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WSP USA Co-Director Aerial Innovation in Boston, Massachusetts

Co-Director Aerial Innovation

Req ID 8120

Co-Director Aerial Innovation

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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Aerial Innovation Co- Director for our Salt Lake City office, or any mutually agreed WSP USA office . The position will be responsible for developing and supporting the execution of current and future work in aerial innovation, including Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). We are seeking a candidate who can drive innovation, work across aviation and surface transportation disciplines to assist with innovative solutions and state-of-the-art technologies to solve real-world challenges.

Your Impact

  • Strategize development of new business with new and existing clients in the AAM/UAS market

  • Collaborate, coordinate and/or lead work on pursuits for aerial innovation

  • Create strong relationships with government and industry partners to advance new innovative markets

  • Provide expert insight and recommendations for complex problems regarding the integration of new modes of transportation with the existing transportation system

  • Research/organize facts to compile and organize for content

  • Develop high-quality, engaging content for studies, technical briefs, white papers, periodicals, and other materials as assigned.

  • Assist with the creation of both written and practical training programs

  • Assist with UAS program development and training

  • Work with content creators to ensure consistency and quality outputs

  • Develop a client base for providing high level Advisory Services including identifying additional business development opportunities, marketing, proposals, and cross-selling of other WSP capabilities.

  • Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.

  • Manage and provide performance guidance and leadership to assigned staff.

  • Remain current in latest management consulting and advisory services techniques and practices.

  • 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

  • In recognition of the full strategic suite of services offered by Advisory Services, the following degree requirements apply:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Data Sciences, Business, Economics, Finance, Urban or Transportation Planning, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Policy, Operations Research, or closely related discipline.

  • 12+ years of relevant aviation planning/operations experience

  • Recognized leader in Advanced Air Mobility and/or Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Transportation and/or Aviation planning experience

  • Proven busines development skills

  • Experience working with AAM/UAS OEMs and/or Service Providers

  • Collaboration across planning disciplines at the state, local (especially AAM target cities) and federal level (e.g., transportation, aviation, land use, economic development)

  • Experience in airfield certification and safety inspections

  • Experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, policy, and training

  • Experience in creating structured training courses for both written and practical courses

  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and research skills

  • Strategic, conceptual, analytical thinking, and decision-making skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadlines

  • Be flexible and have the ability to work on multiple projects of varied complexity with minimal supervision.

  • Experience gathering and analyzing technical information

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Strong ability to quickly adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility to a variety of schedules and hours to meet business needs.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • Strong experience in managing the review and approval of documents and discipline-specific deliverables, certifications, processes, and plans in a multi-project environment is highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

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.

Expected Salary for CO applicants: $119,800 - $175,00

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and 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, or federal law.

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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.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 25%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY - MILLROCK

  • All locations: US-CA-Los Angeles, US-CA-Orange, US-DC-Washington, US-FL-Miami, US-FL-Tampa, US-MA-Boston, US-NC-Charlotte, US-UT-Salt Lake City

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid 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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