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WSP Canada

Director of Operations - Remediation

Port Hope, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking a Director of Operations to support a growing Remediation program in Ontario.

This senior role will play a crucial part in overseeing and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our commercial operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in large-scale projects in the pre-contract phase, effective risk management practices and governance experience, and the ability to support delivery and control of strategic projects in accordance with commercial policies and procedures.

Please note we will consider candidates based in various locations throughout Ontario.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture ofInclusionandBelonging
  • OurFlexible Work Policy- we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • ACanadiansuccess story - we'reproudto wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhancethe world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstandingcareer opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open toyourideas and tryingnewthings.
  • A phenomenalcollaborativeculture and a workforce filled with genuinelygood peoplewho are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Operational Leadership: Lead, mentor, and inspire a high-performing commercial operations team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and innovation. Provide leadership to preconstruction, commercial, finance and project controls teams.
  • Commercial Management: Coordinating and leading contract and subcontract development and execution for all operations.
  • Process Improvement: Identify areas for process optimization, efficiency enhancement, and implement best practices to streamline operations within preconstruction and project management teams.
  • Resource Management: Manage resource allocation, including personnel, equipment, and technology, to optimize productivity and meet project deadlines.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage the operations budget, monitor financial performance, and implement cost-control measures as necessary.
  • Risk Management: Assess and mitigate operational risks, develop contingency plans, and implement safety and compliance protocols.
  • Project Controls and Finance: Lead Project Controls and Finance personnel to assure that end life forecasting and cost/value reporting is undertaken in accordance with relevant Company policies such that the appropriate revenues, provisions, and accruals are recognized.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • A university degree or above in environmental science, engineering, business studies, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience in an engineering consulting, construction, energy, or natural resources environment.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of commercial, economic, and business issues relating to the construction, or related industry.
  • Strong business acumen and financial management experience, developing, tracking and forecasting on annual budgets exceeding $100M annually
  • Experience with the preparation and administration of commercial contracts, administration of KPI schemes, cost value analysis and reporting, subcontract award and administration, risk management and dispute resolution.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success in team management and leadership, with a focus on fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Eligible for Reliability security clearance (individual must have 3 full years of verifiable history in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand and/or Australia).

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.
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