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Operations Manager (SECC)

Company: WSP
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

WSP USA has an immediate opening for an Operations Manager to support the company's growing Climate, Resilience and Sustainability National Business Line. See for a description of our team and capabilities.

The individual will be responsible for supporting the centralized operational functions of a rapidly growing national sustainability and resilience consulting practice. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally organized, embody strong communication skills, have experience with change and operational management, and have the flexibility and capacity to work on a wide variety of initiatives with cross-functional and matrixed teams. The incumbent will have experience and high aptitude with the use of spreadsheets and project management, controls and reporting applications.

Candidates should be passionate about sustainability and resilience, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to proactively identify and implement internal process improvement measures.

This position's location is flexible; options include San Diego or San Francisco, CA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Bethlehem, PA, Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; or Seattle, WA. The individual will report to the operations lead for the business line and coordinate with leads for specific initiatives.

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!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operations Process Management:

* Identify, develop business cases for, and execute operational and process improvements to support a growing team * Interface with leadership team to execute operational requirements to support organizational vision and growth * Facilitate centralized management of team workloads * Support proposal development and marketing teams * Facilitate project contracting

Recruitment Management:

* Work with leadership team to develop and update staffing plan and strategy * Support inclusion and diversity hiring initiatives * Manage recruitment processes, including developing job descriptions, managing job postings, screening resume submissions, and assisting with interview logistics * Provide onboarding logistics and support for new staff

General Coordination and Logistics:

* Serve as a central point of contact for staff questions and support related to team operations * Organize and maintain operational management and technical resources * Coordinate logistics for team attendance at conferences, seminars, etc. * Provide logistics support for team-wide meetings and trainings, updates, and other internal communications * Conduct periodic trainings for staff on team processes and resources

Talent is the essence of meeting our client's objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we'd love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

* 10+ years of professional experience * Experience in a strategic, administrative, operational and/or business consulting is required * Bachelor's degree required. Degree(s) in organization management, business administration, environmental/sustainability management, or related discipline * 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

Preferred Qualifications:

* Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, confidence, and integrity * Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively via Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, MS Teams, Sharepoint and related software * Demonstrated expertise with organizational change and internal change management * Experience managing simultaneous projects and collaborating with program staff to prioritize efforts * Experience and high aptitude with Enterprise Resource Planning software (e.g., Oracle), spreadsheets and project management, controls and reporting applications. * Ability to engage and organize various stakeholders to improve operational processes * Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently * Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a 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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its US 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 USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

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