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Job Description

Job available in these locations:

San Diego, CA, United StatesBoston, MA, United StatesCosta Mesa, CA, United StatesManchester, NH, United StatesOakland, CA, United StatesPortland, ME, United StatesSan Jose, CA, United StatesWalnut Creek, CA, United StatesNew York City, NY, United StatesSeattle, WA, United StatesPortland, OR, United StatesJunior Resilience Consultant - National

At Haley & Aldrich, we pride ourselves on our small-company culture, with big-company opportunities. Our staff appreciate that project diversity and flexible environment. Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Bring your expertise, industry knowledge, and leadership to Haley & Aldrich – we’ll give you the flexibility and support to chart your own career path and explore the areas you’re passionate about. We are looking to add new talent to our expanding in-house resilience team!  We are currently seeking a Resilience Consultant to work in a technical support role with highly skilled professionals on diverse project teams in a dynamic environment. This position would support existing and upcoming resilience projects for large corporate clients, developers, and public agency clients and include infrastructure resilience planning, emergency transportation planning, disaster response planning, building, infrastructure, and campus multi-hazard and vulnerability assessments, climate adaptation and resilience planning, development and design. Work currently is focused on seismic resilience on the west coast and climate resilience nationally. Our various projects are at the forefront of this developing market, and we often develop scope and grant applications with clients to meet their resilience needs.  Project needs are varied. The majority of current work is centered out of our Portland, Oregon office but is supported nationally.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will:

  • Provide technical support to our multidisciplinary teams consisting of planners, scientists, and engineers among others on projects that include seismic hazards, coastal studies, hydrology and hydraulics, flood risk management, and coastal restoration on a range of technical deliverables including risk and vulnerability assessments, solution development and evaluation, and implementation planning.
  • Gather and analyze data, including relevant climate change data to support the development of technical deliverables.
  • Provide other research and writing tasks as necessary to support a wide range of adaptation and resilience planning tasks and overall plan development.
  • Assist with the development of clear and coherent reports, plans and other tasks in support of development of climate adaption and resilience plans at a range of scales, from facility-level risk mitigation projects to regional resiliency action plans and national portfolio planning.
  • Support public outreach and engagement initiatives using a range of techniques to promote equity and inclusivity, such as structured interviews, surveying, presentations, facilitations and workshops.
  • Execute task management including organizing project team meetings, completing technical analysis and writing tasks, and managing task schedule requirements.


  •  Must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in resilience studies, environmental policy and planning, geotechnical, civil or environmental engineering, geology, oceanography, or environmental science.
  • Must have 3+ years of experience developing climate risk assessments and adaptation plans.
  •  Essential skills include critical thinking, complex problem-solving, judgment and decision-making, oral and written communication, systems analysis, and active listening.
  • Experience in ESRI ArcGIS with capability to develop maps, collect data, and conduct analyses is preferred. Experience using StoryMaps or developing web-based plans desirable. 
  •  Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and written) technical and scientific information to non-experts in a manner that is clear and compelling.
  • Current knowledge of federal and state emergency management, climate, and resilience-related laws and regulations, as well as best practice adaptation standards and guidance.
  • Knowledge of state and federal resilience grant programs desirable.
  •  Ability to work with a team consisting of several technical disciplines.
  •  Strong computer literacy skills including proficiency in industry standard software.

About Haley & Aldrich

Haley & Aldrich, Inc. is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 900 engineers, scientists, and constructors in 35 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have had one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge. Visit & Aldrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, age, disability, veteran or any other legally protected status. We offer excellent career growth, a highly competitive total compensation plan and a solid benefits package that includes, medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA with company contribution; Short-Term/Long-Term Disability; 401(k) with match; generous vacation plan and paid time off according to grade level; 8 paid holidays; tuition reimbursement; long-term care; life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance; wellness & lifestyle reimbursement benefit; pet insurance; employee assistance program; legal plan; and Haley and Aldrich specific staff discounts. Interested candidates should apply online on our Careers page.In accordance with California, Washington and New York City Equal Pay Transparency laws, the salary range for this role in CA, WA and NYC is $75,000 -95,000#LI-JL1