Lead ITS Engineer - 6879

Detroit, MI

Lead ITS Engineer - 6879

This Opportunity

WSP is seeking a full-time Lead ITS Engineer to join our Detroit, MI office. The following offices would also be considered include: Columbus, OH.

Lead projects for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Team and be 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. We are looking for motivated engineers and designers interested in ITS Engineering and Design to support our client’s growing needs – talent is the essence of meeting our client’s needs. We want to continue to build our team with people willing to solve problems, expand solutions, and challenge the status quo. As our industry needs grow, our team has the potential to grow and support our communities and agencies in new ways. 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

  • Serve as project manager or task lead for various ITS engineering projects including planning, design and system manager services.
  • Work on a variety of ITS, traffic engineering, or other technology related projects as a subject matter expert.
  • In addition to project work, focus on business development, marketing, and project pursuits that will help to strengthen our presence in Michigan and Ohio.
  • Oversee project delivery and quality assurance/quality control on ITS engineering projects/tasks and client deliverables.
  • Facilitate progress meetings with clients and stakeholder engagement sessions with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to multitask effectively and to lead/manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs/requirements and identify engineering solutions to key issues.
  • Monitors project progress for technical accuracy and adherence to schedule and budget.
  • Mentor staff in their technical and professional development.
  • Utilize engineering manuals and standards and guidelines.
  • Complying with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, location data, statistical documentation, engineering studies and surveys, and construction.
  • Exercising responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Performing additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering degree.
  • 7+ years of experience in transportation engineering.
  • Experience as a Project Manager with strong knowledge and understanding of developing and managing scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize problems, think creatively, work independently, and deliver high quality work with minimal to no supervision
  • Experience with leading the development of a complete ITS Plans, Specs and Estimate package
  • Experience developing ITS deployment plans and ITS Concept of Operations Report
  • Excellent communication, technical, and business development skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Project       
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Familiarity with relevant roadway transportation and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, planners, and DOT authorities on Federal, State, regional, and locally funded road and transportation 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Michigan Professional Engineer license (or the ability to obtain one within six months via reciprocity).
  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.
  • Experience managing and delivering projects for Michigan and/or Ohio clients
  • Dynamic leadership characteristics, within the company and with clients