Deputy Project Manager

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently seeking an Environmental Assistant Project Manager to join the team in our Portland, ME office, supporting a diverse portfolio of environmental investigation and remediation projects. The successful candidate will support management of public and private sector environmental projects primarily in the northeast. This is a growth-oriented position for aspiring project managers with a goal of independently managing projects within 18 to 24 months.

Your Impact

As an Environmental Assistant Project Manager you will assist assigned Project Managers in directing project execution, advising on technical direction, interfacing with Clients and stakeholders, and delivering high-quality results on time and within budget. Specific responsibilities of this role include:

+ Anticipating Project Manager and Client needs to ensure smooth and high-quality project delivery.

+ Monitoring project costs, risks, and schedule to support the Project Manager with meeting projects objectives.

+ Participating in internal management briefings on project statuses.

+ Assisting Project Managers in the preparation of monthly reporting and billing to customers and timely payment collection.

+ Pre-project task planning, scheduling, and resourcing.

+ Managing procurement strategy for subcontracted scope elements and working with Task Leads to manage subcontractor performance.

+ Solving complex technical and logistical challenges with project execution.

+ Collaborating with multi-disciplinary project team members to address client goals and objectives.

+ Ensuring quality of project deliverables.

+ Participating in proposal efforts.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ BS or MS in Engineering, Geology or Environmental Science

+ 5 to 7 years task management or assistant project management experience with a focus on environmental investigations and remediation, including coordinating subcontractors

+ Registered Professional Engineer, Licensed Geologist, Project Management Professional or equivalent credential preferred

+ Self-motivated problem solver with high attention to detail

+ Strong communication, report writing, and presentation skills

+ Ability to interact with clients and stakeholders in a professional and ethical manner

+ Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a team

+ Must have a driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

+ Ability and willingness to travel to project sites (20% travel anticipated).


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.

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.


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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Job Posting: JC256775937

Posted On: Mar 14, 2024

Updated On: Jun 22, 2024

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