Director of Structural Engineer in Chicago

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Director of Structural Engineer in Chicago Illinois. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Chicago.


Position : Director of Structural Engineer

Work location : Chicago, Illinois

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

Lead the growth of a Multi-state Structural Team, have hands-on participation in pursuits and projects and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their most challenging projects.


WSP is currently initiating a search for a full-time Structural Engineering Manager to lead several of our Midwest District offices. This position is best suited for an engineer who is seeking an opportunity to work within a team-focused collection of offices and support external-facing client initiatives for a large world-wide engineering firm. Career development, mentoring and employee satisfaction are critical aspects of our regional structures group and WSP.

Your Impact

Acting as the pursuit manager, lead and support the pursuit of major infrastructure and structural engineering projects with target clients across the nine state Plains District.
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 structural engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities and partnerships.
Manage planning and/or engineering projects including roadway, freight rail and pedestrian bridge design, retaining walls, railroad and transit station platforms, sign structures, value engineering assignments and similar projects. 
Lead larger-scale structural engineering projects as project manager or structures task lead ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising contract work, subcontractors, and employees.
Apply high-level structural and civil engineering techniques and processes.
Provide oversight with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints and other elements for project development, design, and construction.
Perform structural engineering work and conduct more complex/comprehensive investigations and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, facilities, pipelines, transportation channels, and operations to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction and operating permits.
Develop construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction phasing plans and updating infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
Involved from project inception to completion in the management of design, construction, rehabilitation, and remediation of infrastructure projects, ensuring durability of materials and structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence. 
Assist with engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, engineering contracts, integrated waste management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs. 
Ensure technical reports and presentations explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or address design and/or construction issues or opportunities. 
Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines, other engineers, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.
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.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
15+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural or civil design experience. 
Structural Engineer / Professional Engineer license required (Illinois preferred).
Highly proficient with structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.
Highly proficient with extensive experience in building and infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management; including project involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and reconstruction, new design, and construction projects. 
Strong knowledge of relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations. 
Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of structures, applying applicable regulations and policies
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 interact with clients effectively, persuasively, and tactfully, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Proficiency with technical writing, discipline-specific design software, technology, math principles, physics, predictive models, spreadsheets, and 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 collection, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Periodic travel will be required for client-facing activities and project requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Extensive project management experience for public agency highway and rail construction programs.
Ability to also serve as Key Team Member for major strategic highway and rail opportunities.

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
Primary Location: CHICAGO – N LASALLE ST
All locations: US-IL-Chicago

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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