Asset Management Principal Consultant
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Asset Management Principal Consultant


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

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Advisory Asset Management and Business Advisory (AMBA) group. This individual will join a group of trusted advisors in delivering business and asset solutions while helping to shape the future growth of the nation's built environment. WSP is currently initiating a search for Asset Management Senior Lead Consultant in Washington, DC.

WSP's US Advisory practice is dedicated to transforming the business of infrastructure across the transportation, buildings, energy, environment, and power sectors. We provide our clients with the full range of strategic planning, organizational development, economic and financial analysis and project development services supported by WSP's engineering expertise in all infrastructure markets.

Our Asset Management and Business Advisory service line provides asset lifecycle planning and enterprise transformation services on every level within an organization. We work as trusted advisors to executive leaders through to the maintenance technician - driving organization, process and activity change to realize tangible benefits - including improvements to service delivery, cost savings, risk and safety improvements.

Our vision is to be the leading provider of advisory services to the social infrastructure sectors in the USA - providing the capabilities to manage risk, be more resilient, be more efficient and enabling the equitable delivery of utility, transportation and government services to society.

Our services are focused around supporting clients achieve their organization goals and customer service objectives - efficiently, effectively and equitably. We work to enable clients to be Immediate Ready - improving organization resilience and developing investment plans to support recovery from the challenges of 2020 and maintain asset performance. We work to enable clients to be Future Ready - through improved alignment of tomorrows organization goals and customer service objectives - including consideration of environmental, economy and social equity - with asset investment needs, and through addressing risk and organization resilience, through transformation services. We also work to enable clients to be Digital Ready - identifying the data needs for management action and decision-making, designing appropriate technology solutions and importantly, delivering the organization change management associated with digitalization and supporting WSP create the digital thread from design to operations and maintenance.

Your Impact

Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead and deliver complex, multidisciplinary asset management projects across sectors.
  • Support existing asset management assignments in the region.
  • Support the Regional Director in establishing WSP as a premier brand, with a particular focus on the South East region.
  • Foster internal and external networks to ensure WSP's offering is current and attuned to local market needs.


  • Manage the scope, schedule and budget on large and complex projects
  • Apply evolving requirements and innovative practices to large, highly visible projects across the US
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to keeping up to-date in technical knowledge of current practice and becoming proficient in applying emerging practices  
  • Recognized for excellence in providing high quality technical performance and oversight through innovative thinking  


  • Manage client relationships and make direct suggestions on business processes and practices and opportunities for improvement
  • Lead delivery of complex consulting projects across sectors - with a focus on the infrastructure verticals
  • Manage client relationships with minimal to no input from senior staff
  • Identify business development activities to procure new work
  • Independently produce high quality business support and professional deliverables on projects and proposals
  • Actively lead and develop direct client relationships


  • Direct complex qualitative and quantitative analysis, perform quality assurance, quality control and present project outcomes to client groups
  • Recognized for technical excellence and thought leadership in specific areas
  • Constantly making suggestions to improve technical excellence in business sectors 
  • A good understanding of asset management and  awareness of the associated international and national standards
  • An understanding of technologies used to support asset management (EAM, GIS, BIM, Decision Support tools.)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional IQ
  • A strong team player who can get things done, can provide leadership when needed or be led when required
  • An ability to share knowledge informally and formally analyze needs and opportunities at a complex/high level; identify alternatives and priorities
  • Other duties as required by business needs

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • In recognition of the full strategic suite of services offered by Advisory Services, the following degree requirements apply:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Data Sciences, Business, Economics, Finance, Urban or Transportation Planning, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Policy, Operations Research, or closely related discipline.
  • 12+ years of relevant post education experience in discipline and in a management consulting or client advisory capacity. 
  • A good understanding of asset management and  awareness of the associated international and national standards
  • An understanding of technologies used to support asset management (EAM, GIS, BIM, Decision Support tools.)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional IQ
  • A strong team player who can get things done, can provide leadership when needed or be led when required
  • An ability to share knowledge informally and formally
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in asset management and demonstrated evidence of a strong passion for infrastructure advisory work
  • Familiarity with national and international practices and standards related to asset management
  • Project Management, Process Improvement, Data Analysis, Change Management and/or Asset Management accreditations
  • Active member of local professional organizations (ideally with an asset management focus)
  • Participation on conference program with panels, poster sessions, papers and presentations (ideally with an asset management focus)


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

  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Minimum Years Experience: 12+ years
  • Travel Required: 25%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: WASHINGTON - 23RD STREET NW
  • All locations: US-DC-Washington

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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