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WSP USA Mobility Technology Practice Leader in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

Join a growing organization to provide innovative and leading-edge solutions to our clients within the U.S. WSP is currently searching for a Mobility Technology Practice Leader In our National Tolling and Transportation Operations National Business Line . This position can sit out of any mutually agreed WSP USA office. Be involved with a dedicated team that builds upon WSP’s storied history supporting public and private clients across the globe in the transportation sector. Our experts are focused on leveraging both proven and emerging technology to provide end-to-end services for federal, state and local clients including concept development, planning, specification development, engineering, integration, and evaluation. In addition, we also conduct robust research activities, such as supporting projects for USDOT, AASHTO, TRB/NCHRP, and FHWA pooled fund studies.

This position reports to our National ITS Lead and Transportation Operations Director with the flexibility to support all areas within our broader Tolling and Transportation Operations National Business Line, including Intelligent Transportation Systems, Road Usage Charging, Managed Lanes, Tolling / Congestion Pricing, Connected & Automated Vehicle, and other mobility technology applications. We also work closely with local offices and collaborate with staff across the country - as well as support our international teams focused on the same subject matter areas. If you like a diverse portfolio of project opportunities, this is the group to be a part of!

As our successful transportation operations director, you will demonstrate capabilities in

  • Building and sustaining exceptional Client Relationships,

  • Providing best-in-class Subject Matter Expertise,

  • Managing complex Project Delivery, and

  • Executing Winning Pursuits toward a sustained pipeline of mobility technology related projects.

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 positively contribute to safe and efficient transportation solutions globally. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach - and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Your Impact

  • Serve as project manager, deputy project manager, or technical task lead for projects, focusing on the analysis and authorship of planning, policy analysis, funding strategies, system requirements, concept of operations, strategic communications, and risk analysis and management of TSMO and other mobility technology projects.

  • Support innovative mobility technology research, planning, and deployment projects throughout the United States, in particular the many different USDOT, NCHRP, and pooled fund Study projects that are pushing the leading edge of concepts such as TSMO emerging topics and technologies, next generation traffic management systems, or the application of artificial intelligence for transportation management.

  • Support national business line development activities for mobility technology, including the identification of project leads with prospective clients and developing a pre-positioning plan to enhance the likelihood of WSP success in landing the project.

  • Support national and local office business development and project delivery activities, with attention to maintaining WSP’s leadership in innovation and quality.

  • Serve as an WSP representative/liaison to a variety of external entities including Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Clients, Subcontractors, industry-related groups, and various government and community entities

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs

  • Represent the firm in the market through involvement in client and industry events and associations to promote intelligence gathering and pipeline development

  • Develop promotional and proposal material development.

  • Develop new business leads, including the identification of project leads with prospective clients and developing a pre-positioning plan to enhance the likelihood of WSP success in landing the project.

  • Develop strategic alliances and project partners to secure new work.

  • Lead strategic project pursuits.

  • Participate in negotiations to secure contract awards.

  • Anticipate medium and long-term client needs, industry dynamics, and changing market conditions, with strategic and action plans to address these.

  • Partner who solicits, assesses, and adopts creative ideas from other participants

  • Show enthusiastic and inspiring commitment to the company and the requirements of the role

  • Manage and lead through others

  • Includes the view of others in decisions, comfortable with group decision-making

  • Adapt quickly to changing priorities and conditions and cope effectively with complexity and change

  • Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best.

  • Communicate ideas clearly in remote teams

WSP strongly believes that we demonstrate value for our clients through active participation and leadership in project delivery. Our seller-doer philosophy carries forward into your typical week, where you can anticipate roughly:

  • 75% of your time working on projects for our clients. Project work would include activities such as project and task management, leading research and analysis, authoring various technical memoranda and reports, and conducting workshops with clients to lead to decisions and actions.

  • 15% on active pursuits and business development to clients. Activities would include strategizing new opportunities, identifying leads, pre-positioning with potential clients, co-authoring proposal responses, and leading interviews for new projects.

  • 10% representing your subject matter expertise internally and externally to the industry. Activities include conducting lunch and learn opportunities, authoring white papers and other thought pieces, representing WSP at key industry events and associations, and leading high-profile presentations.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in business, civil/transportation engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, math, transportation planning, public policy, or related field.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the transportation industry.

  • Evidence of leadership qualities and ability to network with clients and others in the field.

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize problems, think creatively, work independently, and deliver high quality work with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and quantitative skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to present both technical and policy results and recommendations.

  • Active engagement in relevant industry organizations.

  • Organized, self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial spirit

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

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

  • Immediate ability to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • Essential professional licensure/certification.

  • Strong experience in managing the review and approval of documents and discipline-specific deliverables, certifications, processes, and plans in a multi-project environment is highly desirable.

  • Past project management experience and successes with analyzing, developing, and/or deploying mobility technology, TSMO, and/or ITS programs for state and federal departments of transportation.

  • Recognized for technical excellence and thought leadership in mobility technology, TSMO, ITS, and emerging transportation technologies.

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WSP Benefits

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.

Compensation

Expected Salary (all locations): $150,000 - $220,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.

Expected Salary (Colorado only): $160,000-$200,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position within the state of Colorado, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.

About WSP

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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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