1+ months

Principal - Transit Capital Investment Grant Strategy

Washington, DC 20004
Be involved in projects with our Advisory Services 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 Principal Consultant, transit Capital Investment Grant Strategy for our Washington DC office (location flexible).
WSP’s Planning Strategy & Grants group supports our clients in planning, preparing, and winning competitive grant funding from federal, state, and local sources. We offer clients the technical and strategic experience to select the most competitive projects for funding and develop compelling grant applications. We seek a national expert/resource on the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program. The candidate will provide strategic advice on major transit capital projects in which WSP is involved throughout the U.S., and support business development and practice building. The position is seated within our Advisory Services practice, part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development and delivery of our transit Capital Investment Grant (CIG) practice, within the Planning Strategy & Grants service area, providing strategic advice throughout the process, from project planning to Full-Funding Grant Agreement
  • Collaborate with managers within the Project Development & Finance business line, as well as other Advisory Services business lines and our Transportation market sector, to craft innovative management consulting services that support the ability of the firm’s public transportation and rail clients to pursue Federal Transit Administration Capital Investment Grants, including New Starts, Core Capacity, and Small Starts grants, and other USDOT discretionary grant programs.
  • Apply expertise in the areas of strategic planning; capital planning and programming; capital project development; project justification; grants strategy, application, and management; and project delivery, applying data from related disciplines including O&M cost estimation, ridership forecasting, financial planning, capital cost estimation, and economic benefit/cost analysis. 
  • Manage consulting projects, including scope, schedule, staffing, and budget.
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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 12 years of related experience in transit capital planning/programming/project development or related disciplines
  • Extensive experience and understanding of FTA Capital Investment Grant program, including relevant legislation, regulations, FTA guidance, policy and best practices.
  • Highly refined analytical, communication, and team-building skills
  • Direct management experience, including projects, schedule, staffing, and budget
  • 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
  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • Ongoing leadership roles in relevant industry organizations
  • Senior level experience in both the policy and technical aspects of developing CIG projects
  • Proven ability to manage complex consulting projects
  • Proven ability to expand a professional services practice, including business development experience

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? 
WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) 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.


Posted: 2021-02-19 Expires: 2021-05-09

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Remember to mention ConstructionJobs as your source for this job! Employers prefer our qualified candidates, so make sure they know we sent you.

Share this job:

Principal - Transit Capital Investment Grant Strategy

Washington, DC 20004

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account