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WSP USA Transmission Lines Design Engineer- Civil in Boston, Massachusetts

Transmission Lines Design Engineer- Civil

Req ID 11903

Transmission Lines Design Engineer- Civil

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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. 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 Transmission Lines Design Engineer- Civil for our Newark, New Jersey office. The following locations will also be considered: Exton, PA, Lawrenceville, NJ, Boston, MA and Rochester, NY. Be involved in projects with our Energy Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Provides support to technical staff, engineers, and project managers for remediation, permitting, improvement, and construction of infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector. Tasks may include basic assistance with the research, design, concept development, and construction of roads, buildings, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply systems, and sewage treatment. Generates accurate and concise reports and documentation regarding assigned material, installations, and construction specifications. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, and functionality.

Your Impact

  • Perform engineering duties from conceptual stages of projects through construction.

  • Structural analysis, foundation design, wire sag and tension analysis, development of design criteria and specifications for transmission line design.

  • Civil site design including earthwork, stabilization, station layouts, etc.

  • Procurement of materials, project cost estimating, and quality control reviews.

  • Work with drafting department to prepare drawings and specifications for various deliverables.

  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients, material vendors, sub-contractors, etc.

  • Travel for project site visits and field reviews.

  • Actively engages and supports business development initiatives in the transmission line market.

  • Assist with verifying the characteristics of a site and providing technical assistance on various engineering, design, and construction issues.

  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.

  • Assist with work plan preparation and coordination of field/site work and permitting.

  • 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 Civil Engineering or related discipline from an ABET accredited engineering program

  • 1+ years of transmission line design experience, 69kV to 500kV.

  • HVDC or underground cable transmission design experience is a plus.

  • Exposure to Substation civil design is a plus

  • Solid working knowledge of the PLS-CADD suite of design software tools

  • Proficiency with any of the following programs: LPILE, MFAD, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation

  • Familiarity with design codes and standards: NESC, IEC, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, IBC, ASCE

  • Proficiency in writing and providing support documentation for engineering calculations

  • Experienced user MS Office applications

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • The selected candidate must undergo pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

  • Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

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

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineer in Training Certification, with plans to become licensed in near future

  • Prior design experience.

  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.

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: $61,700 - $108,200

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and 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, or federal law.


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

  • Travel Required: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: NEWARK - GATEWAY CTR

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston, US-NJ-Lawrenceville, US-NJ-Newark, US-NY-Rochester, US-PA-Exton

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, agile and hybrid 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.