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WSP USA Senior Vice President - Property & Buildings in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Vice President - Property & Buildings for our Boston, MA office. The following locations will also be considered: Portland, ME; Glastonbury/Hartford, CT. Be involved in projects with our New England Property and Buildings Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients’ objectives and solves their challenges.

Provides leadership in WSP’s Property and Buildings business as a Senior Vice President for the New England market, in collaboration with other business lines in the district and region including: Transportation, Environmental, Energy, Water, Planning, and Climate, Resiliency and Sustainability, as well as working with our partners in Operations and the Marketing team. This role is focused on cultivating business with our clients across the district, focusing on New England with an emphasis on growth. The ideal candidate can position themselves as the premier provider of MEP systems and structural engineering on teams developing the premiere commercial, multifamily, healthcare, science & technology, higher education, and specialty development projects throughout the region. This role partners with the District Business Line Leader to advance WSP’s Property and Buildings practice throughout the region.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the office through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” which brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

Key performance indicators include Revenue, Funding (project wins), EBITDA, Organic Growth, DSO, and Utilization.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Externally focused on business development, client outreach and pursuit management.

  • Develops relationships with clients and identifying and managing a pipeline of opportunities.

  • Develops and leads strategy in New England and the surrounding area, the sky is the limit.

  • Develops, reviews and approves proposals, projects and contracts.

  • Leads and delivers projects as required.

  • Develops, coaches, trains and values our people.

  • Develops strategic plans and proposal budgets. Identifies key investments needed to grow the Property and Buildings practice in the local area.

  • Responsible for overseeing the implementation of process changes

  • Funnels information and communicates with the Marketing Team and Operations Team.

  • Oversees pricing development, risk analysis, and go/no go process as appropriate during proposal and scoping phases

  • Supports month end financial close and review meetings.

  • Resources projects, and coordinates with other offices and business lines for intercompany work.

  • 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.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to build long-term, meaningful relationships with clients. Ability to translate complicated technical information into sales messages.

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, and craft approaches to challenging problems.

  • Technical or A/E/C sales background required.

  • Collaboration and a partnering approach.

  • Excellent leadership and development skills.

  • Ability to influence and gain buy-in from clients and our team.

  • Demonstrated Change Management skills and experience.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • 15+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering, mechanical, and infrastructure design in the A/E/C industry.

  • Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

  • Advanced proficiency with mechanical engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, standard of care, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.

  • Extensive advanced proficiency with building and infrastructure design.

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant mechanical engineering and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements, and the business impact upon the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability with establishing, implementing, and managing multiple larger-scale discipline-related programs, documents, projects, and practices for a line(s) of business.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to manage staff, and effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Strategic lateral thinking and strong analytical skills with attention to detail and prioritization of responsibilities in a pressure work environment.

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, and company-wide staff, including those with whom no formal hierarchical relationship exits.

  • Strong ability to quickly adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility to a variety of schedules and hours to meet business needs.

  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with office automation, load calculations, discipline-specific design software, technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools used in the corporate environment.

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

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


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.

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.


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.