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WSP Canada

Manager, Bridges and Civil Structures

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Manager, Bridges and Civil Structures for our Bridges, Highways & Roads line, located in Thornhill. This position will lead a team of professionals, technicians, and support staff in the delivery of our bridge program in the area. Reporting directly to the Discipline Director the candidate will provide technical, management and financial leadership, as well as client management to our business practice.

As a member of the Bridges, Highways & Roads group, you will be given opportunities to apply your education and experience on complex construction projects. You will be challenged to manage multiple priorities, multiple projects, meet tight deadlines, and maintain a very high quality. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals with excellent communication skills both internally with staff and externally with clients. The candidate should also have experience with business development, client interactions and project delivery.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible 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.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who 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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Accountability for the overall performance of the department under their direction, including meeting established revenue and profitability targets, effective management of invoicing, accounts receivable and other financial metrics.
  • Develop technical expertise for the execution of projects. Provide leadership and mentoring in the development of technical staff.
  • Provide leadership and expertise with client management.
  • Responsibility for overall resource management, including recruitment, team building, staff development and performance management. Implement and track career development plans for staff within the department to support skills development, effective succession management, career pathing and staff retention. Responsible for the salary review process for the unit in collaboration with business line management and the HR department.
  • Working with Team Leads/Project Managers to monitor the overall performance of projects being undertaken by the department, ensuring effective and proactive management of project finances, scope, schedule, quality and effective client service. Provide leadership and support to ensure consistent and effective use of corporate project management tools.
  • Working with the Discipline Director as part of the Discipline management team, to establish discipline-specific strategies, budgets, goals and objectives consistent with, and supportive of, broader Business Line and Corporate strategies.
  • Supporting business improvement and growth initiatives, providing effective leadership and change management to engage staff.
  • Working with the Discipline Director on the coordination of business development efforts within the Region, including the building, managing and maintaining of client relationships. Through these strong relationships the manager will help to identify opportunities in the project pipeline and gather data/insights to support preparation of effective proposals. Engage staff in BD initiatives as appropriate.
  • Monitoring and managing overall workload and staffing levels within the department to maintain overall utilization at desirable levels. Work with the Discipline Director and other managers to support inter-office collaboration and resource/work sharing to balance workloads and meet project delivery objectives across the Discipline.
  • Driving productivity, motivation, and performance. Ensure compliance with established quality and production procedures. Provide leadership to sustain a culture of continual improvement and client satisfaction.
  • Uphold the company's core values and maintain Health and Safety at the highest level.
  • While the Department Manager is involved in some billable work, their utilization and project commitments must be managed to ensure an appropriate level of attention to their primary management and leadership responsibilities.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • University degree in Civil or Structural Engineering;
  • Eligible for a Professional Engineer license in Ontario
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in a design consultancy environment and project management capacity on design assignments for Metrolinx, the MTO or other municipalities within Ontario
  • 5+ years of managing and mentoring technical staff
  • Experience within an engineering consulting environment is an asset;
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, communication and customer relationship skills are essential;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and written) with the internal and external clients and stakeholders, and build well-developed teams and positive relationships;

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 2024-07-10

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