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Project Director (TCFD)

California, Kentucky, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Director (TCFD) for our San Francisco office. The following locations will also be considered: Boulder, CO; Portland, OR ; Arlington, VA; New York, NY; and San Diego, CA or other WSP USA offices. Be involved in projects with our Climate, Resilience & Sustainability Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

The Project Director will lead client-facing teams in the design, implementation, and management of organizational resilience programs, with demonstrated capabilities in climate risk, adaptation, and resilience assessments, strategy, and implementation. Familiarity with disclosure in alignment with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is required. The ideal candidate will have the flexibility and capacity to work on a variety of projects and the demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional teams. Candidates should be passionate about sustainability and resilience, self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to produce high-quality work products.

Your Impact

Leading strategic client engagements around climate risk and opportunity assessments, adaptation, enterprise risk management, resilience strategy, and TCFD disclosure.

Developing entity-wide, asset-level, and supply and value chain climate risk, resilience, and adaptive capacity assessments.

Designing climate risk management and resilience performance targets, metrics, and accompanying strategies and achievement plans.

Identifying and evaluating opportunities to reduce physical and transition risks and enhance sustainability and resilience across an enterprise and within communities.

Developing and managing sustainability or resilience programs, in addition to related strategies and policies.

Advising on TCFD alignment, implementation, scenario analysis, and methods to integrate climate considerations entity-wide.

Developing TCFD reports, disclosures, and other communications.

Managing and supporting business development activities with existing and prospective clients.

Supervising individuals and delegating to others as necessary.

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.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Sustainability, Climate Change, Risk Management, Engineering, Energy, or an environmental or related discipline.

7-10 years of related professional experience including experience with corporate sustainability, adaptation, resilience consulting, energy, and/or management consulting.

Direct experience with TCFD and sustainability frameworks such as SASB, CDP, SBTI, RE100, the GHG Protocol, and GRESB.

Ability to develop and present analyses using programs including Microsoft Excel, Access, and Power BI and translate them into client-ready briefings.

Strong oral and written communication skill with the ability to communicate results via Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and related software and craft compelling presentations and reports.

Project and client relationship management experience.

Clear and effective communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, flexibility, confidence, and integrity.

Strong leadership and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects/project teams concurrently.

Ability to collaborate remotely across geographies and platforms.

Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

10-15 years of related experience

Master's Degree

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Compensation and Benefits: 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.

Expected Salary (Colorado): $76,400 - $155,900

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


Additional Requirements
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Travel Required: 10%

Job Status: Regular

Employee Type: Full


All locations: US-CA-San Diego, US-CO-Boulder, US-NY-New York, US-OR-Portland, US-VA-Arlington

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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 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.
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