WSP USA VP Structural Engineering (Federal Buildings) Design Director in Tacoma, Washington
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full Time VP Structural Engineering (Federal Buildings) Design Director, with the potential to work out of any of our Federal Programs offices around the US, which include Federal Way, WA; Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, VA; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA, New York City, NY and Seattle, WA. Lead and direct projects with our Structural Buildings Team in the Federal Programs Group and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
Our Federal Programs Group comprises of highly motivated engineers, architects and interior designers with a variety of technical backgrounds working in several key locations across the US and internationally. Major clients are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Postal Service, and U.S. National Park Service. Our strength is derived from the diversity of our federal work and our staff.
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Provide proactive and strategic leadership for the structural engineering discipline and function, offering direction, expertise, and support to ensure project and work site deliverables are successfully achieved within the business sector.
Perform engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, standby plans and engineering contracts, integrated management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Meet with various Federal, public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs.
Schedule engineering discipline meetings, providing updates and recommendations to ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to inculcate discipline expertise and innovation into project work.
Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
Manage and provide performance guidance and leadership to assigned staff.
Remain current in latest structural engineering techniques and practices.
Independently perform and supervise structural analysis, design, and assessment of building structures.
Lead development of plans and specifications in accordance with Federal client requirements.
Knowledgeable in design with all major construction materials.
Supervise and review preparation of drawings and structural models using Autodesk Revit.
Independently prepare basis of designs, detailed design calculations, technical reports, and assessment reports.
Understand interdisciplinary requirements for building projects and be capable of performing QA/QC reviews.
Attend client meetings and perform site visits.
Assist with inspection and design which requires work both in field and office settings.
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.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
Preference for candidates with knowledge, curiosity, passion and experience executing Federal work in various OCONUS locations around the world.
Who You Are
Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
12+ years of relevant post education experience in analysis and design of building structures.
Professional Engineer license required.
Advanced proficiency with structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, standard of care, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.
Advanced proficiency with building and infrastructure design.
Strong working knowledge of relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements, and the business impact upon the organization.
Advanced proficiency with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.
Works independently and provides guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
Tactical lateral thinking and strong analytical skills with attention to detail and prioritization of responsibilities in a pressure work environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results oriented, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.
Uphold workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP"s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Masters in Structural engineering.
SE license or ability to obtain.
Experience with Federal design standards (UFCs and UFGS).
Hands-on analyses and design experience (Risa3D, ETABS, SAP2000, SAFE, STAAD, MathCAD, TEDDS, EnerCalc, Revit).
Seismic design and assessment experience.
A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.
Ability to obtain a US Government issued Secret level Security Clearance.
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.
Expected Salary (all locations): $111,000 - $255,400
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): $146,700-$249,400
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.
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.
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.
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