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WSP USA Lead Consultant, Electrical Engineer in New York, New York

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Consultant, Electrical Engineer for our New York, NY office. Be involved in projects with our Transportation and Infrastructure Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Our Engineers work on high quality, high-profile, national and international projects. You will actively participate in the full project cycle, from the design phase through the final construction close-out. WSP offers excellent growth opportunities.

Provide high level technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase due diligence, investigation, design, development, and construction of transportation, infrastructure, industrial, and commercial scale projects in the public and private sector.

Your Impact

  • Work within multi-discipline project teams to develop drawings and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and owners, ensuring data integrity and work is compliant with all applicable codes and standards.

  • Involved from project inception to completion to perform complex electrical engineering work relating to the design of power distribution, fire alarm, and lighting and lighting controls systems, including single line diagrams, control schematics, general arrangement plans, grounding design and lightning protection.

  • Perform and review electrical calculations for loads, equipment sizing, short circuit study, protective device coordination, one-line diagram development, and protective relaying.

  • Prepare and communicate comprehensive technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, concepts, and recommendations to improve, prevent, control, restore, or address design, and/or construction issues or opportunities.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level risk mitigation activities.

  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner

  • Collaborate with professionals, other engineers, planners, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, and locally funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.

  • Remain current in latest electrical engineering techniques and practices.

  • 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.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • 7 to 10 years of relevant post education experience as an electrical engineer providing design deliverables for capital projects including construction administration.

  • Engineer license required

  • Extensive knowledge of local, state, and national building and energy codes.

  • Demonstrates competence and comprehensive knowledge concerning adjacent disciplines such as electrical engineering, SCADA, and telecom.

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Works independently with minimal oversight and provides guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

  • Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., AutoCAD, Revit, SKM/ETAP, AGI32/Visual, etc.), technology, math principles, spreadsheets, and tools.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Public Agencies (e.g.: NYCT, PANYNJ, Amtrak, etc.) is a plus.

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.


Expected Salary (all locations): $92,800 - $165,440

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific 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, and/or federal law.