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WSP USA National Track Director in Boston, Massachusetts

National Track Director

Req ID 2401

National Track Director

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

Provides leadership within a sector of organization to ensure transit and rail engineering subject matter, technical deliverables, infrastructure projects and programs are delivered with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry and company standards for design, safety, and functionality.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time National Track Director for our Boston, MA office or any WSP office in the East coast.

Your Impact

  • Work with the National Transit and Rail systems leadership team, Area and Regional Executives for operations and business development, the Transit and Rail Market Leader, and the Regional and Area Business Development leads on identification, development and execution of sales leads, proposals, and strategies

  • Formulate and execute business development and client capture strategies, including general marketing efforts and specific opportunity pursuits complete with identification and required staff resources to win and effectively deliver projects

  • Lead the proposal development process including team formulation, Statement of Qualifications, Technical Proposals and Presentations

  • Enhance means and methods for delivering Technical Excellence through all engineering initiatives

  • Collaborate with WSP's Global Rail Network to share international lessons learned

  • Recruit personnel and expand the depth and breadth of WSP's technical specialists

  • Deliver work and conduct technical reviews of current initiatives

  • Collaborate with the Transit & Rail systems engineering practice leads across the country

  • Present at conferences and participate in workshops to strengthen existing client relationships and establish new relationships; obtain an understanding of emerging state-of- the-art technologies and market drivers

  • Manage and/or participate in seller/doer roles in engineering projects

  • Maintain a high regional and national profile

  • 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 Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • 12+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering, prior transit and rail experience, and infrastructure design.

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

  • Strong working knowledge of FRA, FTA, CPUC, AREMA, and other rail regulatory standards and procedures, codes, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements, and the business impact upon the organization.

  • Advanced proficiency with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

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

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

  • Tactical 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, regulators, and company-wide staff, including those with whom no formal hierarchical relationship exits.

  • Advanced proficiency with office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, OpenRail), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

  • Strong experience in managing the review and approval of documents and discipline-specific deliverables, certifications, processes, and plans in a multi-project environment is highly desirable.


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: 12+ years

  • Travel Required: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston, US-MA-Somerville, US-MD-Baltimore, US-NJ-Lawrenceville, US-NY-New York, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-Remote

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.

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.