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WSP USA Regional Manager, Facilities- Mid-west, SWMT/Texas in Des Moines, Iowa

Regional Manager, Facilities- Mid-west, SWMT/Texas

Req ID 15830

Regional Manager, Facilities- Mid-west, SWMT/Texas

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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

Reports to Western US Director

Regional Manager, Facilities- Mid-west, SWMT/Texas is leadership role with our US Workplace Team. This role will be responsible for working with the Western U.S. Director of Facilities overseeing and supporting Facilities teams within assigned area. Duties include managing day-to-day facility operations, managing facilities budgets, directing routine maintenance, responding to emergencies, managing risk, managing facilities contractors and suppliers, ensuring adherence to building security and safety policies, overseeing processes, and measuring performance toward continuity for assigned office locations. The successful candidate will also provide strong leadership in coordinating resources to maximize the successful operations of properties and ensure a proactive management to meet WSP’s long-term goals.

Your Impact

  • Lead the facilities component of the offices, ensuring that responsibilities are documented, efficiencies are achieved, and processes are streamlined to achieve client-focused outcomes.

  • Manage all facilities systems to ensure they are effective and cater to a growing business.

  • Support and manage the effective functioning of the regional facilities team.

  • Manage budgets to ensure costs are managed effectively.

  • Manage all building(s) matters, including contractors, maintenance and repairs, service disruptions, and signage.

  • Management of office(s) space allocation and seating plans.

  • Management of agile workplace plans (where applicable).

  • Assist with project management of internal moves and small fit-out projects or relocations if required.

  • Liaison with building management and after-hours access and issues.

  • Provide technical advice on process equipment to Operations and Facility groups as required.

  • Verify and ensure the monitoring of equipment and building areas such as HVAC, boiler systems, chillers, compressors, roof systems, and janitorial services.

  • Oversees physical security infrastructure, access controls, and policies.

  • Manage corrective measures from audits/assessments to ensure compliance with HSE obligations and policies.

  • Respond to and rectify all HSE issues related to buildings, furniture, and office equipment.

  • Actively monitor and coordinate emergency evacuation exercises.

  • Procurement of all ergonomic equipment/furniture as recommended by the HSE team.

  • Work closely with procurement to manage all facilities-related suppliers, including all paperwork, to ensure compliance with company policies.

  • Liaise with and collaborate with other facilities managers to ensure consistency of service delivery nationally. Provide mentoring and support to ensure team members are maximizing their potential.

  • Coordination and training of facilities staff.

  • In collaboration with HR, manage the recruitment of Facilities staff.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma of Business Administration (or equivalent).

  • Minimum 7 + years of experience in a similar role.

  • Proficient in MS Office, Outlook, MS SharePoint, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Be flexible in your work by adjusting to multiple demands / shifting priorities.

  • Anticipate issues; generate new ideas, participate in team discussions, and confidently action new or modified approaches to the role while always seeking to add value.

  • Utilize excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Exercise sound judgment and utilize your management skills to achieve positive outcomes.

  • Prioritize workloads to effectively perform all duties in relation to the provision of facilities support of the office in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Provide a high-quality service to maximize successful outcomes.

  • Conduct all external and internal client interactions while displaying a ‘can do’ attitude.

  • Exercise judgment and work without immediate supervision or direction while maintaining open communication with the executive and facilities teams.

  • Ability to balance quality, excellence, and timely delivery in all aspects of work.

  • Travel 30%

Preferred Qualifications

  • FMP or CFM.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Experience in facilities build-outs and move management.

  • Experience with management of third-party maintenance vendors. Experience with the management of a portfolio of locations.

  • Experience in aspects of hazardous waste management.


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.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 30%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: CHICAGO - 30 N LASALLE ST

  • All locations: US-IA-Des Moines, US-ID-Boise, US-IL-Chicago, US-KS-Kansas City, US-KS-Wichita, US-MI-Detroit, US-MI-Farmington Hills, US-MS-Madison, US-ND-Bismarck, US-ND-Williston, US-NE-Lincoln, US-OH-Cincinnati, US-OH-Cleveland, US-OH-Columbus, US-SD-Rapid City, US-TX-Austin, US-TX-Dallas, US-TX-Houston, US-WI-Madison, US-WI-Milwaukee, US-WI-Pewaukee

About WSP

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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.