Sr. Principal – Transit & Rail Service Development in Washington

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Washington, District of Columbia View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Sr. Principal – Transit & Rail Service Development in Washington District of Columbia. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Washington.


Position : Sr. Principal – Transit & Rail Service Development

Work location : Washington, District of Columbia

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 Sr. Principal – Transit & Rail Service Development, for our Washington D.C. office.  The following locations will also be considered: Baltimore MD; Newark, NJ/New York, NY; and Boston,Mass.  Be involved in projects with our Transit and Rail Operations & Service Planning Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 
Your Impact

Play a prominent role in the delivery of operations and service planning projects for major railtoads and transit agences nationwide.
Provide guidance and oversight for major transit and rail projects and programs.
Champion the development of parameters for operations and service planning competencies through research into market needs, conducting client outreach and benchmarking partner and competitor firms.
Collaborate with the Transit & Rail Team to identiy growth opportunities to contribute to achieving growth initiative goals and objectives.
Contribute to the devleopment of innovative strategies and mobility solutions for transit and rail master planning, network and facilities planning, and transit oriented development projects and programs.
Focus on competencies for projects’ delivery using methods & systems for quality, project management, technical review and verification.
Lead and/or support transit and rail pursuits and proposals.
Develop and maintain strong client relationships.
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 Transportation, Planning, Public Policy or equivalent experience
12+ years of  rail transportation operations and/or service development experience, including establishing and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholder across a broad range of disciplines.
Proven ability to manage railroad and transit operations and service planning initiatives, including analytics,  of varying sizes and complexities.
Ability to cleary articulate and prirotize key service attributes of multi-modal transportation networks including inter-city rail, commuter rail, transit (rail and bus) with an understanding of cornerstone regional mobility solutions.
Outstanding communications verbal and written communications skills.
Capable of evaluating and applying new technologies.
Organized self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. 
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 (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

Travel Required: 50%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: WASHINGTON – 23RD STREET NW
All locations: US-DC-Washington, US-MA-Boston, US-MD-Baltimore, US-NJ-Newark, 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.


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