Transit Program Manager

at WSP USA in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Transit Program Manager

Req ID 1434

Transit Program Manager

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 backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is excited to be offering positions with our Southern States transportation market sector, Transit and Rail Team, which specializes in the planning and design of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects locally and across the nation. Main focus is to collaborate with and become among the nation’s best in the delivery and management of Bus Rapid Transit projects, helping create solutions that meet our clients" objectives and solve their challenges. Become immediately involved on some of the biggest and most exciting BRT projects currently underway in our nation’s biggest transit project markets.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Transit Program Manager for our Nashville or Memphis, TN locations to take a lead role working closely with our client in managing programs and delivering projects.

Your Impact

+ Act as a technical expert on Streetcar, Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit projects at all phases, from concept to construction

+ Provide Project Management on medium to large size projects with opportunity to grow, including contract negotiation and managing to a scope, schedule, and budget

+ Support larger projects as a Deputy Project Manager, Task Manager, Segment Manager or discipline expert

+ Aid local offices pursuing or delivering transit projects with technical expertise, including opportunities to travel

+ Demonstrate your skills to the industry through conference presentations and paper publication

+ Assist in growing the business by building relationships, writing marketing proposals, providing other business development support, and growing the transit practice

+ Management of technical staff

+ Provide oversight with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, GIS data, subsurface utility information, maps, hydrologic analysis, geotechnical data, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.

+ Apply high-level transit and rail engineering techniques and processes to identify improvements for various infrastructure project phases involving more complex infrastructure and transportation engineering work including concept development, preliminary design, final design, procurement, construction, and operation.

+ Oversees the development and implementation of advanced technologies, monitoring devices, modeling techniques, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality or end-users, transportation vehicles/systems, a modern mobility infrastructure, and implementing future-ready solutions with civil engineering design standards.

+ Lead larger-scale engineering projects ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees

+ 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.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline with a focus in Civil, Transit or Track Design

+ 10+ years of relevant post education experience in Streetcar, Light Rail or track design projects or equivalent

+ Engineer license

+ Experience working with local and regional transit agencies; as well as other southern states transit agencies and DOT’s in a design and inspection capacity

+ Experience in designing and inspecting transit projects

+ Demonstrates organization and communication skills; managing contracts and task orders

+ Highly proficient with transit and rail engineering principles, practices, process, and design/build on major infrastructure projects, particularly railway civil works, transit stations, bridges, and elevated structures.

+ Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management; including project involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and reconstruction, new design, and construction projects.

+ Strong knowledge of FRA, FTA, CPUC, AREMA, and other rail regulatory standards and procedures, codes, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

+ Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

+ Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies

+ Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.

+ Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.

+ Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

+ Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

+ 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 in Engineering.

+ Experience in CADD, Microstation, InRoads \#LI-KB1

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.

+ Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit anaccommodation request (\accommodation\log) to WSP’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here – .

Additional Details

+ Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience

+ Minimum Years Experience: 10+ years

+ Travel Required: N/A – No travel required

+ Job Status: Regular

+ Employee Type: Full


+ All locations: US-TN-Memphis, US-TN-Nashville


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,

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Job Posting: JC195353766

Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

Updated On: Dec 07, 2021