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Project Director
Req ID 7228
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Project Director


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 USA has an immediate opening for a part-time Project Director to support the company’s growing Sustainability, Energy, and Climate Change offering. See wsp.com/advancingsustainability for a description of our team and capabilities.

The individual will assist client-facing teams in the design, implementation, and management of organizational sustainability programs, with focus on climate and environmental justice programs. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility and capacity to collaborate with cross-functional teams. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability and environmental justice, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to produce high-quality work products.

Location of the position is Atlanta, GA

Your Impact

  • Within the context of sustainability initiatives, designing social impact performance targets and accompanying strategies and achievement plans
  • Analyzing renewable energy and other resource purchase options for environmental, social, and financial impacts
  • Researching leading sustainability and environmental justice programs and initiatives
  • Developing opportunities for integrating climate justice elements into organizations’ strategic sustainability roadmaps 
  • Producing reports, disclosures, and other communications
  • Developing and facilitating inclusive workshops with diverse stakeholder perspectives
  • Managing projects and directing the efforts of individual contributors

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in public policy, environmental studies, community and economic development, engineering, energy, sustainability, or related field
  • Experience in community organizing, sustainability, energy, and/or management consulting is preferred
  • Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Jenny Carney, Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, at jenny.carney@wsp.com.  
  • Familiarity or direct experience with clean energy access, corporate sustainability and renewable energy procurement practices
  • Familiarity or direct experience with US-based environmental and climate justice organizations and campaigns
  • Capability in community involvement and stakeholder engagement with multicultural populations
  • Demonstrated thought leadership and participation in collaborations focused on energy equity and environmental justice
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and use of programs including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms

Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume and cover letter. 


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
  • Primary Location: ATLANTA - 3340 PEACHTREE RD
  • All locations: US-GA-Atlanta

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 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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