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Restoration Landscape Technician
Req ID 11920
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Restoration Landscape Technician


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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is seeking Restoration Landscape Technician to join our in-house Habitat Restoration Team for our San Diego, CA office. Our Team tackles a wide variety of projects that involve the restoration of various types of habitats. Our technicians are trained, overseen, and work in the field side-by-side with restoration ecologists and biologists, in the physical implementation of habitat restoration. Restoration Landscape Technicians are the, on the ground, hands-on, workforce, that actively transform highly disturbed areas into functional native habitat for various sensitive plant and animal species. The ideal candidate will have the interest and capacity to perform labor in various habitats daily. Candidates should be ready and willing to expand their knowledge of native and sensitive plant and animal species, in order to support our various projects and project needs. Our work is largely based in San Diego County, from coast to inland desert, from North County to Otay Mesa, with some work ranging up to the Bay Area, and southern Nevada and Arizona. There is a potential for short-term travel for work..

Your Impact

  • Assist with site preparation, including earthwork such as shoveling, raking, and installation of erosion control devices
  • Assist in the installation and removal of temporary irrigation systems
  • Facilitate landscaping by hand planting container plants, distributing seed, and providing weed control
  • Use hand and power tools for weeding and restoration work tasks
  • Operate weeding equipment (weed whippers, etc.)
  • Pesticide application
  • Loading and unloading of restoration materials
  • Possess the knowledge or be willing to learn to identify native plants and invasive weeds
  • Follow instruction from supervisors to perform manual labor tasks

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 0 to 2 years of relevant experience with landscaping, manual labor, power tool use, and medium to heavy equipment use
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States
  • Ability to obtain access credentials to federal military installations (i.e., no disqualifying record)
  • Must have no prior felony convictions
  • Must be able to pass a physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator / Fit for Duty Exam / Medical Exam
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (stoop, stand, bend, and walk for long periods of time, lift heavy loads of up to 40 pounds consistently, etc.) and work on uneven and/or difficult terrain in various weather conditions
  • Familiarity with power tools and machinery is desired, but not required
  • Ability or willingness (Able or willing) to learn to recognize common non-native invasive plant species (weeds) and distinguish them from native plants
  • Possession of a Qualified Applicators License or Certificate is highly desired, but not required
  • Ability to work a varied schedule (some Saturdays included), in varied weather conditions
  • Good communications skills
    Ability to work as part of a team

Compensation and Benefits: 
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. 

Expected Hourly Wage: $20.00-$25.00 per hour.

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


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: 10%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: SAN DIEGO - SKY PARK CT
  • All locations: US-CA-San Diego

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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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.

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