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WSP is currently initiating a search for Vice President - Structures in the Arlington, VA / DC area.
WSP, an award‑winning and innovative multi‑disciplinary engineering consulting firm, is looking for a Structural VP with extensive experience in structural steel & concrete design for building structures for their Arlington, VA office. WSP works closely with architects and owners from around the world on a variety of challenging engineering projects, with a focus on efficient and sustainable high performance designs.
Vice President – Building Structures Position Summary
The VP will work closely with the National Structural director on day-to-day operations of the Arlington, VA Structural office and additionally assist on the national initiatives.
In addition, the VP will be expected to lead the design on a steel and/or concrete projects and be expected to lead larger multi-discipline teams as well as participate in developing integrated engineering processes and procedures in collaboration with MEP Systems offices. Project experience should include active participation from the design phase through the final construction close-out. They will regularly meet with clients, organize in-house resources, develop project proposals and budgets, mentor junior staff, prepare technical reports/specifications. The VP will work with Office Managing Director with contributing to the overall business development of the office.
The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and present design information to our clients. Specifically, the VP will be responsible for building and maintaining a network of client relationships such that we receive RFP’s for new work and repeat business from those clients, and leads about other work. With the assistance of our marketing department, prepare responses to RFPs including preparation of technical fee proposals, preparation and delivery of interviews, development of marketing packages, etc. Participate in internal marketing meetings to coordinate business development activities with other offices and assist other offices as required in the pursuit of work.
15+ years’ experience in progressively responsible roles in a structural engineer firm.
A track record of successful management of steel and concrete projects with appropriate references
Dynamic personality and approach to business development
Demonstrates extensive knowledge and a strongly developed understanding of practice area, client’s businesses, competitors, and the industry at large
Maintains strong relationships with clients and external professional and industry groups
Extensive and successful business development experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven track record of team building and executive leadership
BS degree in Civil Engineering
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa. 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.
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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
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