Company: Wood
Skills: Civil Engineering, Software Specialist
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood's Water Tech team is seeking a skilled programmer with a civil engineering, environmental, or GIS background for a variety of projects in the water resources domain. Write code to help federal, state, and local clients tackle real-world environment & infrastructure issues like climate change resiliency and flood risk.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop core software libraries and key applications used by civil engineers and GIS analysts. Collaborate with engineers and analysts to build applications and workflows.
  • Build and deploy GIS-centric web applications to cloud environments.
  • Document software libraries and end-user products.
  • Test applications and implement bug fixes.
  • Analyze GIS data, create visualizations, and prepare technical memos and reports.

Growth Possibilities:

Wood is a large global company, so there are lots of opportunities to grow and expand across different areas of the business. The company is seeking to expand its capabilities at the intersection of civil infrastructure and technology.

Skills / Qualifications

Required:
  • Background in civil engineering, environmental science, GIS, or related field.
  • 2+ years Python programming experience, incl. experience with the Python data science ecosystem (Jupyter, Anaconda, NumPy, Pandas, Xarray, Dask, etc.)
  • Experience with major open-source GIS libraries and tools (GDAL/OGR, Rasterio, Shapely, Fiona).
  • Familiarity with common desktop GIS environments (QGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcPy).
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills.
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to continuously learn new technologies and techniques.
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

Preferred:
  • S. or Ph.D. in civil engineering, environmental science, GIS, or related field.
  • Background in water resources engineering, hydrology, and hydraulics, esp. modeling experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMM, etc. 2D hydraulics modeling experience a plus.
  • Additional software development experience, e.g.:
    • Experience developing web applications or APIs with Python (Django, Flask, FastAPI, or similar)
    • Relational database experience esp. PostgreSQL, PostGIS
    • Experience with frontend web development (JavaScript, HTML/CSS, frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
    • Experience with web mapping libraries (Leaflet, MapboxGL, Maplibre, etc.)
    • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud

Location: Chantilly, Virginia; Bluebell, Pennsylvania; Remote with a focus on the US East Region

Company Overview

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

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.