WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 5,500 talented people across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. To find out more about working at WSP, our culture and values, please visit our website www.wsp.com.
As we’re striving to define and grow our advisory capability, including in the areas of urban and regional planning, precinct planning, strategy and social sustainability, we are looking for a Lead in our Cities Team in Melbourne.
This is a senior role that will provide leadership to multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of complex precinct projects.
Specifically, you will:
Lead a team to deliver strategic advisory services relating to site acquisition, new development feasibility studies, precinct master-planning, urban renewal, transit-oriented development, and urban economics
Work with master planners, urban designers, infrastructure engineers, government officials, and the public, to create optimal solutions to develop our cities and drive reform, precincts, places and spaces
Work with government agencies and private developers on both brownfield and greenfield precinct development
Manage your own projects with revenue of $100k-$10MM
Foster strong client relationships and play a significant part in work winning initiatives
Proactively identify high potential talent and foster a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing that generates long‐term learning and development of capability
Be innovative in how WSP provide solutions to complex client challenges
What we'll love about you
You have a strong understanding of the built environment and the economic, social, and political factors that can influence the planning and precinct development process.
You’re likely to have 15+ years of experience in planning, urban design, architecture or development and have contributed to projects of varying value.
You will also bring experience or skills in:
Managing multi-disciplinary design services and providing advisory services
Taking projects from early planning (incl. master-planning) through to delivery
Urban re-generation projects
Applying Smart Technologies and concepts in precinct development
Setting and achieving effective business, financial and profitability goals
Communicating win-win negotiation positions to influence and persuade all parties (e.g. private/public utility providers and the provision of infrastructure for precincts)
Taking decisive actions in complex and difficult negotiations
Compelling leadership style with the ability to inspire, motivate, encourage and influence others through a socially impactful style
Market eminence and positive client experience endorsement in the VIC market
What we will offer you
At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.
Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include: