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Project Manager / Lead Roadway Engineer at WSP USA

Project Manager / Lead Roadway Engineer

WSP USA Herndon, VA (On Site) Full-Time

Project Manager / Lead Roadway Engineer

Req ID 10714

Project Manager / Lead Roadway Engineer

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. Were 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 searching for a Project Manager/Lead Roadway Engineer to supplement our Herndon, VA Civil Transportation staff. The successful candidate should have experience in project/task management and leading civil/roadway design and plans production for traditional delivery and/or alternative delivery projects. This candidate will function as a project or task manager and/or lead engineer on projects for FHWA Eastern Federal Lands, VDOT, Fairfax/Loudoun/Prince William/Arlington Counties, and other local agency/municipal clients. This is a great opportunity to move into a high-profile role with advancement opportunities! Be involved in projects with our Capital District Transportation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

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

  • Manage projects and maintain quality, 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.

  • Provide guidance and mentoring of staff and direct work assignments.

  • Maintain positive client relationships to expand current business.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.

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

  • Virginia Professional Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

  • Understanding and familiarity with AASHTO and VDOT Design Guidelines and Standards

  • Proficiency in MicroStation and Geopak SS4/OpenRoads/OpenRoads Designer roadway design software; familiarity with VDOT CADD/design software setup and standards; familiarity with AutoCAD and Autodesk Civil3D.

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

  • Experience with infrastructure design, including 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 developing technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

  • 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 lead teams, and persuasively and tactfully interact with clients, review agencies, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.

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

  • Proficient with technical writing, office automation, spreadsheets and other design 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 WSPs health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Flexible to meet 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.

  • Able to work in a hybrid office environment, with 2-3 days in the office and the remaining days remote (no upper limit on in-office days, so able to work more than 2-3 days in the office if desired).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Alternative Delivery projects (design-build, P3, CM/GC) is highly desirable.

  • Experience as design lead or managing VDOT, FHWA Eastern Federal Lands, National Park Service, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County and/or Prince William County projects.

  • Working knowledge of design standards and specifications for some or all of the following potential clients: VDOT, FHWA Eastern Federal Lands, National Park Service, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County and/or Prince William County.

  • Familiarity with MS Project, Primavera or similar scheduling software.

  • Affiliation and/or leadership positions with professional societies.


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: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full


  • All locations: US-VA-Herndon

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 employees 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.

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