Will Hii, PE

Lead Consultant, Project Controls & Technology

Sector: Professional Services

Member Since, May 10, 2024

Open To Work

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  • I am open to working remotely Yes
  • I am open to being contacted by employers and recruiters Yes

About Me

I am a Lead Consultant, Project Controls at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm. As a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), I have hands-on design engineering experience which complements my role in project controls and program management. My key strengths are in process implementation, data wrangling and configuring project management information systems for major programs. I enjoy developing project/program insights from large datasets and building workflows for process automation. I have subject matter expertise (SME) in roadway transportation, design-build, owner program management, document/schedule/cost control, real estate and portfolio management.

Additionally, I am highly proficient in various tools used in developing project insights, reporting, business controls, and software solutions within the civil engineering industry such as Sharepoint, Procore, PowerBI, Looker Data Studio, ArcGIS, SQL, Big Query, Pivot tables to name a few.

I am passionate about developing solutions to improve the workflow process between Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors. To me, streamlining construction technology solutions for large-scale infrastructure is meaningful and fulfilling work with a ton of growth to fill in the coming years.

Apart from my professional career, I am an entrepreneur with a proven track record in e-commerce, real estate investing, and property management. These diverse skill sets and experience demonstrate I am agile and apply my problem-solving abilities in all environments.

Outside work, my interests generally include an active lifestyle such as hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing and travel (30+ countries). I am always open to connecting with ambitious driven professionals and building long-lasting relationships. Let’s chat!


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Engineering () Arizona State University

    Grade: 3.53 CGPA, cum laude Activities and societies: Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society), Concrete Canoe Construction Captain

  • 72 credit hours, Engineering (2024) Taylor's University

    -Received Tan Sri Dato Loy Hean Heong Scholarship -ADP Student Council -Competitor and Winner in Muay Thai Workshop

Work & Experience

  • WSP USA (2023 - Present ) Lead Consultant, Project Controls - Program Management, Data Analytics, Technology

    • Lead implementation and configuration of Project Management Information System (PMIS) tools for owner program management on several major construction programs with construction values up to $1B. • Design business controls solutions for program managers on processes and workflows for design and construction submittals, correspondence, document control, cost control and schedule controls. • Partner with owners, stakeholders, engineering and product teams to develop custom solutions tailored for owner program management. • Design data solutions, querying complex data sets and develop dashboards to provide cost, schedule, CapEx, OpEx business intelligence reporting to project executives. • Schedule Consultant for WSP@Google on external workforce for Global Real Estate Workspace Services (REWS) business controls team. • Developed cost control, earned value management and resource tracking PowerBI dashboards for New York Penn Station Reconstruction design project management team.

  • WSP USA (2022 - 2023 ) Senior Consultant, Project Controls - Program Management, Data Analytics, Technology

    PMIS/Software Implementation/Product Development: • Managed implementation of Sharepoint site and developed PowerBI dashboards for $800M roadway project; Arizona DOT’s largest urban freeway roadway reconstruction major design-build project. • Reviewed, monitored, and analyzed financial performance, project costs, schedule, labor compliance, and other performance parameters. • Tracked actuals against budgets, conduct variance analyses, report project financials, and respond to queries from project teams. • Designed and developed simple PowerApp forms for data input into source databases and integrate with PowerBI dashboards • Developed and maintained advanced project management performance tracking dashboards with custom KPIs and metrics using tools such as PowerBI and Google Looker Studio. Schedule and Business Controls: • Schedule management controls analyst on the external workforce for Google. Working with Google’s global real estate and workspace development portfolio central schedule controls team. • Tracking and managing schedule and financial data for a portfolio of over 400+ global development projects within various spreadsheets and databases. • Support business control processes and data management for Capital Planning, OpEx management and OpEx forecasting for Google’s Real Estate division. Engineering Design: • Supported transportation design engineering group on an as-needed basis on various tasks due to specialized expertise in drainage and GIS solutions.

