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Solar Project Manager
Offices
plano, TX westminster, CO middleton, WI minnetonka, MN
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Project Management
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Solar Project Manager to join our renewables team. This position is located in Minneapolis, Madison, Denver, and Plano. The Project Manager will manage, direct, and coordinate all aspects of work related to development and construction of Solar Farms. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the overall project scope, schedule, cost and risk management as well as establishing and maintaining a professional and satisfactory relationship with subcontractors, the Westwood Project Team, the client, other consultants working for the client, regulatory agencies, and any other project stakeholder. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages overall project performance (quality, scope, schedule, cost, communication, resource issues, risks and customer satisfaction), utilizing the resources of team members.
  • Serves as primary point-of-contact by establishing, maintaining and managing customer, subcontractor, and joint venture partner's expectations (where applicable) relating to project performance.
  • Prepare proposals, assist in presentations and participate in contract negotiations. Additionally prepare work orders, change orders or purchase orders as scope changes occur.
  • Reports project status and performance data as required to management, project sponsors and other stakeholders.
  • Plans, monitors, and controls the project throughout its life-cycle (bid, contract award, project development, project engineering/design, procurement, construction, close out).
  • Work closely with the project team to confirm deliverables and services are being provided to the client’s satisfaction. Work with the project team to cross sell additional Westwood services and products
  • At any given time could be involved in a combination of:
  • Managing a major project.
  • Managing several minor projects.
  • Mentoring others. (based on PMI's PMBOK®)
  • Assist in marketing and business development activities.
  • Developing Westwood’s Processes and Standards for managing Projects.
  • Developing Standards for Project Execution (Checklists, Flowcharts, etc.)
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Transmission Engineering Intern
Offices
lansdale, PA minnetonka, MN west henrietta, NY
Categories
Transmission and Distrubution
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Transmission Engineering Intern to join our team. The Transmission Engineering Intern will be part of an electric powerline design team and will be responsible for applying their relevant coursework and experience to the engineering and design of multiple power projects ranging from small “quick turn-around” to large complex transmission line designs for public & private electric utilities, wind & solar developers as well as government agencies. This position provides the opportunity to directly apply your knowledge of engineering to design energy infrastructure projects. As a Transmission Engineering Intern, you will learn about and apply ACI, IBC, NESC, ASCE and other applicable standards in the engineering design and will perform engineering analyses, plans and specifications, as well as material procurement and construction documents with the assistance of Senior Engineers. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with engineers to obtain training and basic knowledge in the use of PLS-Cadd, MFAD, AutoCAD, and other design software used by Transmission Engineers. • Prepare and review design documents for construction, including plan & profiles, structure drawings, structure layout drawings, bill of materials and foundations design drawings.• Learn about client interests and help develop approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work. • Actively coordinate with internal and external team members on power projects.• Travel to project sites as necessary to gather data and interface with clients.
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Archaeological Principal Investigator
Offices
westminster, CO las vegas, NV
Categories
Environmental
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Archaeological Principal Investigator to join our team in our Las Vegas, NV office. This position offers the opportunity to perform and direct field studies, desktop review, technical studies, and project permitting to a variety of private renewable energy and land development clients.  The successful candidate will be seeking opportunity for growth working on a variety of development projects across the country. We are looking for an individual with enthusiasm about his/her work, and with a strong commitment to client service and technical excellence. This individual will directly oversee and conduct projects in a team environment supporting existing cultural resource staff at times and working independently at other times.  There will be additional emphasis on cultivating new regional clients and business development. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will have experience with background research, field surveys and technical report preparation. There will also be focus on business development as we grow Cultural Resources services throughout the region. The position requires excellent communication, organizational skills, and the ability to independently conduct project tasks. Typical tasks include:
  • cultural resources file reviews
  • assessing site risk profiles
  • drafting proposals and work plans
  • leading document preparation in a team environment
  • preparing or supervising the preparation of cultural resource technical reports
  • coordinating with clients and sub consultants
  • consultation with federal and state agencies
  • direct supervision of field investigations
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Project Assistant
Offices
san antonio, TX
Categories
Administration
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Project Assistant (PA) to join our Land Division team in our San Antonio, TX office. The Project Assistant will be responsible for data integrity, document management, and best practice implementation on projects. The PA supports Project Managers in the success of the project through the administrative/professional side of project management. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist Market Leaders (MLs) and Project Managers (PMs) with various admin tasks relating to proposals, Vision, Smartsheet entry/tracking
  • Proposal support, generation, formatting, and branding
  • System expertise such as Deltek Vision and contracting software
  • Data input and data integrity management
  • Prepare meeting agendas and take meeting notes for MLs, as requested
  • Other misc. administrative and operational functions as directed by the MLs and PMs such as managing project schedules and client agendas
  • Create letters, memos, correspondence, etc. for the MLs and PM, as requested. Schedule meetings, notify attendees, and coordinate rooms, etc., for the Land Leaders as requested.
