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Water Practice Area Leader

Company: WSP
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Water Practice Area Leader
Req ID 13076
Water Practice Area Leader
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 in our Orlando, Florida market for a Water Practice Area Leader with extensive experience in the Water Industry. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of our dynamic and highly talented multi-disciplinary team supporting municipal water / wastewater projects including pump stations, storage and treatment facilities, collection and conveyance systems and rehabilitation, stormwater and water resources projects and will also have the opportunity to support transportation projects. This is a practice building role and will include business development activities to nurture and grow existing clients and develop new clients and sub consultants as well as project management for key clients. This role will provide overall leadership to the South Florida Water business line in collaboration with other local business line leaders in the district and region including: Environment, Planning & Advisory Services, Transportation, Property & Buildings, Pursuit Management, Strategic Growth Team. Talent is the essence of meeting our client's objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we'd love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Envision. Inspire. Transform.

  • Leverages our broad technical experience to enhance current and new service offerings

  • Fosters the development of new and emerging innovations to remain the trusted thought leaders in our industry

  • Advances the strategic direction of the area to position the team for sustained and continued growth consistent within the context of the strategic plan

  • Encourages, supports and promotes the technical and professional development of all staff within WSP

  • Manage advanced projects to support key clients and enhance our positioning locally


    • Sets clients at the center for all we do, helping them be "Future Ready" through sustainable planning and design, and prepared for emerging market disrupters

    • Work with Florida Water District Leader to utilize our extended reach across regions, districts, offices and the globe to foster new and innovative client delivery

    • Deploys our unique expertise and perspective to create new value for clients and provides civic and industry leadership in South Florida

    • Manages client coordination and cross-selling efforts across all business lines locally

      People & Culture:

      • Attracts the best industry talent by fostering a work environment that is collaborative, values inclusion and diversity and invites broad, creative thinking - crafting a more attractive place to work, grow and thrive.

      • Emphasizes employee training and development to create a unique work experience

      • Strategic recruitment, promotional programs and performance management focused on the employee experience, wellness and safety

      • Inspires, motivates and promotes the best of WSP to our clients and communities to ensure strong employee engagement and morale.

      • Supports programs such as Safety, Sustainability and Ethics & Compliance

        Your Impact

        • Prioritize investments to enhance WSP's ability to deliver high quality, sustainable projects for clients bringing the best tools and practices available to market

        • Optimizes the client and employee experience through regular review and implements process improvements and automation

        • Focuses on innovation and enhancing health & safety, quality and sustainable standards

        • Pulls together the best teams to maximize productivity including bringing in technical expertise as applicable to best solve client challenges

        • Key performance indicators include staff growth, EBITDA, DSO, Utilization, Backlog, Inclusion & Diversity and Guiding Principles

        • 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.

          • 10+ years of relevant post education experience in water resources engineering.

          • Professional Engineering License

          • Strong business development with connections to local agencies and municipalities in South Florida

          • Experience with change management

          • 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

          • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

            Preferred Qualifications

            • 12+ years of experience

              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: ORLANDO - E PINE ST

                • All locations: US-FL-Orlando

                  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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
                  WSP provides a flexible and agile 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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