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Senior Port and Rail Planner ID 40192

Company name

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Construction, Planning, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Transportation

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

Valid Through
Apr 19,2019

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Be involved in projects with our Maritime Planning Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. The Maritime Planning Team develops conceptual plans for port goods movement and intermodal rail operating facilities. Our clients include marine terminal operators, public port authorities, railroads, labor management organizations, and investment banks. WSP USA’s planning team created PRIME, a unique integrated planning and analysis platform, used by WSP’s maritime planners worldwide, and the focus of continuing innovation. Our knowledge and tools have made us a trusted resource for clients requiring rapid, robust responses to port development challenges.

The Maritime Technical Excellence Center at WSP USA provides diverse strategic consulting, planning, engineering design, and construction management services for the ports and intermodal market sector. Our group comprises highly-motivated analysts, planners, and engineers with a variety of technical backgrounds including economists, business analysts, operations analysts, and civil, environmental, ocean and structural engineers. We serve public and private clients across the US and the world. Our strength derives from the diversity of our work and our staff, and from our deep commitment to the community we serve.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP USA is currently seeking a motivated Senior Port and Rail Planner

in our Oakland, California

office to lead marine and intermodal terminal operations analysis and planning efforts, assist with client relationship management, and execute projects across North America and internationally. The position offers ample opportunities to work on major port, marine, and intermodal rail projects, to work with a broad team of experienced professionals, and to participate in the continuing development of innovative systems and technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Port and facility master planning

Maritime and rail operational site planning

Operations analysis

Capacity modeling

Cost modeling

Phasing and development programming

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Ten (10) years of experience in the ports, marine, and/or intermodal rail design markets

Five (5) years of experience in leading personnel with diverse backgrounds; developing client relations; successfully winning project work; developing and maintaining project scopes, schedules, budgets; and mentoring staff

Excellent oral and written English communications skills

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field

Professional registration in a design profession

Ability to travel internationally without constraint

Possession of, or eligibility for, a TSA Transportation Worker Identity Credential

Mastery of Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Science in related field

Self-directed and self-motivated

Experience in transportation terminal operations

Experience in use of Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Visual Basic

Strong presentation skills

Strong graphical sense

Demonstrated ability to market or sell professional services


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of 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 transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability 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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Together WSP and GENIVAR are one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. We provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment. We have 14,500 employees, based in more than 300 offices, across 35 countries, on every continent.

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