Lead Civil Engineer - 48884
Detroit, MI

Lead Civil Engineer - 48884

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!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a full time Lead Civil Engineer to work in our Detroit or Lansing, Michigan offices.
You, as a Civil Engineer, will have a role in driving this growth.  You will participate in civil/highway projects, performing tasks in a variety of areas. The position will focus on transportation and roadway design; however, projects will include a combination of disciplines that you will coordinate to assure successful project delivery to clients in a project management setting.  You will develop your engineering expertise as well as have opportunities to grow your business/client engagement skills to enhance your career and be an integral part of WSP's successful team. You will have advancement opportunities as you grow these essential skill sets, locally and nationally.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform complex design tasks and drawings using computer-aided design (CADD) related to the development of transportation projects in AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microstation OpenRoads.
  • Lead and coordinate design teams
  • Lead preparation of final design plans, cost estimates and special provisions
  • Develop memorandums and other written technical documents
  • Manage design tasks and identify changes and risks
  • Determine client requirements and contributes to the development of scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Provide guidance and mentor junior staff.
  • Develop relationships with clients to achieve WSP's business development goals.
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.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering related field
  • 7+ years of professional experience post graduation. (or equivalent working knowledge/experience)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License for the state of Michigan or ability to obtain in 6 months.
  • Good technical writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Experience leading design tasks and managing CADD and junior design staff
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Microstation
  • 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:
  • Experience working with MDOT and other local agencies
  • Active member of local professional organizations

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and 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.