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Creative Services Specialist
Req ID 8982
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Creative Services Specialist


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

Think creatively to produce innovative ideas and design products to inform and engage communities in print and online! 

WSP is initiating a search for an Creative Services Specialist in Communications and Public Involvement for our Portland, OR office.

Be involved in projects with our Communications & Public Involvement Team and become a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! 

Your Impact

  • Develop communication plans, strategies, and tools to support community engagement including, print, digital and social.
  • Create original design concepts to inform and engage communities for large public projects.
  • Lead strategic conversations with clients and project managers and develop communication strategies.
  • Create branding and messaging, logo design, infographics and a multitude of materials including factsheets, post cards, document design, website design, online open houses and presentation design. 
  • Create original artwork and illustrations, and provide a variety of design solutions for engaging communities consisting of technical and non-technical audiences in print and online.
  • Website design and creation of microsites and online open houses. 
  • Design interactive experiences across multiple digital platforms.
  • Collaborate with project managers and teams, client agency staff, and technical experts; including accepting critiques and addressing feedback 
  • Articulate design process for leadership and clients.
  • Assist in new business pitches by creating creative briefs, design concepts and visual assets.
  • Support project communications through copywriting and social media content development.
  • Maintain and grow relationships within WSP to continue to generate project work.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, digital design, web design, visual communications or related discipline
  • 5-7 years transportation and/or consulting industry experience
  • Creative graphic and digital communicator
  • High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Cloud), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Docs and other collaboration sites
  • Detail oriented, focused on efficiency and quality, and adept at collaboration in a fast-paced team environment- must be able to work on various projects in a parallel fashion
  • Be articulate, attentive listeners, comfortable with client relations, and able to think outside the boundaries of traditional design
  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Proven understanding of graphic design fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability to take a project from concept to launch
  • Strong command of color theory, image composition, and typography
  • 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 
  • Portfolio required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with public information, policy, government relations, public affairs and communications for infrastructure projects.
  • Composite video editing, motion graphics, animation, retouching, and/or illustration.
  • Proficiency in ADA compliance standards, file production standards for assisted technologies, document remediation, and compliance/reader software

Compensation and Benefits:

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.

Expected Salary: $80,200 - $95,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


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: PORTLAND - CONGRESS ST
  • All locations: US-OR-Portland, US-WA-Vancouver

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, 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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