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WSP USA Project Director, Apparel (Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change) in Boston, Massachusetts

Project Director, Apparel (Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change)

Req ID 2587

Project Director, Apparel (Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change)

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 a Project Director (Apparel - Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change) for our San Francisco, CA office. The following locations will also be considered: San Diego, CA; Boulder, CO; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Arlington, VA; or other WSP USA office locations. Be involved in projects with our Climate Resiliency and Sustainability Team, and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The successful candidate will support a client–facing team in the design, management, and reporting of organizational sustainability programs. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility and capacity to work on a wide variety of projects and the demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional teams. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to produce high-quality work products.

Specific experience in apparel and retail sectors is required, particularly expertise in sustainable materials and products, supplier engagement, renewable energy procurement, supply chain GHG emissions quantification including interaction with Higg product and facility tools and/or public reporting via CDP Climate Change, RE100, the UN Fashion Charter, and others.

Your Impact

  • Developing and managing sustainability programs in addition to related strategies and policies.

  • Assessing and managing sustainability-related risk and opportunity across the value chain.

  • Producing sustainability communications aligned with leading frameworks (e.g., CDP, GRI, RE100, UN Fashion Charter.)

  • Designing sustainability performance targets and accompanying strategies and achievement plan.

  • Managing value chain and product life cycle inventories for energy, GHG, water, waste, and other resources.

  • Identifying and evaluating opportunities to achieve energy, GHG, and resource reductions across the value chain.

  • Managing multiple projects concurrently; coordinating delivery of services from multiple team members.

  • Leading business development activities with existing and prospective clients in apparel and other sectors. 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.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environment/Sustainability, Business, Energy, Engineering, Public Policy or a related discipline.

  • 7 - 10 years of professional experience in sustainability and/or management consulting.

  • Experience in apparel sustainability either from the brand or consulting perspective.

  • Expertise with sustainable materials and products, supplier engagement, and supply chain GHG emissions quantification including interaction with Higg product and facility tools.

  • Experience with sustainability frameworks including CDP, DJSI, GRI, the GHG Protocol, RE100, the UN Fashion Charter, etc.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate results and craft compelling presentations and reports via Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and related software.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects concurrently, and manage time efficiently.

  • Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.

  • Familiarity with renewable energy procurement, particularly in the supply chain.

  • Ability to develop and present analyses using programs including Microsoft Excel, Access, and Power BI.

Please include a cover letter with your submittal.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Compensation and Benefits:

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.

Expected Salary (Colorado): $76,400 - $155,900


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.

Additional Details

  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience

  • Minimum Years Experience: 7-10 years

  • Travel Required: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: SAN FRANCISCO - MARKET ST

  • All locations: US-CA-San Diego, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CO-Boulder, US-MA-Boston, US-NY-New York, US-OR-Portland, US-VA-Arlington


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.