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WSP USA Economics, Finance, & Grants Lead Consultant in Seattle, Washington

Economics, Finance, & Grants Lead Consultant

Req ID 16442

Economics, Finance, & Grants Lead Consultant

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

Be involved in projects with our Advisory Services 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. 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 an Economics, Finance, & Grants Lead Consultant. This position could be located in any one of our US offices. Be involved in projects with our Economics, Finance, & Grants business line and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

About the Position:

We are looking for a highly motivated analyst consultant with experience in data analytics and applied economics to join our economics group. The successful candidate will provide technical expertise in economic and statistical analysis of infrastructure projects and related fields including finance and data analytics.

The Economics, Finance, & Grants Lead Consultant position offers great opportunities for professional growth. You will work directly with industry thought leaders to identify and apply evolving requirements and innovative practices to large, highly visible projects across the United States.

Your Impact

  • Manage project tasks and guide staff, including cost and schedule monitoring

  • Lead and contribute to marketing and business develop activities

  • Direct primary and secondary research, as well as technical analysis, related to planning, economics, and finance of infrastructure projects

  • Lead and perform quality control on complex qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Direct research briefs or reports and deliver results presentations

  • Collaborate with teams across services areas and business lines in Advisory Services

The successful candidate will have the following skills, interests, and experiences:

  • Expertise in economic and statistical analysis and related fields, with demonstrated progression of responsibility in economic areas including benefit-cost analysis, business case analysis, economic impact analysis, economic modeling and forecasting, socio-economic/land use forecasting, econometrics, and/or finance

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills

  • Extensive experience in the infrastructure industry and related sectors, especially in global supply chain logistics

  • Program/project delivery implementation experience is highly desirable

  • Contributes to thought leadership

  • Recognize for technical excellence in high quality level performance

  • Experience with analytical packages and/or programming languages (SAS, STATA, EViews, SPSS, R, Python, Matlab, VBA, etc.)

  • Econometrics and Monte Carlo simulations experience is highly desirable

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)

  • Excellent communicator with abilities to deliver complex ideas and results in intuitive and effective manner to non-technical audience

  • Employment authorization to work in the United States

  • Advanced degree in economics, data science, statistics, applied mathematics, business, public policy, or urban planning desirable

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, data science, statistics, applied mathematics, business, public policy, or urban planning

  • 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:

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.

Compensation

Expected Salary (all locations): $126,000 - $165,440

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific 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, and/or federal law.

Expected Salary (Colorado only): $126,000 - $155,210

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position within the state of Colorado, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and specific 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, and/or federal law.

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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: WASHINGTON - 23RD STREET NW

  • All locations: US-CA-Los Angeles, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CO-Denver, US-DC-Washington, US-IL-Chicago, US-NY-New York, US-TX-Austin, US-WA-Seattle

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 and agile 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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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