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Project Manager - Environmental Remediation Consultant

Oakland, California, US
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Manager - Environmental Remediation Consultant for our Oakland or San Francisco, CA offices. Scope of this role will be focused on areas such as remedial design, field investigations, contaminated site management, data analysis, and team oversight. This role will work closely with contaminated site portfolio leads and ensure the correct delivery of projects within the assigned business.

Your Impact


Manages/oversees projects under the client's Terms and Conditions which have been negotiated prior
Takes projects from original discovery through final remediation.
Oversees various moderately-complex projects without the oversight of a Senior Project Manager and minimal oversight from technical teams.
Responsible for assembling project/task teams and assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed. Given the complexity of the project, these teams could be larger, multi-disciplinary, and may reside in various states.
Develops the project scope and objectives, as well as clarify the role and function of each team member in order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.
Identifies, monitors, and mitigates risk on projects where the client may not have a full understanding of the project risks.
Exhibits role model behaviors related to HSSE, business needs, and team development.


Manages the quality of the project, which can be complex.
Liaise regularly with project Portfolio Manager, technical teams, and internal accounting teams.
Keep Portfolio Manager regularly informed on status of project.
Proactively informs functional management of the status of the project.
Influences and affects change within the project team when required.


Takes lead in development of proposals in collaboration with Senior Project Manager.
Plans the execution of the project and monitors performance according to the project execution plan and the contract terms and conditions.
Manages project closure aspects ensuring correct project documentation.
Ensures project team (including sub-consultants/contractors) have understood and continually reassess the HSSE requirements of the project.
Identifies and mitigates risks/hazards typical of moderate complexity projects.


Develops and ensures adherence to the project schedule.
Supervises change request activities by appropriately addressing anticipated scope changes as they evolve and can advise others on scope change.
Updates the project schedule as needed.
Assesses and predicts the possible impacts of schedule changes and the time management outcomes for future project impacts.
Applies effective organizational and priority management skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze factors that influence the Project Critical Path and consider alternative scheduling linkages and dependencies.
Discusses and manages schedule changes with Portfolio Manager


Develops a multi-disciplinary project budget and interacts with subcontractors to develop the project budget.
Assigns project budgets to task leaders and manages their performance.
Ensures compliance with client invoicing requirements and timely payment.
Ensures that Day Sales Outstanding (DSO) targets on each project are met.
Responsible for regular progress reports for the client, the project team and other internal and external stakeholders.
Responsible for the submission of deliverables to the Client.
Identifies project risks and ongoing management of the risks appropriate for a moderately complex project

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or related discipline; PG or PE license preferred.
Minimum of 5-7 years of consulting and/or project management experience; experience with railroads preferrred.
Demonstrated experience with project financial tracking, and change management related to scopes of work.
Expertise in project planning, numerical tracking and analysis (e.g., using MS Excel or similar programs).
Highly organized, adaptable, a developing leader, and calm under pressure.
Experience in managing multi-discipline teams.
Proven focus on the management of subcontractors.


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