Water Resources, Agricultural, or Nutrient Management Senior Consultant


Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

ID: 5364

Location: Washington, DC

Practice/Dept: Ecological and Biological Sciences

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world.  We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally

We are currently seeking a Water Resources, Agricultural, or Nutrient Management Senior Consultant for our Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice (preferred position in our Washington DC office; but alternatively in our Bellevue, Maynard or Pasadena offices). In this role you will work as part of a team to provide technical support on existing projects and business development efforts in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Practice.

You will be responsible for:

  • Strategic business development and client networking with the aim to grow a broad range of science and engineering technical services globally in the agricultural and nutrient management
  • Understanding and interpreting water resources and land-use activities focusing on agricultural and nutrient management, including government regulations, environmental monitoring, site infrastructure, and production processes
  • Assist and support the conducting of analyses and preparing regulatory documents and reports
  • Synthesizing technical information and applying creative and critical thinking to prepare and review reports and technical presentations
  • Developing and maintaining professional status by authoring peer-reviewed publications, and participation in technical conferences and activities of professional societies
  • Working cooperatively on projects with other members of the Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice and interdisciplinary groups from other Exponent practices as appropriate

You will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Water Resources, Agricultural Science or Engineering, or another related field
  • Professional Engineer (PE) for Senior Managing Engineer position
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience, with at least 4 years of direct consulting experience
  • Expert level knowledge of land-use activities, agricultural science, soil science, crop management, water resources including irrigation practices, pest management, and nutrient management
  • Working knowledge of farming practices
  • Strong understanding of scientific sampling methodologies and the state-of-science on a broad range of terrestrial, wildlife, soil, and water quality issues
  • Proven experience with data analysis and statistics
  • Proven experience managing tasks of moderate scope and complexity
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and tasks with competing deadlines, and communicate within multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability in written and oral communications
  • Strong commitment to personal development and the development of staff
  • Not required but any of the following experience would be a plus:
    • Understanding of federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to agriculture, water quality and related environmental sciences including ESA, NEPA, and Clean Water Act in the U.S. and similar laws and regulations in other countries
    • Experience in addressing proactive and litigation related projects

Please visit the following link to learn how Exponent and our staff are making an impact:  https://info.exponent.com/our-impact

We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of our firm.  Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at HR-Accommodations@exponent.com.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development