Infrastructure Solutions group, to champion the continuous growth of our climate resilience and sustainability markets. As a junior practitioner, you will be an integral part of our team and will actively participate supporting multi-disciplinary regional and national teams, supporting projects to assess the impacts of climate change on the built environment and the risks on infrastructure, public services and ultimately the community.
The closing date for online applications for this posting is Feb 11, 2022.
Please note this role can be located in any Wood office location across Canada or even remotely.
Starting your career at Wood
Our business is evolving at an incredible pace creating awesome career opportunities for those taking the first big step of their career journey. We constantly embrace change and never stand still; as a result, we are on the search for our next generation of brilliant employees.
At Wood your early career experience will be one of learning, discovery and development. You will drive your own career, get involved in the action from the word go, take on complex challenges and share innovative ways of working to enhance the performance of our customers. You will have the opportunity to make a real impact with an organization that truly cares about industry and societal challenges.
Wood is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and inclusive working environment. We recognize that each of us has many different diverse traits which shape our view of the world, our perspective and our approach.
- Support the delivery of resilience assessments for public and private clients
- Support complex resilience projects and proposals
- Support business development activities and growth of new climate services. Identify and support development of new opportunities, support preparation of technical and financial proposals, and take an active role in the development of new business with new and existing clients. Support client relationships that generate repeat business.
- Collaborate with all national business lines within Wood supporting climate resilience advisory services to other teams or on projects outside of the CRS team;
- Collaborate with climate mitigation experts, integrating low-carbon solutions to our resilience and sustainability offerings
- Contribute to research or thought leadership to advance a resilient and sustainable Canada.
- Contribute to Wood's sustainable infrastructure global mega-trend.
- Support research and identifying existing climate resilience and sustainability opportunities for on-going projects across all major sectors
- Serve as a member of the practice team to drive profitable growth of Wood's resilience and sustainability services across Canada and abroad.
- Support assessments of the vulnerabilities of various assets including infrastructure, facilities and buildings to climate change and detailed risk assessments through more detailed analyses. Experience with Climate Lens Assessments and PIEVC Protocol specific assessments will be an asset.
Skills / Qualifications
- Graduated from an advanced university program with a focus on climate change resilience
- Professional engineering license preferred, but not required.
- Willingness to travel for project work and business development opportunities
- You possess an appetite to learn and a willingness to jump in for on-the-job training.
- Strong research, analytical, data management and project management skills to accurately analyze and compile information used for reports and project development/planning.
- Ability to effectively communicate, to varied audiences in both oral and written English and ability to adjust content when appropriate.
- Ability to prioritize work demands and respond effectively to work assignments in a busy office environment.
- Aware of climate vulnerability assessment methodologies such as ISO 31000 and the PIEVC Protocol.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs
- Awareness of CDP reporting, SBTi and TCFD is considered an asset
Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from numerous technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We're a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that's critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.
Although current pandemic circumstances are limiting travel for the foreseeable future, a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle, will become a requirement as travel restrictions ease. Similarly, a valid Government of Canada passport and the ability to apply for Canadian federal security clearance will be required.
- Intellectually capable, demonstrates the application of theory in a practical context.
- Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken) with the ability to interact with a variety of levels in the organization including multi-discipline engineering and environmental teams.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate across the project, team and client interfaces.
- Experience supporting projects or making contributions to the assessment of climate risks to infrastructure using Engineers Canada's PIEVC Protocol.
- Problem solver that is curious in their approach with the capacity to grow and develop.
- Confidence to ask questions, seek help, make decisions and challenge the norm.
- Proactive self-starter that is driven to succeed with a positive attitude.
- Flexible, adaptable and open minded. Experience in proposal preparation.
- Independent worker with good self management prioritizing activities, and completing tasks to meet project targets, budgets and deliverables.
- Experience in writing technical reports.
- Experience in preparing and delivering presentations to different audiences (technical and non-technical; small and large groups; virtual and in-person).
- Bilingualism preferred, but not required
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com
Diversity Statement (EEO)
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.
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.