LA Planning & Environmental Manager

WSP USA Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Be involved in projects and lead our Los Angeles Planning and Environmental 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 a Planning and Environmental Manager for our Los Angeles, CA office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage staff on a day-to-day basis, ensuring staff are working on the appropriate projects and providing high quality work for key clients

  • Mentor staff in terms of career development and personal goals

  • Coordinate staff activities related to professional organizations and outside activities, including assisting in the development of abstracts and papers for submittal, as well as organizing activities in support of conferences and events

  • Perform regular reviews of staff goals and objectives

  • Serve as primary contact for all Planning and Environmental activities conducted in the Los Angeles area, and will coordinate closely with the regional planning and environmental manager in regards to major pursuits

  • Monitor and engage in regular meetings with major clients, including LA Metro, the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles World Airports, the City of Long Beach, Caltrans, and others to gather intelligence and assist in broader office-wide activities around major project pursuits and strategies

  • Hold regular meetings with Los Angeles-based Planning and Environmental staff, to monitor weekly work activities, scheduled time-off, planned conference or event attendance, and overall work/life balance concerns

  • Foster an environment of growth, communication, and coordination, between Los Angeles-based Planning and Environmental staff, as well as all other staff in the Los Angeles office

  • Work closely with specific staff to assist in the development or refinement of specific skills required for better staff management and coordination

  • The selected candidate will be an important part of the Senior Leadership team in the Los Angeles office, and will

  • Work closely with the Los Angeles Area Manager and others as part of the Senior Leadership team in the Los Angeles office to promote and provide for a vibrant, collaborative and enriching office environment

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Policy, Business or related field

  • Outstanding professional communications and management skills, highlighting a track-record of leading and coordinating activities of multiple staff in complex team environments

  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant experience working on public infrastructure projects in a major urban area in the U.S.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience of managing and leading teams in the delivery of high quality planning and environmental projects

  • A core understanding of the role of planning and environmental principles and practices in the broader development and delivery of major urban transportation and infrastructure projects

  • A positive attitude and a proven ability to exude calm under pressure

  • Interest in mentoring and managing junior staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Policy, Business or related field

  • Experience working with public agencies in the greater Los Angeles region

  • Affiliation with national professional organizations such as ULI, APA, or similar

  • Familiarity with Southern California transportation planning issues

  • AICP certification


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 Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively "WSP USA") is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively "WSP USA") 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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