  • Serve as a backup for Office Administrators, when needed
  • Agency and client deliveries
  • Tasks such as transmittals, printing, and scanning.
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Landscape Architecture Intern
Offices
dallas, TX fort worth, TX austin, TX houston, TX
Categories
Planning and Landscape Architecture
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Landscape Architecture Intern to join our Landscape team in one of our Texas offices. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Landscape Architect, preforms entry level design tasks, project coordination, and training. Works cooperatively as part of a design team and with other professionals in engineering and survey to produce detailed construction drawings, exhibits, graphics, renderings and computations. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Successfully performs basic design assignments on various projects as assigned.
  • Maintains effective communications, both verbal and written, with other landscape team members, both in the location they are assigned and throughout the firm.
  • Uses good time management methods and habits to meet schedule requirements.
  • Uses developed organizational skills to complete assignments efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Effectively uses current computer aided design and production software to maximize efficiency of production.
  • Contributes to a positive environment and team approach for all assignments.
  • Consistently uses the standards and procedures set in place.
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sUAS Pilot
Offices
westminster, CO
Categories
Aerial Mapping / Remote Sensing
Westwood Professional Services, Inc.  is seeking a sUAS Pilot to join our team. Westwood’s growing Geospatial Department provides professional-level products to its clients, leveraging the latest in industry technology. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Represent Westwood in a professional demeanor in all public and client interactions.
  • Safely and efficiently conduct sUAS missions across the US.
  • Master new sUAS, sensors, and software.
  • Review all internal flight requests to ensure all flights comply with FAA regulations, internal policies, and client standards.
  • Provide flight and sensor training to all new pilots.
  • Provide recurrent training and annual check-offs.
  • Document process and procedures.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with all clients and associates.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and vehicles in the Remote Sensing fleet.
  • Take ownership of the position and contribute to the furthering of the team’s mission.
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Geotechnical Graduate Engineer
Offices
westminster, CO middleton, WI minnetonka, MN
Categories
Geotechnical Engineering
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Geotechnical Graduate Engineer to join our team. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in geotechnical site investigations, assignment and assessment of geotechnical laboratory tests, preparation of investigation reports, and application of site data to analyses and design.
  • Interpret and analyze geotechnical data to establish type, classification and engineering characteristics of materials. Complete or assist with geotechnical engineering analyses including, but not limited to, seepage, slope stability, bearing capacity, rotational stiffness, liquefaction, and settlement analyses.
  • Keep management advised of work status, workload, problems and progress as related to work assignments.
  • Participate in preparation of proposals, bid documents and capital cost estimates, construction drawings and design reports.
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Substation Lead Engineer - P&C
Offices
lansdale, PA lake mary, FL austin, TX huntersville, NC westminster, CO middleton, WI minnetonka, MN raleigh, NC
Categories
Substation
Substation Engineer - P&CWestwood Professional Services, Inc.Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Substation Engineer - P&C to join our team. The Substation P&C Engineer serves as an engineer on electric substation design projects for high-voltage utility systems and renewable energy interconnection projects. He/she will apply NESC, NEC, and other applicable codes and standards in the engineering design and will also independently produce: one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, potential and current schematics, control schematics, alarm schematics, protection and control specifications, and I/O mapping. He/she should be familiar with protection scheme functionality. However, ability to develop relay settings and associated points mapping is not required but preferred. He/she will also work with other internal and external project stakeholders to ensure project milestones and expectations of contracted services are met. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs all aspects of design for high voltage (4kV – 230kV) and EHV (above 230kV) substation projects to include:
    • Development of
      • One-line diagrams
      • Three-line diagrams
      • Potential and current schematics
      • Control schematics
      • Alarm schematics
      • Communications schematics
      • Wiring Diagrams
      • Protection and control specifications (Preferred)
      • I/O mapping (Preferred)
      • Points mapping (Preferred)
      • Relay settings (Preferred)
      • Documentation for Design Calculations
      • Construction Documentation (Sequence and RFP)
    • Technical Support
      • Procurement
      • Construction
    • Active Coordination
      • Ability to work seamlessly with a P&C Designer to develop the above listed schematics as well as the associated wiring diagrams.
