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Senior Environmental Project Manager
Req ID 7860
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Senior Environmental Project Manager


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!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP has a career opportunity for a Senior Environmental Project Manager with our Chicago team. Our ideal candidate has 15 + years of environmental consulting experience.  Will develop, bid and propose, and manage project work including, but not limited to site assessment, remediation, general compliance, and other related environmental projects. Will work in our Chicago office near O'Hare.   WSP performs work for government clients including local municipalities, counties, and various state and federal agencies, and for various commercial clients in the Oil & Gas, Industrial, Mining, Water, Energy, and Transportation Sectors.  This exciting opportunity offers a growth position in a team-oriented environment for an individual with an established track record as a Seller/Doer.  

Your Impact

  • Management of environmental projects involving site characterization, remedial design, and environmental compliance
  • Development of new clients and networking internally to develop business locally with existing national account clients
  • Preparation of marketing materials, proposals and cost estimates
  • Management of project contract requirements, quality (assurance), staffing, budgets and schedule
  • Performance and/or management of field work for site characterization and site remediation projects including oversight of subcontractors and sampling of soil, soil vapor, sediment, surface water, groundwater, and indoor air in accordance with state and Federal regulations and generally accepted protocols.
  • Analysis of data and reporting on specific environmental project tasks with minimal supervision including research necessary to recommend solutions to technical problems in accordance with accepted scientific/engineering practices and principles
  • Participation and collaboration with other WSP offices and staff on larger, multidisciplinary assignments. Some daytime and overnight travel may be required, but expected less than 10% to 20% of a typical week
  • Mentoring of junior and some mid-level staff on environmental projects

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. graduate with directly related degree in geology, engineering, or environmental sciences
  • Experience across a wide range of business sectors and service lines
  • 15 years+ of relevant experience with increasing levels of project complexity and management responsibility
  • Track record of performance in a seller-doer culture (business development/client management)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in State and Federal regulations and processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong desire to provide excellent, innovative, practical customer services and a commitment to technical excellence
  • Well organized with the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, and deliver on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience for field contract services and hands-on training of junior personnel
  • Successful track record executing and managing environmental projects in the Chicago Metro area and/or throughout the Midwest
  • Self-motivated and collaborative, and able to work on projects of variable complexity with the desire and ability to build a strong support team to successfully implement projects.
  • Must pass pre-work drug screening and background checks and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a P.E. or P.G. in Illinois and other nearby states


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: 20%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: CHICAGO - W HIGGINS RD
  • All locations: US-IL-Chicago

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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