1+ months

District Leader - Plains

Minneapolis, MN 55415
Envision. Inspire. Transform.
Embodies WSP USA’s values of innovation and client success, focused on profitable delivery for WSP, serves as the local face of WSP with clients for all markets, leverages all WSP’s capabilities while providing a stimulating environment for WSP employees across a district covering state(s) within a region. Drives growth across the district and enables WSP to be the preferred and trusted choice for clients, employees and partners.
Within the district, leads service delivery for all end markets through successful execution of WSP USA’s strategy focused on our four pillars of success: Clients, Expertise, People & Culture and Operational Excellence.  
  Operational Excellence:
  • Prioritize investments to enhance WSP’s ability to deliver high quality, sustainable projects for clients bringing the best tools and practices available to market
  • Optimizes the client and employee experience through regular review and implements process improvements and automation
  • Focuses on enhancing health & safety, quality and sustainable standards
  • Responsible for region P&L including revenue generation, project margin, EBITDA, DSO, project delivery, client satisfaction, staff utilization and safety and other financial metrics
  • Develops district growth, forecast and business development strategy in collaboration with Region Business Line Leaders and National Business Lines
  People & Culture:
  • Attracts the best industry talent by fostering a work environment that is collaborative, values inclusion and diversity and invites broad, creative thinking – crafting a more attractive place to work, grow and thrive.
  • Emphasizes employee training and development to create a unique work experience
  • Strategic recruitment, promotional programs and performance management focused on the employee experience, wellness and safety  
  • Inspires, motivates and promotes the best of WSP to our clients and communities to ensure strong employee engagement and morale.
  • Supports programs such as Safety, Sustainability and Ethics & Compliance
  • Sets clients at the center for all we do, helping them be “Future Ready” through sustainable planning and design, and prepared for emerging market disrupters
  • Brings an expanded view and integrated response to complex challenges by leveraging our full suite of offerings across all end markets
  • Utilizes our extended reach across regions, districts, offices and the globe to foster new and innovative client delivery
  • Deploys our unique expertise and perspective to create new value for clients and provides civic and industry leadership within the district
  • Manages client coordination and cross-selling efforts across all business lines in coordination with Region, National Business Lines, MEC and Pursuit Management
  • Leverages our broad technical experience to enhance current and new service offerings
  • Fosters the development of new and emerging innovations to remain the trusted thought leaders in our industry
  • Advances the strategic direction of the district and positions the district and region for sustained and continued growth consistent within the context of the strategic plan
  • Encourages, supports and promotes the technical and professional development of all staff within WSP
The successful candidate will need to operate from a mutually agreed office within the district.
Key performance indicators include: EBITDA, Organic Growth, DSO, Utilization, Backlog, Inclusion & Diversity and Guiding Principles
Direct reports include: Operations, Local Office Leadership, Sales, National Business Lines  


  • Demonstrated experience of leadership, personal accountability, persistent and goal oriented
  • Ability to innovate and re-think the conventional approach to client and employee engagement  
  • Strong business acumen with an aptitude for improving processes
  • Commitment to internal and external client service
  • Minimum of 17 years of experience
  • Understanding of the role and all end market sectors within the A/E/C industry
  • Motivational; staff development mindset; excellent leadership/managerial and mentoring/teaching skills
  • Highly organized; detail oriented; skilled with implementation/ logistics
  • Budget management / enterprise business aptitude
  • Experience with change management
  • Collaborative, drives consensus
  • Strong communication skills
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and 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.


Posted: 2020-10-19 Expires: 2021-02-01

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District Leader - Plains

Minneapolis, MN 55415

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