      • Ability to coordinate efforts with other various external and internal project team members, with familiarity in identifying when coordination is needed with certain design disciplines such as transmission line engineers, distribution line engineers, telecom engineers, etc.
    • Other Expectations
      • Keenly focused on production of high-quality work and supports continuous improvement efforts.
      • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
      • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers and may determine the key clients in some instances.
      • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work.
      • Serves as a technical specialist for system protection and communication and has knowledge and skillset to provide consultation and guidance to project teams.
      • Remove any impediments that are obstructing the engineering team from achieving its goals.
      • Works to advise Management about how to maximize ROI for the team.
      • Attending all client technical review meetings.
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Water/Wastewater Project Engineer
Offices
las vegas, NV
Categories
Civil Engineering
Project Engineer - Las Vegas, NevadaWestwood Professional Services, Inc.Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Project Engineer to join our Water/Wastewater service team in our Las Vegas, Nevada office. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. Our ideal candidate will have 5+ years of diverse water/wastewater design experience. Candidates must have a willingness to perform a variety of tasks supporting various project types and project managers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work as a key member of a water/wastewater design team under the direction of various Project Managers. Job duties may include, but are not limited to: • Work with a team in the preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for projects of various size and complexity• Prepare plan documents and supporting design calculations• Prepare detailed construction drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D• Produce high quality work and implement and maintain quality assurance procedures• Oversee the technical aspects of various projects• Coordinate with other disciplines, support services and subconsultants• Coordinate with government agencies, utility providers or other outside agencies• Coordinate with Clients depending on project role.• Identify applicable codes, standards or other design requirements• Prepare technical specifications and cost estimates• Perform field reviews and other assessments for use in design• Participate in contract bidding, provide limited observation during construction, review submittals and RFIs• Represent clients and firm in meetings with governmental agencies• Develop and track milestones to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery• Make decisions independently in regard to various issues and methods• Mentor, train and/or supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel• Prioritize and manage own workload and manage junior staff's work• Ensures division, regional, and company values, policies and practices are consistently followed within the survey service.• Lead by example – display solid judgment, good values, trust, honesty, openness, and professionalism.
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Local Water/Wastewater Service Leader
Offices
scottsdale, AZ
Categories
Civil Engineering
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Local Water/Wastewater Service Leader to join our team in our Phoenix, AZ office. The primary responsibilities for the Local Water/Wastewater Service Leader includes; partnering with the local market leaders to implement the land division strategic plan, business development and operations for the Water/Wastewater Service in the local office. This role is also responsible for the mentoring and development of the service staff in the office. The Local Water/Wastewater Service Leader will work with the Division Service Leader and local market leaders to develop annual business plans and a strategy and vision for maximizing Westwood’s share of the local Water/Wastewater Service. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works with Division Service Leader and local market leaders to:
    • Develop and implement a strategic plan
    • Advance service initiatives in the office
    • Supports the goals of the division.
    • Provide advice in hiring decisions
    • Identify technical resource needs as it relates to the service groups.
    • Develop short- and long-term growth plans for the service.
    • Develop and implement standards for work products specific to the service such as design standards, reports, specifications, data files, etc.
  • Provides leadership, mentoring and empowerment to service team in the office
  • Partners with local market leaders on project proposal efforts, including scope and fee, for water/wastewater service components.
  • Ensures company culture, policies and procedures are consistently implemented within the service team in the office.
  • Stay current on service-specific trends, technology, software, hardware and equipment. Drive value based on innovation.
  • Implement, monitor and maintain procedures and quality standards for the service group.
  • Responsible for service-based workload coordination within the company
  • Support market-based and/or service-based business development in the office by providing technical expertise and water/wastewater revenue generation
  • Participate in Westwood’s wellness and safety program and ensure the practices are being implemented within the service group.
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