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WSP USA Railroad Safety Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Railroad Safety Manager

Req ID 14625

Railroad Safety 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 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 a Railroad Safety Manager for our Boston, MA office. Be involved in projects with our Transit and Rail Operations Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Provide proactive and strategic process and people leadership for the design, implementation, and administration of engineering discipline’s project and program involvement within the organization.

  • Lead the most complex and largest scale transit and rail engineering projects within the engineering discipline, ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring internal and external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance and profitability, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.

  • Responsible for the pursuit and development of business and the successful execution of work for current and potential infrastructure work within a geography specifically for the large projects within the area.

  • Lead technical aspects of contract negotiation, presentations, and meetings.

  • Drive the overall long-term strategy, growth, and pipeline development of Transit and Rail Engineering work for WSP in assigned area of responsibility, with a focus on infrastructure opportunities in all disciplines (planning, design, strategic consulting, and program/construction management).

  • Accountable for the profitable performance of the individual projects and the successful completion of the projects within the specified area.

  • Drive compliance and accountability-at-all-levels with applicable Federal, State, and Local engineering/design/construction laws, codes, policies, and regulatory requirements.

  • Oversee internal vision and mission for the engineering discipline, ensuring alignment with business operations strategy, and maintaining that certifications, accreditations, and client value ratings are continuously improved.

  • Lead engineering discipline meetings and continuing educational opportunities for area of responsibility, providing updates and recommendations to staff that ensure all appropriate measures are taken to foster innovation, development, and quality project delivery within the discipline.

  • Serve as the engineering discipline’s representative/liaison to a variety of external entities including Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Clients, Subcontractors, industry-related groups, and various government and community entities.

  • Provide senior leadership for proposals and project work scopes, pricing, budget, and performance metrics for the engineering discipline.

  • Interpret and summarize data, including reports and documents for complex projects and initiatives that result in sound engineering and regulatory conclusions.

  • Provide discipline leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.

  • Provides performance guidance and proactive leadership to assigned managers and staff.

  • Develop high-level business contacts and a client base for providing high level transit and rail engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities, and cross-selling of other WSP capabilities.

  • Remain current in latest transit and rail engineering techniques and practices.

  • Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide future ready solutions for clients.

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • 12+ years experience in mainline or short line railroad operations, including operating rules qualification, roadway worker training experience, and detailed familiarity with safety in work zones on an active railroad.

  • Solid background in FRA-regulated railroad operations, or a combination of education and/or relevant experience to meet the job requirements. Typical job titles which would meet this experience requirement include, but are not limited to: Trainmaster, Transportation Supervisor, Roadway Worker in Charge.

  • Ability to work on-site in active railroad work zones.

  • Proven ability to identify and correct safety issues on the job site according to railroad regulations, operating rules, and safety rules.

  • Proficiency in office productivity software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.


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: 10%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston

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.