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Graduate Structural Engineer (Req ID 5809)


Graduate Structural Engineer (Req ID 5809)

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time Graduate Structural Engineer for our Richmond, VA office. The selected candidate will be involved in projects with our Transportation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients' objectives and solves their challenges. Completed coursework preferred:

• Structural Design Programs
• Concrete Design
• Steel Design

The Richmond Office provides transportation and infrastructure services to numerous agencies and private clients in Virginia and the surrounding areas. Our structural work includes design, review, and analysis of bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and other miscellaneous structures.  

This position is best suited for an engineer who is seeking an opportunity to work within a team-focused local office, with work assignments beyond the local office inside a well-organized, world-wide engineering firm. Career development, mentoring, and employee satisfaction is key within our local civil group and the firm. At WSP, we inspire the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives.

Your Impact

  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Complete bridge and structure designs, load ratings, and plan development.
  • Potential opportunity for participation on bridge inspections as needed.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 0 to 1 years of relevant post education experience
  • Excellent research skills with analytical mindset.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent graduate or May 2022 Graduate in an accredited Civil Engineering, or related, Undergraduate or Graduate program
  • Completed coursework preferred: Structural Design Programs, Concrete Design, Steel Design
  • The successful candidate will have 0-3 years of internship experience in Civil Engineering.
  • Experience using Revit, AutoCAD and/or Microstation software.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification or the ability to obtain EIT Certification within 6 months.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
Job Status: New Graduate
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: RICHMOND - BOULDERS PKWY - 503
All locations: US-VA-Richmond

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a 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.