Early Career Coastal or Ocean Engineer (23205)

Date Posted: 11/22/23 Job Description:

We have an excellent opportunity for an early career Coastal or Ocean Engineer in our Warwick, RI office to support projects focusing on innovative techniques to improve coastal resilience and address impacts associated with climate change.

What you will do:

The early career Coastal or Ocean Engineer will focus on working with large groups of stakeholders to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor projects for a variety of locations across the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, that involve nature-based, hybrid, and other innovative techniques.

Specific duties include:

  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team and driving the design component of projects.
  • Being a driver on projects that include habitat restoration and enhancement, infrastructure resilience, carbon sequestration, climate adaptation, and Department of Defense mission resilience with other environmental and social co-benefits.
  • Participating in a wide variety of projects including stream/wetland restoration and environmental site remediation.

What we provide:

EA prides itself on servant leadership, career development for staff in all areas, and maintaining work-life balance including flexible schedules.  We have a tremendous base of positive client relationships. This has resulted in a stable backlog of projects and opportunities for growth.   We also offer a fantastic benefits package!

What you will need:

  • BS/BA degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program (coastal or ocean engineering preferred; civil, environmental, biological, or other related engineering degree considered).
  • Completed coursework in coastal and ocean engineering.
  • Intention to complete and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and eventually the Professional Engineering Exam is required.
  • Solid understanding of and experience with the engineering design process for shoreline protection projects.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil3D, ArcGIS, Python, and other programs and models preferred.
  • Desire to become a leading technical resource for project work.
  • Willing to travel for fieldwork for more than two weeks at a time.


What We Offer

  • 401k with Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Competitive Salary
  • Low deductible health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Generous paid-time-off policy
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee wellness program

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is a 100% employee owned, public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients.

Why Join EA?

At EA, our core values are openness, balance, and challenge and we strive to improve the quality of the environment in which we live, one project at a time. Our professional, team-centric culture promotes collaboration and flexibility and allows employees to guide their own career development path. To that end, we provide training and coaching to support ongoing development for our project managers and consulting engineers.

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with EA and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at hrrecruitment@eaest.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Location: Warwick,RI Employment Type: 40hr FT


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