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WSP-USA Project Controls Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Project Controls Manager

Req ID 1369

Project Controls 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

Be involved in projects with our Transportation & Project Controls Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Controls Manager for our Boston, MA office.

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!

Your Impact

  • Serve as Client's representative for the assigned project with responsibilities for all phases of the Project.

  • Ensure all required tasks are performed on-time and within budget.

  • Engage specifically in planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, safety, and coordination of subcontractors and Internal technical and support staff.

  • Manage client relationships.

  • Develop project scopes, negotiate hours, prepare reports, develop and maintain schedules and budgets, and ensure quality reviews are complete.

  • Provide all necessary documents, Information, and monthly reports to Client's Safety Certification Review Committee.

  • Identify scheduling and cost variances and recommendations for corrective action for negative variance.

  • Make recommendations on difficult engineering issues.

  • Apply new and creative engineering solutions to complex engineering. technical, and project management problems.

  • Resolve issues with contract fulfillment in a timely manner and ensure that all aspects of the program remain on schedule and within budget.

  • Make work assignments and provide technical direction to the project team.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related discipline desired, but not required with applicable experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in transit and transportation projects, and 10 years experience in project controls.

  • Excellent leadership skills and experience in preliminary and final design and procedure for transit projects.

  • Experience in preparing project reports and documentation.

  • Experience in establishing project control systems and procedures.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of project management, to coordinate, review and provide expert technical management for the assigned projects.

  • Knowledge of project controls, including critical path method scheduling and budgetary control systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering requirements, program policies, and procedures by which the Authority is governed.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, state, and local transportation administration regulations and policies.

  • Ability to independently organize and carry out assignments with minimum direction as well as to function effectively as a leader of highly professional personnel.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

  • 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 policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management, schedule or cost management training or certification through Project Management Institute (PMI) or American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) or other relevant industry organizations.

  • Background knowledge of the civil engineering and construction industry desired.

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management Criteria and methods.

  • Knowledge of project controls software such as COBRA, PRISM, Procore, InEight desired.

  • Hands on experience with ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6 Professional.

  • Successful completion of OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course.


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 ( 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

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston


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.

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 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.