Aug 14, 2020

Transit Planning Project Manager

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • Houston, TX, USA

Job Description

WSP is excited to be offering positions with our Planning and Environmental Team, which specializes in corridor studies, alternatives analysis, transportation policy, land use planning, NEPA analysis and new mobility projects across the nation. Specifically, we are looking for leadership with a background in transit planning to support current projects and grow our market share for the future. Collaborate with and become among the nation’s best in the delivery and management of transit planning projects, helping create solutions that meet our clients’ objectives and solve their challenges.  Become immediately involved on some of the biggest and most exciting transit planning projects currently underway in our nation’s biggest transit project markets.   At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!   WSP is currently initiating a search for a Transit Planning Project Manager for our Houston, Texas area.  This position reports to the Manager of the Texas Planning and Environmental Team, within WSP’s National Planning and Environmental Planning Practice.  The selected individual will be responsible for providing Full Time managerial, engineering and technical expertise for WSP's transit planning practice.   Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as a technical expert and task manager on transit planning projects, NEPA studies, corridor studies, alternative analyses, transportation policy, land use planning, access planning, and new mobility assignments
  • Provide Project Management on transit planning projects, including contract negotiation and managing to a scope, schedule, and budget
  • Aid local offices pursuing or delivering transit planning projects with technical expertise, including opportunities to travel
  • Demonstrate your skills to the industry through conference presentations and paper publication
  • Assist in growing the business by writing marketing proposals and providing other business development support
  • Management of technical staff
  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. Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • AICP Certification preferred
  • 15 years’ experience in transit planning projects
  • Deep understanding of FRA/FTA processes
  • Established relationships with transit agency officials in Houston area and more broadly within Texas
  • History of successful project and task management
  • Ability to manage multidiscipline teams of both in house and subconsultant staff
  • An ability to work independently on projects and giving direction to support staff.
  • Demonstrated organizational and communications skills.
  • A strong desire to learn, take on challenging projects, and think outside the box to solve unique problems

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.   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?    WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) 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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