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WSP-USA Assistant Project Manager in Albany, New York

Assistant Project Manager

Req ID 1140

Assistant Project Manager

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

Be involved in projects with our PMCM Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client"s objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full Time Assistant Project Manager (Construction with a Civil Background emphasis) for our Albany NY client field office.

Your Impact

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance to New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Project Manager as directed

  • Provide assistance managing project plans, schedules, and monitoring of building construction, repair, and rehabilitation projects from planning stages through the completion of construction projects.

  • Provide assistance by actively tracking, monitoring, researching validity and compliance with Contract documents for all work from inception to final closure.

  • Communicate with Contractors and project team.

  • Provide assistance by managing RFI's, change orders, contract document review, shop drawings, submittals/approvals and other technical matters

  • Provide assistance managing forecast and cost scheduling

  • Provide assistance managing change orders review and the review of payments

  • Provide assistance managing project contract documents, codes, policies and procedures

  • Provide assistance managing field memorandums and field directives

  • Assist PM or EIC with payment application review, writing minutes of project meetings, preparing regular reports, field inspections as required and other duties related to construction site activities

  • Provide assistance reviewing contract claims & advise senior management

  • Travel throughout the region may be required, vehicle will be necessary with valid driver's license.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 0-1 years of professional experience construction planning, cost estimating, project scheduling, resource management (including labor, material, and equipment scheduling), and construction document reading and interpretation.

  • Must be able to manage the various projects using established controls and procedures and provide job site leadership in all areas of scheduling, safety, quality, coordination with the designers and any critical issues pertinent to the project or the client / facility.

  • OSHA 30 Certification Required

  • Strong Civil Engineering background with experience of inspection requirements for various trades

  • Have a full working knowledge of the change order and cost review process and the review / approval of contractor"s payment application.

  • Proficient in basic computer skills utilizing Windows / Outlook / Word / Excel and scheduling applications

  • Understanding of construction scheduling utilizing Primavera P6

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Valid driver"s license - Occasional travel within the region may be required.

  • Must be available to work alternate work hours on as needed basis.

  • Proven ability to adhere to WSP"s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • This hire will be contingent upon client selection and successful background check.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP"s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP"s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of NYS Building Code

  • Telecommunications project background is preferred

  • Experience in construction involving multiple phases of large-scale building/rehabilitation projects valued above $10 million, with knowledge of all facets of construction and construction documents.

  • Experience as an assistant project manager responsible for large scale projects valued above $10 million with an extensive knowledge of all facets of construction and construction documents.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit anaccommodation request ( to WSP’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - .

Additional Details

  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience

  • Minimum Years Experience: 0-1 years

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: ALBANY - STATE ST

  • All locations: US-NY-Albany


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, 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 buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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 essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

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