1+ months

Planning Manager, Connecticut

Glastonbury, CT 06033
Be involved in projects with our Northeast 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 Planning Manager for the Southern New England region, located in our Glastonbury, Connecticut office. The primary need is in the Connecticut market, and enhancing client contacts and growing business in Connecticut will be the main focus for the successful candidate. The successful candidate may also support business development and project delivery in Rhode Island.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Growth and diversification of project portfolio – the successful candidate will bring a clear vision and plan to grow the portfolio of projects, while also expanding into new areas
  • Identification of opportunities and a prioritized and specific approach to deliver
    • Use your ability to grow and maintain a large professional network through professional organizations and the attendance of client commission and committee meetings
    • Network and grow relationships at both a technical and policy level, considering both perspectives on behalf of our clients
    • Identify and pursue project opportunities
    • Identify and include junior staff in meaningful roles in client meetings and business development
  • Identify opportunities for junior staff to grow in project management, strategic and business planning, and business development
  • Be responsible for the financial health of the planning practice in the Southern New England area.
  • Lead project teams and manage projects
    • Manage project scope, schedule and budget of assignments provided by clients
    • Prepare and assure the quality of reports, publications, maps, presentations, memos, letters and other project materials
    • Analyze data and model results for their impact on public policy, project alternatives and suitability
    • Maintain familiarity with and conduct project activities in compliance with appropriate federal, state and local regulations
    • Organize and lead public meetings, social media and project events
    • Manage client relations and serve as primary contact between client and WSP related to project assignments and planning services
  • Participate in local American Planning Association organization and activities
  • Maintain ongoing familiarity with trends and emerging issues related to transportation, land use, economic development and demographic shifts
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


<div><strong> </strong>Minimum Qualifications:</div> <ul> <li>A minimum of ten years’ experience; advanced degrees may substitute for one or more year of experience  </li> <li>Knowledge of planning principles and practices with an emphasis on transportation projects</li> <li>Knowledge of principles and practice of research and data collection</li> <li>Proven business development track record and show a track record of successfully managing a pipeline of work for their staff</li> <li>Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of how to leverage existing skillsets and an ability to incorporate existing staff into the pursuit of new projects</li> <li>Project management expertise</li> <li>Provide a successful track record of staying within budget and schedule on projects they have managed.</li> <li>Ability to demonstrate a consistent track record of delivering work on-time, on-budget, and can show repeat business with a client – ideally in increasing amounts and/or responsibility</li> <li>Experience preparing planning studies, technical reports, for a wide variety of transportation and transit agencies</li> <li>Good organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and attention to detail</li> <li>Ability to work well independently and in a group setting</li> <li>Experience working with CTDOT, Connecticut COGs, and other local and regional private entities and public sector agencies</li> <li>Familiarity with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority (RITBA), Rhode Island municipalities, and/or other potential Rhode Island clients</li> <li>Ability to travel out of the immediate area and to work outside of regular work hours if needed</li> <li>Member and active participant in industry organizations such as WTS, ULI and APA</li> <li>Strong written and oral communication skills</li> <li>Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook</li> <li>Strong understanding of relevant transportation planning issues, including multimodal planning, smart growth development, transit-oriented development, pedestrian and bicycle planning, Complete Streets design, and transit planning.</li> <li>Ability to establish partnerships with internal and external project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations.</li> <li>Excellent analytical, written, oral, and visual communication skills and ability to think creatively and critically about planning issues, and to effectively deliver multiple tasks and projects on deadlines.</li> </ul> <div>Preferred Qualifications</div> <ul> <li>Currently an Officer or Chair in Professional Organization</li> <li>Completion of Leadership or Advanced Management Training</li> <li>Advanced degree(s)</li> <li>Professional licensures and accreditations, such as: AICP, P.E., etc.</li> </ul> <div> </div> <div><strong>About WSP USA </strong></div> <div><strong> </strong></div> <div>WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. 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 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. <a href="http://www.wsp.com/usa">www.wsp.com/usa</a></div> <div> </div> <div>WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.</div> <div> </div> <div>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? </div> <div> </div> <div>WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability</div> <div> </div> <div>Relocation assistance is not available for this position.</div> <div> </div> <div>The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.</div>


Posted: 2019-08-28 Expires: 2020-02-14

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