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WSP USA Assistant Vice President, Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Assistant Vice President, Architecture for our Boston, MA office. Be involved in projects with our Transportation Facilities Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the office through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” which brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Provides subject matter technical lead with demonstrated experience in leading and producing design and construction documents for planning, concept development, restoration, alteration, extension, and implementation of creative, functional, and sustainable building designs. Lead the technical aspects of the architectural staff and projects out of our Boston downtown office and based on a hybrid work environment (part-time home/office) with our Transportation Facilities Team and other building practice areas and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Work includes a variety of public and private projects on types of structures and transportation related facilities including Parking Garages, Rail Transit Stations, Airport Terminals and Facilities, Tunnels, Maintenance Facilities, Intermodal and Transit Oriented Mixed-used facilities.

  • Responsibilities include:

  • Leading, developing and/or supervising the production of architectural designs and construction documents for traditional and alternate delivery projects.

  • Researching and assessing building products, materials, methods and systems and using that knowledge to develop functional, innovative and elegant designs.

  • Reviewing and verifying architectural designs and code/regulatory compliance.

  • Leading and mentoring architectural staff.

  • Conducting site and construction observations and inspections for information gathering purposes, preparing observation and inspection reports.

  • Conducting and/or supervising condition assessment and reports.

  • Coordinating with various disciplines including structural, civil and MEP, landscape architecture and specifications.Serve as QA/QC reviewer.

  • See projects through construction phase and provide construction support services.

  • Assisting in development and implementation of resiliency, sustainability and LEED practice related to architectural designs.

  • Participating in business development including developing graphics and technical content for proposals.

  • The candidate should be an effective communicator, team player, and a self-motivated individual. This position is ideal for individuals who are seeking an opportunity for career development, creative challenges, and unlimited growth potential with one of the world's premier transportation firms. Applicants should present a portfolio of work examples that embody the nature of projects described above.

  • 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 Architecture from a NAAB Accredited program

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Architectural registration in one or more USA Jurisdictions

  • Advanced working knowledge of construction drawing standards, technical detailing, some transit architecture related experience

  • Proficiency in REVIT and AutoCAD

  • High technical and building codes knowledge, detail oriented and highly organized self-starter, able to and work in a team and multi-task, able to lead architectural

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

  • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Architecture gegree is preferred.

  • LEED Accredited Professional

  • Capability in the use of architectural tools such as MicroStation, Adobe Creative Suite, Enscape, SketchUp, Rhino and / or 3D Studio MAX


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.