1+ months

Siting Specialist

Cincinnati, OH 45202
Be involved in projects with our Power and Energy 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 Full-Time Siting Specialist for our Cincinnati, Ohio office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan, execute, and lead siting and routing studies for various energy industry projects in Ohio and surrounding states.
  • Gather background data for project areas, prepare siting and routing maps, participate in meetings to document findings to clients and/or agencies, participate in public open house meetings, conduct windshield surveys of proposed sites and/or routes, and document the siting process at the end of the process into a defensible report.
  • Prepare siting data spreadsheets and graphics
  • Liason with various governmental agencies, clients, and team members.
  • Write siting reports that document the siting process and why a site or route was selected.
  • Provide guidance on state filing requirements and subsequently writing components for various public utility applications.
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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Land/Urban Planner or an related discpline.
  • 3+ years of experience conducting siting and routing studies, preferably in Ohio and surrounding states within Geography, planning, natural sciences or a related field.
  • Familiarity with performing routing/siting studies and analyses, and preparing associated reports.
  • Excellent technical writing skills, clear communication, ability to work as part of multidisciplinary teams, and attention to detail.
  • Attention and commitment to timely completion of high-quality work.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for site visits and attend public open house meetings.
  • High level of motivation, positive attitude, willingness to learn and take on responsibility.
  • 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
  • This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience preparing applications for submittal to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB), Kentucky Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and other states.
  • ArcMap, Google Earth experience
  • Microsoft expert
  • Map reading and understanding, interpretation of mapped and GIS data for siting and permitting projects

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 (and all of its US 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.


Posted: 2021-03-23 Expires: 2021-05-20

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