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WSP USA Environmental Practice Lead - Boston in Boston, Massachusetts

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP USA is seeking a highly motivated Environmental Practice Leader- Boston to support our growing Environment practice. This is a high impact role, and the successful candidate will have significant input and influence in shaping the future structure and growth of our Earth and Environment Practice in New England . The preferred location for this position is in our Boston Office.

In this role, you will partner with key area and regional leaders and other stakeholders to champion the delivery of world-class Environmental services with an initial focus on Project/Program Management and Consulting services to consistently meet or exceed client expectations.

The Environmental Practice Leader is accountable for providing leadership and skills necessary to drive growth, talent acquisition and operating performance for the Earth and Environment practice.

Your Impact

  • Provide overall leadership to the Earth and Environment practice in Boston and ultimately expanding our delivery of professional project/program management and consulting services to both public and private clients.

  • Focus on both staff retention and talent acquisition.

  • Coordinate efforts with other business lines to strategically drive the business, manage project performance, staff development.

  • Be a recognized leader in the local community; and be active with the outside organizations (EBC, SAME and others).

  • Maintain and develop key relationships with public and private clients, including strategic teaming partners.

  • Identify growth opportunities through new and existing markets and clients.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or related technical field.

  • 12+ years applicable experience.

  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership, management, and administration.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, interface and communicate well at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop business from new and existing clients.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; experience preparing reports that demonstrate technical knowledge and compliance expertise.

  • Strong personal safety culture.

  • Appropriate professional registration or certification.

  • Knowledgeable of environmental policies and regulations.

  • Ability to generate backlog for themselves and others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or related technical field.


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.