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Senior Practice Leader Environmental Transaction Services- job in Philadelphia

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Job Ref:  31007
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Philadelphia
21/10/2016 05:12
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

We have proven global delivery capabilities for transaction services and draw on our global expertise from across the wider WSP entity to offer a truly integrated environmental due diligence service. Our advice is always commercially focused and clearly communicated to private equity firms, law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and financial institutions. In addition to the traditional concerns like contamination liabilities and costs associated with environmental, health & safety (EHS) compliance, WSP quantifies liabilities resulting from other compliance and corporate responsibility issues such as: greenhouse gas reporting and permitting and other climate change risks, sustainability, carbon trading and energy efficiency, nanotechnology, supply-chain risks such as conflict minerals issues, product compliance risks, and corporate social responsibility.

About the Job

The ideal candidate brings significant consulting experience and client relationships and will provide leadership, strategic direction, and technical support to grow WSP's Environmental Transaction Services practice. As a senior leader, you will be fully accountable for successfully selling and consulting on environmental projects to build a sustainable business nationally, while networking with WSP's global services to share best practices across the industry. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior-level professional looking to advance their career to the next level and to make a significant impact by successfully growing the practice within WSP.

Responsibilities Include
      • Attract new clients, ensure customer satisfaction and build strong client relationships
      • Take charge of the development of new business with new and existing clients
      • Meet business financial targets
      • Prepare effective technical and price proposals
      • Lead the strategic planning process for the practice
      • Collaborate with other WSP practitioners to execute environmental services, including participating on teams comprised of professionals from multiple offices around the US and the globe
      • Oversee multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables
      • Serve as a role model to technical staff
      • Adhere to all company policies and accounting requirements
      • Position could be located anywhere for the right candidate

Job Requirements
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, business or a related field (MS degree preferred)
      • 15+ years of experience in the environmental consulting field working with legal and financial firms, and corporations
      • 10+ years of experience managing transaction services projects, including large portfolio projects
      • Proven business development experience for large, global transaction portfolios and client relationships supported by repeat business
      • Consistent "seller/doer" with a demonstrated track record of delivering personal multi-million dollar annual sales
      • Business intuition to understand the risks and challenges faced by the buyer
      • Solid understanding of environmental risks and liabilities associated with transactions including estimating costs associated with EHS compliance and remediation
      • Must be capable of working independently with minimal direct supervision
      • Experience in working with multi-cultural project teams
      • Team-oriented with excellent writing and presentation skills
      • Responsive to client requests and able to effectively manage multiple projects
      • Demonstrated technical aptitude

WSP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, disability, and life insurances, 401K plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more.

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Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document in either PDF or Word format.

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