Drainage Team Lead in Albuquerque

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Drainage Team Lead in Albuquerque New Mexico. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Albuquerque.


Position : Drainage Team Lead

Work location : Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 the drainage sector of the WSP Water Group within our Albuquerque, NM office as a part of the Southwest Mountain District (SWMD).  The successful candidate will lead and mentor the New Mexico Drainage Team, oversee the Team’s business development and project delivery. They will also perform and track project and task management for local, regional and work share projects. The successful candidate will oversee the group to ensure water resources engineering subject matter, technical deliverables, and programs are delivered with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry and company standards.  Responsible for innovation and administration; ensuring corporate compliance with all Local, State, and Federal regulatory requirements; and providing pragmatic direction to address current and future design challenges in a rapidly-changing and complex business climate.
Your Impact

Oversee and mentor the drainage design team while being responsible for staff development through reviews and guidance. 
Lead business development for the team including coordination with other disciplines within the office and district.  
Provide oversight on project backlog and coordinate with SWMD leadership to produce projections and tracking for backlog.
Provide proactive and strategic leadership for the engineering discipline and function, offering direction, expertise, and support to ensure project and design and study deliverables are successfully achieved within the business sector.
Perform and oversee project management duties for drainage/flood control centric projects including the pursuit effort and project delivery including preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.
Perform and oversee Hydrologic & Hydraulic studies including the analyses, conceptual design, report & plan preparation and review for items associated with studies similar to flooding, drainage or river hydraulics studies including bridge sizing, FEMA/Local floodplain mapping and preparation of conceptual designs. 
Perform and oversee Final Design effort including drainage engineering analyses, preparation of permit applications, engineering plans and specifications, and engineering contracts.
Perform, periodic construction field inspections, to address construction inquiries and ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Lead larger-scale more complex engineering projects 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 subcontractors, contract work, and employees.
Lead drainage design tasks on projects of various sizes on local, regional and major work share efforts.
Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of Water and Drainage problems and programs. 
Actively foster compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local environmental laws, policies, and regulatory requirements.
Ensure that engineering discipline certifications, accreditations, and value proposition is developed and continuously improved.
Conduct needs analyses and client value surveys to align the engineering discipline’s function with business and project strategy, identifying and addressing any skill gaps or risks within the sector business operations.
Schedule engineering discipline meetings, providing updates and recommendations to ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to inculcate discipline expertise and innovation into project work.
Serve as one of the engineering discipline’s lead representatives/liaison to a variety of external entities including Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Clients, Subcontractors, industry-related groups, and various government and community entities.
Develop and inform proposal and project scopes, timelines, pricing, and budgetary metrics – and accountable for planning, development and management of projects in compliance with all applicable City/State/federal codes and regulations, and in accordance with all acceptable engineering practices.
Interpret and summarize data, including reports and documents that result in sound engineering, engineering, and regulatory conclusions.
Provide verbal and/or written inputs to multi-disciplinary project teams and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.
Develop a client base for providing high level water resources engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities.
Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
Manage and provide performance guidance and leadership to assigned staff.
Collaborate 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 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 Civil or Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Water Resources or closely related discipline.
12+ years of relevant post education experience in water resources engineering.
New Mexico Engineer license required (multi-state preferred) or able to obtain within 6-months.
Certified Floodplain Manager or ability to obtain within 1-year.
Advanced proficiency with water resources 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.
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.
Well-defined experience in conducting Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with ASTM guidelines and industry standards. 
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 and communication software, technology, math principles, predictive models, 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.
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

Travel Required: 10%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-NM-Albuquerque

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 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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