  • WSP USA (2020 - 2023 ) Senior Consultant, Civil Engineer - Transportation, Design-Build, Program Management

    Program Management/Project Controls: • Led the implementation of Project Management Information System (PMIS)/Project Controls Suite with a user base of 100+ end users on an $800M+ Major Design-Build urban freeway reconstruction project for owner-side program management. • Primary point of contact and technical subject matter expert throughout the development and operations of the PMIS tool • Designed solutions and directed Product and Engineering teams to develop new features within the PMIS system • Conducted walkthroughs and training sessions on technical aspects for end-users • Gathered requirements from project owners and translated them into technical and business requirements • Drove the implementation of new product features and managed bug report triage and escalation using DevOps • Developed executive-level management dashboards and reports using PowerBI and GIS • Work with APIs to ingest data from SQL databases and GIS REST API databases • Designed and documented automated workflows for construction package submittal and review processes • Analyzed and compiled project data from multiple sources to perform project performance forensic analysis and provide relevant conclusions/recommendations to the project executives • Supported schedule management, project cash flow reporting, and assisted project PMs with financials, staffing projections, legal coordination, risk management, and change order management • Designed and developed a schedule audit analyzer tool using Power BI which extracts, transforms, and compares XML data directly from multiple Primavera P6 XER files Engineering Design: • Scoped, planned, and designed drainage systems for public sector projects, overseeing junior engineers and collaborating with project managers and stakeholders

  • HWLEXTRA (2020 - Present ) Founder - E-Commerce Retail Furniture Store

    Founded an eCommerce online retail store specializing in direct-to-consumer home furniture products using multichannel e-commerce marketplaces. Generated over $450,000+ in total revenue to date through 3000+ individual customer orders. • Hired and directed staff contractors to manage and develop e-commerce store • Coordinate and build relationships with wholesale suppliers • Product/Inventory management of up to 2000+ unique SKUs • Shopify website development and design • Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Shop, Instagram Shop setup and management • Automating business processes using Shopify apps, Zapier, Google Suite, Python, and Javascript • Marketing and Facebook Ads management, creative development, and product listings • Web and data scraping • Customer Service • Accounting and Business Development Strategy to remain relevant • Email/SMS remarketing campaigns using various Shopify apps - Projects completed: • Owned and developed Facebook marketplace messenger chatbot with Javascript • Owned and developed a python bot script to automate purchase orders with suppliers • Customized process to automated tracking number extraction using Zapier and email parsing • Automated order fulfillment • Automated stock inventory updates • XML data feeds for product listings

  • Self-employed (2017 - Present ) Real Estate Investor | Partnerships | Project Manager | Rental Operations

    Raised capital, acquired and manages a blended residential portfolio of fully stabilized cash flowing units yielding $200k+ in annual rental revenue. The portfolio consists of residential and commercial multi-family, single-family, and condominiums operated as a mix of long-term and short-term rentals. As an owner-operator, I implemented various automation software and workflows to streamline management processes and allow for remote management of assets. I am passionate about networking with real estate professionals to build connections. Real estate property management/investing experience: • Led investor partnering round • Set up business structure with LLCs, trusts, and banking • Project management of BRRRR deals. Tracking construction and property management cost, schedule, and delivery from various teams. • Coordinating remodeling, repairs, and maintenance • Hired and directed the property management team • Real Estate Underwriting (Cap rate, NOI, Cash on Cash analysis) • Obtained financing (conventional, commercial, DSCR) • Real Estate acquisition (via conventional and wholesale) • Insurance claim for substantial damage - Xactimate and fire restoration • Property listing on marketplaces and lease preparation upon successful tenant screening • Implementing automated tenant management systems and project management systems • Vacation Rental - Multi-Platform Listing set up and automation, Copywriting, Interior Design, Pricing automation, Guest Management, Vendor Management, Inventory and supplies, Quality Control • Manipulate and access MLS data to research potential deals • Leverage GIS and county assessor knowledge to perform research

  • Coe & Van Loo Consultants Inc. (2015 - 2016 ) Civil Engineer

    Engineer in stormwater department working on large master plan residential subdivisions and some site development work. Primary clients were nationally known home builders such as Shea Homes and Beazer Homes. • Performed drainage analysis for large residential master-plan community projects(>1000 lots). • Attended meetings with clients, stakeholders and project managers to discuss technical aspects of the project. • Performed Hydraulic & Hydrologic modeling with XPSWMM2D, RiverFlow2D, HECRAS, HEC-1, ArcGIS and Rational Method. • Analyzed and designed erosion protection and scour mitigation structures. • Designed onsite and offsite Retention/Detention basins, Catch Basins, Scuppers, Storm Drains and other drainage structures. • Prepared technical reports from preliminary to final engineering (PDR, FDR, CLOMR, LOMR etc.). • Prepared exhibits using ArcMap and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015.