Be involved in exciting local and national projects with our Structural Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.
WSP is currently initiating a search for a full-time Assistant Vice President, Bridge Engineer to help grow our successful Kansas City, MO office. This position is best suited for an engineer who is seeking an opportunity to work within a team-focused local office, with the resources and support of a large world-wide engineering firm. Career development, mentoring and employee satisfaction is key within our local office and the firm. At WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Join us and help shape the future!
• Coordinate with District, Regional, and National Business Line staff in the pursuit and delivery of critical infrastructure projects for key clients.
• Develop and expand client base with a focus on providing high quality structural engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities and partnerships.
• Manage planning and/or engineering projects including roadway, freight rail and pedestrian bridge design, retaining walls, sign structures, and similar projects.
• Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
• Perform professional structural engineering work and conduct research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions.
• Develop design plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction safety and phasing plans and updating infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
• Develop or incorporate advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of end-users, transportation vehicles/systems, and incorporate future-ready solutions with structural engineering design standards.
• Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team to execute project work on multiple concurrent projects.
• Verify the characteristics of a site, providing technical guidance on securing structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence.
• Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, sketches, calculations, and 2D/3D illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.
• Work with local office leadership to develop client-facing strategies for the region.
• Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate measurements, statistical analysis, and reporting.
• Perform structures-related computations and analysis
• Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to improve, prevent, control, restore, or address design and/or construction issues or opportunities.
• Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of data obtained during site investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level risk mitigation activities.
• Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
• Work collaboratively with other engineers, professionals, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects.
• 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.
Who You Are
• Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
• 10+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural design experience.
• Professional Engineer Licensure/Certification in Missouri or other states.
• Proficient knowledge of structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.
• Passion for client-facing involvement in the infrastructures market across multiple disciplines.
• Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and construction management; including active involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and new design projects.
• Working knowledge of relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
• Ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.
• Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
• Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
• Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to quality control and assurance policies.
• Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software.
• Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
• Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
• Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
• Experience managing small to mid-size projects.
• MODOT bridge design experience preferred
• Completed of NHI Course No. 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridge
• MODOT Bridge Team Lead Inspector Certified