Climate Resiliency Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Reading | US-MA-Foxborough | US-MA-Worcester | US-NH-Manchester | US-NH-Portsmouth | US-SC-Greenville | US-SC-Charleston | US-FL-Fort Myers | US-SC-Columbia | US-FL-Jacksonville | US-VA-Richmond...
Posted Date 7 months ago(11/13/2023 11:19 AM)
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Weston & Sampson is seeking an experienced Climate Resiliency Specialist/Project Manager to join our Water Resources and Resiliency Group. In this role, you will work alongside other project managers, engineers, and other technical staff to foster the success of climate adaptation and resilience projects along the East Coast. You will drive the development of project and program scopes and budgets, interact, and work with clients, and identify opportunities to provide additional mitigation and resilience support to clients.


Weston & Sampson offers a broad range of climate and sustainability services, spanning from climate action planning, nature-based solutions and green infrastructure development, resilient building retrofits, ecological restoration, flood protection measures, climate science modeling and electrifying transport to improving climate resilience. We are looking for someone that is excited to be a part of our multidisciplinary team and help us create innovative solutions that will build a better future for people and the planet.



What you’ll do:

  • Support client development and business development activities, with a focus on local, state, and federal government clients
  • Manage projects and tasks in support of the development of climate resilience plans at a range of scales, from site specific adaptation projects to regional resiliency action plans.
  • Coordinate across technical teams to deliver a range of technical deliverables including risk and vulnerability assessments, solution development and evaluation, and implementation planning.
  • Support public outreach and engagement initiatives including experience with building partnerships, consensus building, and/or dispute resolution
  • Facilitate project team meetings and track progress and budgets
  • Participate in client and project development opportunities, identify client needs, and assist with proposals and marketing materials
  • Complete other research and writing tasks, as necessary, to support a wide range of mitigation and resilience planning tasks and overall plan development
  • Familiarity with best practices of climate resilience planning, including the use of flood hazard data and risk mitigation strategies for inland flooding, coastal flooding, and precipitation including working knowledge of federal hazard mitigation programs
  • Mentoring, coaching and team building


What you will bring:

  • 8-15 years of experience in climate resiliency 
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment across multiple technical teams and regions.
  • Experience with public speaking and ability to represent our company at public hearings, workshops, and seminars.
  • Ability to handle flexible workload, diverse project files, and working well with multiple staff members.
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geology, Climate Science, Environmental Studies, or related field
  • 8-15 years of professional experience with resiliency, planning, coastal management, engineering, or public engagement
  • MS in Planning, engineering, geology, climate science, environmental studies, or related fields can serve as substitute for 3 years’ experience
  • Prior experience with project, financial and client management as well as project and resource allocation scheduling and meeting facilitation



Weston & Sampson is an 100% employee-owned, full-service environmental and infrastructure consulting firm made up of more than 800 professionals, who work together to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions for our clients. Since our founding in 1899, Weston & Sampson’s mission has been to protect, improve, and sustain the natural and built environment to enhance the quality of life. As we grow, we are seeking dedicated technical and professional individuals who want to collaborate on meaningful projects with a team that respects and values their ideas. Weston & Sampson offers a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, industry-leading benefits, and exciting career growth opportunities—all in a supportive and dynamic corporate culture that embraces diverse perspectives and recognizes people for their contributions.


Weston & Sampson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace the rich perspectives and experiences that arise from people of different races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, gender identities, ages, socio-economic statuses, abilities, and religions, as well as other untapped groups, within our Weston & Sampson family and the communities we serve. Weston & Sampson is committed to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). Our goal is to foster a sense of belonging and equitable representation across our organization and to empower our employees to incorporate IDEA values into the work they perform.


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A Note to Third-Party Recruiters:

Weston & Sampson coordinates all recruiting and hiring at our company. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters, staffing agencies, or related firms. Resumes are only accepted if a signed agreement is in place.  All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Weston & Sampson. Weston & Sampson is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.





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