# Finance and Economics Transportation Consultant (ID# 44904) _Seattle, WA_
# Category: _CONSULTING_
# Job Type: _Full Time_
# Minimum Experience: _4-6_
# Required Education: _Bachelor's Degree_
# Job Description
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!
About the Group Advisory Services
Our Advisory Services practice is focused on providing project development, policy support, financial analysis, management consulting, economic analysis, and strategy support services to public and private infrastructure owners and operators across the transportation, building, energy, water and environmental markets. In this capacity, we work with executive and senior management to improve performance and ensure the application of industry leading practices to help address tomorrow’s infrastructure challenges today.
Additional information about WSP’s Advisory Services Group may be found at:
About the Position:
We are recruiting a highly motivated self-starter with a demonstrated interest in transportation and practical experience in infrastructure project development and finance to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team. We seek problem solvers who combine strong written and verbal communications skills, demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills, knowledge of the highway and tolling industry, and the ability to develop innovative solutions independently and master new concepts quickly to deliver high quality work.
We are looking for a Consultant I in our Systems Finance and Economics Business Line in Seattle, Washington. You will support the Tolling/Highway Project Development and Finance service area on engagements to advise public and private sector clients on the funding, finance, delivery and operations of major transportation projects, including those involving toll revenues or user fees, as well as a variety of related infrastructure management and policy issues. This position will entail supporting the team with tasks such as:
+ Operational reporting;
+ Evaluating alternatives and priorities;
+ Developing the business case for infrastructure investments;
+ Analyzing project and program funding and financing options;
+ Developing funding strategies;
+ Developing cash flows and financial models;
+ Developing operating and capital program estimates;
+ Reviewing and interpreting state and federal legislation and guidance;
+ Helping clients understand and meet grant requirements;
+ Performing quantitative analyses;
+ Evaluating concepts of operations and developing business rules;
+ Presenting business and financial analyses to clients;
+ Supporting systems engineering implementations; and
+ Providing strategic support in all phases of infrastructure planning and project development.
This Consultant position offers great opportunities for professional growth. You will work directly with industry thought leaders to identify and apply evolving requirements and innovative practices to large, highly visible projects across the United States.
# Job Requirements
The successful candidate will have the following skills, interests, and experiences:
+ Mandatory Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, economics, finance, urban or transportation planning, operations research, systems engineering, civil engineering, or related field
+ A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in the transportation, finance and or economics fields
+ Experience in tolling, road user charging or other pay per use areas is highly desirable
+ Experience in travel demand modeling, traffic simulation and/or forecasting is desirable
+ Advanced degree in business, economics, urban or transportation planning, civil engineering, public policy, or related field is desirable
+ Demonstrated strong analytical and quantitative skills, including practical experience with spreadsheet financial modeling
+ Management consulting or advisory experience is desired
+ Demonstrated ability to synthesize problems, think creatively, work independently, and deliver high quality work with minimal supervision
+ Demonstrated experience conducting research and presenting analytical results to stakeholders or clients
+ Ability to support and cultivate project leads and client relationships;
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills to present analytical results and recommendations
+ Ability to work in a team environment, both in person and virtually,
+ Ability to travel
+ Employment authorization to work in the United States immediately required
+ 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.
About WSP USA
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 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.www.wsp.com/usa
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 a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
WSP firmly commits itself to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with applicable laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), age, marital or registered domestic partnership status, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), political affiliation, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, participation in protected activity under applicable laws, or other legally protected classes or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.