• Sr. Highway Engineer - Project Manager

    WSP USA Austin, TX 78703

    Job #1836226824

  • Sr. Highway Engineer - Project Manager

    Req ID 1300

    Sr. Highway Engineer - Project Manager

    Who We Are

    At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That's why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

    This Opportunity

    WSP is currently initiating a search for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Civil Highway Engineer / Project Manager for our Texas team! This position can be located in either Austin or Dallas, Texas. The Senior Civil Highway Engineer / Project Manager should have experience in leading design of civil, highway, roadway geometric design, roadway plan production, drainage design and PD&E related design and/or traditional delivery and alternative delivery projects. This position will function as the lead engineer or project manager on major projects for the state DOT and other local agency / municipal clients. Responsibilities also include project management, leading pursuits, maintaining client relationships, staffing projects, design and QA/QC. This role will also be heavily involved in assisting in managing daily activities of the Civil/Highway group.

    Your Impact

    • Assist in leading and continue developing the Civil/Highway design team

    • Providing guidance and mentoring of staff and direct work assignments

    • Collaborating with management to determine long-range plans and objectives, including recommendations on project staffing,

    • Maintain positive client relationships to expand current business

    • Actively seek out and lead new opportunities by leveraging established local relationships and participate in pursuit proposals

    • Manage Projects and maintain schedule, budget, and profitability of assigned projects, overseeing preparation of plans, specifications, and proposals.

    • Lead project tasks for conceptual and preliminary engineering and final design activities, as well as development of construction plans, calculations and specifications.

    • Coordinate with other design disciplines such as structures, hydraulics, traffic, and utilities, etc.

    • Participate hands-on in the preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E)

    • Review, monitor and/or develop complex layouts, sketches, plans, specifications and estimates standards and guidelines, correspondence, and/or prepare reports

    • Participate in preparation of technical proposals and labor estimates.

    • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement through innovation, creative thinking and improved results

    • Establish and maintain cooperative and productive work relationships with all employees, clients and other stakeholders.

    • Other duties as assigned


    Who You Are

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline.

    • 10+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering and civil design.

    • Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

    • Highly proficient with civil engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.

    • Highly proficient with infrastructure design.

    • Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management; including project involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and reconstruction, new design, and construction projects.

    • Strong knowledge of relevant civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

    • Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

    • Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.

    • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

    • Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.

    • Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

    • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, InRoads, Geopak, GeoSlope, ANSYS, STADD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.

    • Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.

    • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

    • Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

    • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.

    • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in Engineering.

    • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.

    • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

    Additional Requirements

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit anaccommodation request (~~~) to WSP's Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - ~~~ .

    Additional Details

    • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience

    • Minimum Years Experience: 10+ years

    • Travel Required: 25%

    • Job Status: Regular

    • Employee Type: Full

    • Primary Location: DALLAS - N STEMMONS FRWY

    • All locations: US-TX-Austin, US-TX-Dallas

    About WSP USA

    WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, 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 buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 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 essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

    WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) 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.