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WSP USA Project Control Risk Manager in Wichita, Kansas

Project Control Risk Manager

Req ID 6507

Project Control Risk 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

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

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!

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Control Risk Manager that can be located in any of our WSP offices across the US .

Your Impact

  • Knowledge of general risk management and project control standards and framework, (e.g. AACE International, Project Management Institute).

  • Understanding of transportation engineering design requirements and project delivery processes.

  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Ability and skills to advocate the incorporation of risk management in the implementation of new systems, processes, and changes to existing systems and procedures.

  • Strong attention to detail while maintaining a big-picture point of view.

  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of personalities to establish and maintain effective working relationships based on diplomacy while maintaining independence and not swayed in judgment or course of actions.

  • Ability to fulfill assigned commitments in a timely manner within established budgets while achieving quality results that prioritizes and resolves conflict when necessary. Demonstrates strong organizational, analytical, and multi-tasking skills.

  • Accept and help facilitate change by understanding desired outcomes; assist project managers with developing change management strategies.

  • Ability to display supportive behavior and communicate positively regarding project and client goals and objectives.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise reports and presentations.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Develops and maintains project and/or program risk registers with input from project and client team members.

  • Establishes qualitative and quantitative risk modeling parameters based on project cost and schedule information.

  • Performs Monte Carlo simulations to set baseline and updated risk profiles, evaluating results for appropriateness.

  • Works with project teams to determine appropriate contingency and schedule reserve amounts.

  • Works with project teams to support on-going risk management functions, including risk identification, impact analysis (qualitative / quantitative) response planning, and monitoring / control.

  • May facilitate risk management workshops, meetings, interviews and discussions both internally and with external clients.

  • Prepares project and/or program risk reports as required.

  • Supports project team decision making and reporting through timely information and tracking of risk register actions and critical risk identification.

  • Coordinates with project/program managers, project controls staff and other project team members to quantify potential cost and schedule impacts associated with risk and change.

  • Reviews project documents for consistency with project/program risk registers and resolve issues. Supports project teams in developing and implementing appropriate internal and external response plans for critical risks. Response plans may include mitigation, transfer, avoidance measures, or adjustment to budgets and schedules to appropriately accommodate risk impacts (accept).

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Travel as required

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning, Construction Management, or relevant field

  • 7+ Years Relevant experience

  • In lieu of education 10 Years of experience in risk management; construction management; project management; and/or contract or change management

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

  • 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 Controls Management background;

  • Working knowledge of cost risk analysis software (@Risk or Crystal Ball etc.) and schedule risk analysis software (Primavera Risk Analysis etc.);

  • Experience in conceptualizing and developing risk models using analytical methods;

  • Experience in effectively reporting and communicating risk analysis outcomes to wider project team.

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: $85,300 - $174,200

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.


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: NEW YORK - PENN PLAZA

  • All locations: US-AL-Birmingham, US-AL-Decatur, US-AL-Mobile, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-AZ-Tempe, US-CA-Los Angeles, US-CA-Sacramento, US-CA-San Diego, US-CA-San Francisco, US-CO-Boulder, US-CO-Denver, US-CT-Glastonbury, US-CT-Rocky Hill, US-CT-Shelton, US-DC-Washington, US-FL-Fort Lauderdale, US-FL-Jacksonville, US-FL-Miami, US-FL-Orlando, US-FL-Tampa, US-GA-Atlanta, US-HI-Honolulu, US-ID-Boise, US-IL-Chicago, US-IN-Indianapolis, US-KS-Wichita, US-KY-Lexington, US-LA-Baton Rouge, US-LA-New Orleans, US-MA-Boston, US-MA-Worcester, US-MD-Baltimore, US-ME-Augusta, US-MI-Detroit, US-MN-Minneapolis, US-MO-Kansas City, US-MO-St Louis, US-NC-Charlotte, US-NC-Fayetteville, US-NC-Raleigh, US-NJ-Lawrenceville, US-NJ-Morris Township, US-NJ-Newark, US-NM-Albuquerque, US-NV-Las Vegas, US-NV-Reno, US-NY-Buffalo, US-NY-New York, US-OH-Cincinnati, US-OH-Cleveland, US-OH-Columbus, US-OR-Portland, US-PA-Ephrata, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-PA-Pittsburgh, US-RI-Providence, US-SC-Charleston, US-TN-Memphis, US-TN-Nashville, US-TX-Austin, US-TX-Dallas, US-TX-Houston, US-TX-San Antonio, US-UT-Salt Lake City, US-VA-Norfolk, US-VA-Richmond, US-VA-Virginia Beach, US-WA-Federal Way, US-WA-Seattle, US-WA-Vancouver, US-WI-Green Bay, US-WI-Madison, US-WI-Milwaukee, US-WY-Buffalo

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.