Traction Power Director(NE) in Washington

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Washington, District of Columbia View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Traction Power Director(NE), Apply WSP jobs Washington District of Columbia. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,


Position : Traction Power Director(NE)

Work location : Washington, District of Columbia

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 5611

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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. 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 Traction Power Director for our Northeast Region to join our New York/New Jersey team.   The successful candidate could be in New York, Newark or Lawrenceville, NJ, Philadelphia, or Baltimore.
We are looking for an experienced Electrical Power Design Manager to Lead our Northeast Transit and Rail Traction Power Team in the design of transit and rail infrastructure traction power systems.  Be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges in providing improvements and improving reliability to the nation’s vital transportation infrastructure.   Projects typically range from High-Speed Electrification subway, light rail, and streetcar systems.
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!

Your Impact

Develop client relationships within the transit & rail systems market to develop strategies for positioning WSP for transit & rail systems-related opportunities.
Assure that engineering services are commensurate with professional standards, client requirements, and corporate objectives.
Recruiting and hiring staff to meet project needs. 
Interact with in-house design engineers as well as engineers from other companies to develop proposals.
Interact with design engineers to manage the scope, schedule, and budget of projects.
Interact with transit agency to verify needs are being met during design and construction phases of projects.
Develop and submit proposal scope and fee estimates for engineering design solutions to meet the transit agency needs.
Work with marketing teams to develop technical proposals and presentations to clients.
Excellent communication skills (presenting and writing).
Organized, self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline.
12+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering, although experience in the transit and rail industry is preferred, we are also interested in applicants with experience managing design projects involving medium or high voltage substations and transmission and/or distribution systems with utilities or related industries.
Advanced proficiency with transit and rail or a similar power engineering field including engineering principles, practices, process, and design/build, and project work-related issues.
Strong working knowledge of FRA, FTA, CPUC, AREMA, and other rail or similar industry regulatory standards and procedures, codes, 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.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with employees effectively, persuasively, and tactfully 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. 
Knowledgeable in office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, and similar software packages), technology, spreadsheets, 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.
Traction power experience
Professional Engineering License.

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: 70%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: NEW YORK – PENN PLAZA
All locations: US-DC-Washington, US-MD-Baltimore, US-NJ-Lawrenceville, US-NJ-Morris Township, US-NJ-Newark, US-NY-Albany, US-NY-Binghamton, US-NY-Buffalo, US-NY-Dale, US-NY-Goshen, US-NY-Hauppauge, US-NY-Hawthorne, US-NY-Lancaster, US-NY-Latham, US-NY-Long Island City, US-NY-New York, US-NY-Pittsford, US-NY-Rochester, US-NY-Troy, US-NY-Utica, US-NY-Valhalla, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-PA-Pittsburgh

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 flexible, agile and hybrid 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.


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