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Entry‐level Environmental Designer

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Entry‐level Environmental Designer
Wildlands Engineering

Wildlands Engineering is seeking individuals with a passion for environmental conservation and a desire to create a lasting impact to join our growing company. We are looking for an entry‐level environmental designer in our Raleigh, NC office. This position will support our project teams with design of complex ecosystem restoration projects, field assessments, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and stormwater management. The ideal candidate will have 0 to 5 years of water resources experience and should understand the ecologic and hydrologic processes important to ecosystem restoration, water quality, and stormwater management in the southeastern United States.

Company Information: Wildlands Engineering, Inc. was founded in 2007 and focuses on stream and wetland restoration, watershed planning and assessment, and water quality management. With offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Wildlands Engineering provides water resources engineering, ecosystem restoration, mitigation banking, and consulting services to an array of clients, including local and state government and conservation organizations. Our dedicated, motivated, and highly trained team is committed to a watershed and ecosystem approach to ecological restoration and water quality management, providing exceptional services to our clients in an uncompromisingly ethical, innovative, and time‐sensitive manner. At the heart of our company is building lasting and meaningful relationships within the communities we live and work in. As such, we partner with various local and national organizations to help shape and support the growth of STEM education in local and underserved communities.

Job Description

  • Prepare concept stream alignments and profiles, create construction plans and details, model FEMA floodplain elevations, design and model culverts, submit erosion control permits, and more using AutoCAD Civil3D and ArcGIS

  • Collaborate with Senior Designers and Project Managers to implement comprehensive stream and wetland restoration projects including assessment, design, modeling, construction plans, construction specifications, erosion control plans, and construction oversight.

  • Conduct field work with our engineers and scientists to assess and monitor our

  • Write technical reports to support assessment, design, and modeling

  • Prepare and troubleshoot hydraulic and hydrologic models to support design; software may include HEC‐RAS, HEC‐ HMS, and HY‐8.

• A four‐year degree in biological systems, civil, agricultural, or environmental engineering; biology, ecology, environmental science, geography, or other related field. Preferred coursework includes any of the following: water resources engineering, civil engineering, stream/wetland/ecological restoration, stormwater management, hydrology/hydraulics, soil science, biology, ecology, surveying, fluvial geomorphology, fluid mechanics/open channel flow, and sediment transport.
• Up to 5 years of water resources experience.
• Experience with design of ecosystem restoration projects and stormwater control measures.
• A general understanding of ecological processes relevant to riparian and wetland restoration in the southeastern United States.
• Experience with hydrologic and/or hydraulic modeling and understanding of open channel flow.
• Experience with ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D.
• Experience with the preparation of construction documents including construction plans, erosion control, bid estimates, technical specifications, and technical reporting.
• A graduate degree in a related field and/or professional licensure as an Engineering Intern is preferred.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office including Excel
• Ability to meet the physical demands needed to complete various field assignments
• Must have valid driver’s license
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
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