Buildings Sr. Project Engineer in Philadelphia

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Buildings Sr. Project Engineer in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Philadelphia.


Position : Buildings Sr. Project Engineer

Work location : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Buildings Sr Project Engineer for our Building Structures Division based in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office.
Your Impact
Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides professional oversight and direction to junior staff. Common responsibilities include staffing, budgets, tools and/or processes.
Serves as the senior level technical engineer in the area of Building Structures . In this role, functions as a technical leader, who can:
Independently develop and apply advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems.
Design elements of multidisciplinary projects for new construction and modifications to existing structures.  This includes all phases of project development, from conceptual feasibility studies, prelimary design through final construction documents, in addition to construction phase services.   Perform/manage field inspections at project sites .
Perform standard and complex structural engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology and principles and other viable approaches. Prior use of computer software programs such as Etabs,  SAP200,  Safe, Ram Revit and AutoCAD, is desired.
Ensure all engineering designs implemented by the company meet applicable company, local, state, and national codes and standards including but not limited to IBC, ASCE 7, ACI and AISC .
Responsible for leading and creating new conceptual designs and overseeing the work of junior level staff.
Support technical requests from current and proposed customers.
Supervise, develop, evaluate and assign work to junior engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity and serve as a technical advisor providing knowledge and expertise. 
Promotes a culture that is conducive to quality.
Accountable for managing structural design for multiple projects, including engineering schedule and budget performance, quality of engineering solutions and deliverables
Actively coordinates with other internal/external team members. Responsible for coordinating project schedules.
Develops strong relationships with and becomes a trusted partner with clients. Responsible for identifying key client interests and drivers on projects

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
5 + years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural or civil design experience.
Engineer in Training Certification.
Proficient knowledge of structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.
Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and construction management; including active involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and new design projects.
Working knowledge with process and concepts for sustainability, and reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances/greenhouse gas.
Working knowledge of relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.
Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
Ability to plan and conduct inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of buildings, facilities, or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, InRoads, Geopak, GeoSlope, ANSYS, STADD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS), technology, math principles, physics, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
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.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

Member and active participant in industry organizations.

Experience mentoring and developing technical capabilities of junior staff. 

Experience managing small to mid-size projects.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

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: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-PA-Philadelphia

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.


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