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WSP Canada

Director of Operations, Remediation

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Are you a seasoned construction professional with a passion for leadership and innovation? Look no further! We're seeking a dynamic Director of Operations to lead our high-performing Remediation team in Ontario.

You will play a crucial part in overseeing and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our Remediation Program. In this role, you'll inspire and mentor our growing team, drive contract execution, optimize processes, manage resources and budgets, and mitigate risks. 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:

Inspire Excellence:
  • Lead, mentor, and ignite a high-performing commercial operations team.
  • Cultivate a collaborative, accountable, and innovative culture.
  • Coordinate and spearhead contract and subcontract development and execution across all operations.

Process Optimization Champion:
  • Identify areas for efficiency enhancement and implement best practices.
  • Streamline preconstruction and project management processes.
  • Optimize productivity by managing personnel, equipment, and technology.

Financial & Risk Stewardship:
  • Develop and oversee the operations budget.
  • Monitor financial performance and implement cost-control measures.
  • Guide Project Controls and Finance personnel in accurate forecasting and cost/value reporting.
  • Assess and mitigate operational risks.
  • Implement safety and compliance protocols.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • A university degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, or other related field.
  • More than 10 years of related experience in an engineering consulting, construction, energy, or natural resources.
  • Demonstrate strong financial management skills, including budget development, tracking, and forecasting for annual budgets exceeding $100M.
  • Exhibit excellent knowledge of commercial, economic, and business aspects related to the construction industry.
  • Experience handling the preparation and administration of commercial contracts, cost-value analysis and reporting.
  • 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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-09

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