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WSP USA Engineering Project Manager in South Jordan, Utah

This Opportunity

WSP currently has an exciting Engineering Project Manager career opportunity to support our Mountain Region Design Center providing project management, project engineering, and project controls support for mining infrastructure and various other industrial EPCM-type projects. This full-time position is preferably located in Salt Lake City, Utah, or alternatively in Phoenix, Arizona. In-office expectations are 3 days per week with the remainder work from home with occasional travel of approximately 10%. That said, concessions can be made for the right candidate.

The full-time Engineering Project Manager will lead a team of technical resources to execute industrial EPCM (engineering, procurement and construction management) and study projects primarily focused on mining, minerals processing, water treatment, chemical processing and other heavy industrial projects. This position will provide a broad range of career-enhancing exposure to various projects with teams and clients located all over North America and world-wide.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested working closely with clients and leading a team of talented resources to achieve project objectives. We are dedicated to helping individuals grow and will provide strong mentorship to allow you to develop your project management skills. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated, and collaborative professionals.

Your Impact

  • Acting as Project Manager on certain clients, communicating with clients to understand their objectives and assembling and leading a team of resources to successfully achieve those objectives within scope, schedule, budget, and safety requirements.

  • Being the primary point of contact with clients and ensuring satisfactory progress is being made and, if necessary, promptly implementing corrective actions.

  • Coordinating a multi-disciplinary team of design professionals including process, mechanical, structural, electrical, civil and others. Ensure their technical needs are met and that the teams, wherever they are located, are well-coordinated and performing to plan.

  • Acting as Project Engineer on certain projects, reporting to a Project Manager to provide discipline coordination activities.

  • Monitoring, with the assistance of a Project Controls Lead, all projects health and performance. Understand and take action based on key performance indicators like SPI, CPI, engineering schedule, etc.

  • Report on project performance to the office Operations Manager and Engineering Manager, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

  • Performing project related field tasks, attending key meetings, coordinating and overseeing construction contractors, providing project related field documentation, and performing a variety of technical activities during project planning, design, and construction.

  • Developing and maintaining a project-specific risk register and proactively managing issues from kick-off through closeout.

  • Develop a fit-for-purpose Project Management Plan using the office’s go-bys and templates. Execute the project to this plan, including all aspects of project controls, document management, CAD standards, etc.

  • Guide and assist Project Controls with development of an engineering schedule, obtaining input from the various disciplines, and then holding each accountable to the baseline schedule.

  • Provide guidance for Cost Estimating Studies, including coordinating disciplines’ preliminary design and MTOs, as well as cost estimating.

  • Coordinating technical input for Proposals and/or obtaining technical input from discipline engineers.

  • Author technical reports where required.

  • Coordinating the preparation and non-technical review of deliverables such as drawings, specifications.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in engineering or closely related degree.

  • 7 – 10 years + of relevant engineering or engineering project management experience.

  • Leadership and team-building skills, including relevant soft skills and remote work team management experience.

  • Experience assembling and managing project teams to complete contract requirements, while ensuring safety, quality, cost, and schedule goals are achieved.

  • Understanding of engineering consulting for industrial projects in the $1 – 50 million CAPEX size range.

  • Experience being responsible for project financial performance and tracking and reporting on expenditures as well as forecasting estimated costs to complete.

  • Self- motivated with excellent verbal/written communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to liaise between designers, owners, contractors, and end-users.

  • Certifications preferred (PE, PMP, MBA, etc.).

  • Must pass background check and be authorized for work in the United States.

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, 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 buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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 essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. 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.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.