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WSP USA Project/Construction Manager in Columbia, Maryland

This Opportunity

WSP USA is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate who will be responsible for leading and delivering Program & Construction Management Services, supporting Business Development efforts, and supporting the P3 practice. The Project/Construction Manager position will directly support the Senior Vice President, Program & Construction Management in growing the PMCM Practice in the Mid Atlantic, and will play lead roles in projects. . The candidate will lead, manage, and supervise assigned project and construction management activities. The position requires an effective team leader who works cooperatively to deliver projects and programs on time and on-budget, meeting the quality standards per the technical specifications and in accordance with quality, safety and security procedures. The Project/Construction Manager will be client and industry-facing and will build and maintain relationships with public and private sector clients, and teaming partners, and will represent the firm and the practice at industry events.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with the WSP Program and Construction Management group as a full-time Project Manager/Construction Manager for Transportation Projects and other asset types in the Mid Atlantic.

Your Impact

Job Duties:

  • Function as "right hand" for SVP PMCM in support of growing and managing the PMCM business in the Mid Atlantic

  • Identify new projects, lead project pursuits, support Business Development in conjunction with SVP

  • Support national P3 practice in conjunction with SVP, providing technical advisory to owners and project proponents

  • Represent public agency owners to provide project oversight, guidance and control during construction

  • Develop technical specifications and requirements and other components of bid packages.

  • Lead and oversee delivery of Construction Engineering & Inspection services

  • Lead and oversee QA/QC and IA/IV efforts on projects

  • Review contract solicitation packages and recommend construction proposals to be considered for award;

  • Coordinate work with all contractors and confirm that program deliverables conform with the technical specifications and respective contract provision;

  • Coordinate the timely processing of submittals, Requests for Information (RFI), potential change orders (PCOs), transmittals, and change orders;

  • Resolve and effectively communicate construction issues in a timely manner to maintain program on schedule and budget;

  • Review contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes. Escalate concerns to the Program Manager;

  • Provide technical and cost analysis support. Review requests for changes submitted by the construction contractors and make recommendations for acceptance;

  • Conduct Time and Schedule Impact Analysis

  • Review and recommend approval of contractor invoices;

  • Assist the Program Manager with the closeout of construction contracts;

  • Coordinate with the Program Manager Lessons Learned Report;

  • Conduct project site visits, safety and quality reviews

  • Work schedule varies according to job assignments and/or contractor schedules, and may include night work, weekends, and holidays; and

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering, project management, construction management, business, or related field.

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in field construction, construction oversight and verification of construction progress, with focus on transportation.

  • Field experience in bridge construction as a field engineer or construction supervisor

  • Experience working on river crossings

  • Similar experience in other asset types such as water projects, school buildings and marine projects is desirable

  • Proven ability to manage complex budgets and schedules.

  • Working toward PMP, CAPM, or CSCM and /or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification..

  • Transit and/or rail experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge of linear construction means and methods

  • Understanding of project finance, construction cost estimating and draw requests

  • OSHA 30 Certification

  • Working skill in operating computer equipment, software programs and field inspection equipment; read and interpret transit rail, roadway, bridge, and structure plans and contract specifications; maintain detailed records, and communicate effectively with agency, contractor personnel and the public.

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.

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.