One of the world's fastest-growing design, engineering and management consultancies, WSP employs 8,000 people across 35 different countries. Experts specialise in property, transport & infrastructure and environmental projects.
WSP is recognised as an industry leader. The firm is involved in some of the world's most significant, sensitive and high-profile projects. At the same time, the company also works with national governments to create sustainable transportation strategies. The company provides engineering solutions for landmark projects, such as the iconic Hungerford Bridge and Shard of Glass in London. WSP delivers road improvement programmes and intelligent transport systems. And all the time, the firm works hard to ensure solutions provided are not just innovative, but also counter the world's growing energy demands.
WSP people thrive on challenges. The company culture is about looking beyond the immediate surroundings, questioning received wisdom and embracing change. It's this ability to creatively overcome problems and find successful solutions to them that has seen WSP more than double its revenue and headcount across the world in the past six years. This is an exciting time to join this dynamic, forward-thinking organisation.
WSP is actively looking for motivated people, who are passionate about what they do, and with the ambition and drive to make a difference.
As a growing global business, the company is in a strong position to offer talented individuals the chance to realise their own career ambitions. It doesn't matter whether you're at the start of your career or looking to make the next step, as long as you live for a challenge, WSP would like to hear from you.
Training schemes accredited with ICE, IstructE and IHT
Structured in-house training via WSP University
Competitive starting salary
Contributory pension scheme
Locations cross the UK
Potential for overseas work
23 days holiday
Paid professional subscriptions
Performance-related bonus scheme
Dale Crutcher decided to wait until he had achieved his BEng in civil engineering from Cardiff University in June 2004 before he started applying for jobs. "I wanted to look around and research properly the best firm to work with," he explains.
Looking at buildings currently changing the London skyline led Dale to want to find out more about the stunning Shard of Glass tall building. "I saw that WSP is the engineer for this project, looked at their website and sent in an application letter along with my CV. Within three days I was invited to an interview," Dale said.
Dale joined the firm's bridge design team in the Swindon office in January 2005, and has not looked back since. "The office focuses on a contract with Network Rail, and I started by working on bridge assessments. This gave me a lot of experience with detailed calculations right from the start." Dale has now moved on to feasibility studies, looking at solutions for rail bridges that have failed an assessment. "I am also involved with the barrel roof feasibility at Paddington Station and the inspection and replacement of several other key structures," he says.
"As an employer, WSP is flexible and friendly," says Dale. "And compared to experiences friends are having at other major civil engineering firms, I think I have landed on my feet. They do look out for your best interests and it's fun, good firm to work for."
An emphasis on in-house training has got Dale firmly on course for professional chartered status. "You apply for courses through the in-house WSP University, there is a lot of help and support to get your training done," he says.
"WSP has a lot to offer us graduates," Dale concludes. "I think that this really is a company that is going places, I feel like I am part of an expanding organisation."