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District Business Line Leader-Water at WSP USA

District Business Line Leader-Water

WSP USA Kansas City, MO Full-Time

District Business Line Leader-Water

Req ID 7192

District Business Line Leader-Water

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 USA is seeking a highly motivated District Business Line Leader for our growing Water practice throughout the Plains District. This is a high impact role, and the successful candidate will have significant influence in shaping the future of the Water practice across the nine states in the Plains District . The preferred location for this position is in either our Minneapolis or Kansas City office .

In this role, you will partner with key area and regional leaders and other stakeholders to champion the delivery of world-class water and wastewater services to consistently meet or exceed client and expectations. The Water Business Line Leader is accountable for providing leadership and skills necessary to drive growth and operating performance for the Water practice.

The ideal candidate will provide regional and multi-sector leadership to ensure water and wastewater engineering subject matter, technical deliverables, and programs are delivered with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards. You will be responsible for facilitating SME innovation and administration; ensuring compliance with all Local, State, and Federal environmental and safety regulations; and providing strategic and consistent direction to address current and future challenges in a large-scale and multi-faceted business organization.

Your Impact

Responsible for the pursuit and development of business and the successful execution of work for current and potential infrastructure work within a geography specifically for the large projects within the area.

Coordinate with District, Regional and National Business Line staff in the pursuit and delivery of critical infrastructure projects for key clients.

Develop and expand client base with a focus on providing high quality water and wastewater engineering services; including identifying additional business development opportunities and partnerships.

Provide proactive and strategic process and people leadership for the design, implementation, and administration of engineering disciplines project and program involvement within the organization.

Lead the most complex and largest scale water and wastewater engineering projects within the engineering discipline, ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring internal and external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance and profitability, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.

Lead technical aspects of contract negotiation, presentations, and meetings.

Drive the overall long-term strategy, growth, and pipeline development of water and wastewater Engineering work for WSP in assigned area of responsibility, with a focus on infrastructure opportunities in all disciplines (planning, design, and strategic consulting and program/construction management).

Accountable for the profitable performance of the individual projects and the successful completion of the projects within the specified area.

Develop high-level business contacts and a client base for providing high level water and wastewater engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities, and cross-selling of other WSP capabilities.

Drive compliance and accountability at all levels with applicable Federal, State, and Local environment laws, policies and regulatory requirements.

Oversee internal vision and mission for the engineering discipline, ensuring alignment with business operations strategy, and maintaining that certifications, accreditations, and client ratings are continuously improved.

Lead engineering discipline meetings and continuing educational opportunities for area of responsibility, providing updates and recommendations to staff that ensure all appropriate measures are taken to foster innovation, development, and quality project delivery within the discipline.

Serve as the engineering disciplines 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.

Provide senior leadership for proposals and project work scopes, pricing, budget, and performance metrics for the engineering discipline.

Interpret and summarize data, including reports and documents for complex projects and initiatives that result in sound engineering and regulatory conclusions.

Provide discipline leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.

Provides performance guidance and leadership to assigned managers and staff.

Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.

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

Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Water and/or wastewater Engineering or closely related discipline.

15+ years of relevant post education experience in water and/or wastewater engineering.

Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

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

Strong working knowledge of relevant environmental laws, 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 thinking and strong analytical skills with attention to detail and prioritization of responsibilities in the 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 exist.

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

Advanced knowledge and proficiency with office automation/communication software, technology, math principles, predictive models, and tools used in the corporate environment.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Engineering.

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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: 40%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: MINNEAPOLIS - NICOLLET MALL

  • All locations: US-MN-Minneapolis, US-MO-Kansas City

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

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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