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WSP Canada

National Vice President, Water & Wastewater

Posted 3 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

At WSP, we envision the Water & Wastewater (W&WW) sector as a sea of opportunities. We're seeking a Vice President, Water & Wastewater, to lead our diverse team of 300+ members.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, you'll foster growth in the W&WW sector, build customer relationships, enhance financial performance, and contribute to our goals. Your innovative leadership and technical expertise will drive our strategic plan and create an inclusive environment where all team members are engaged and excited about the opportunities in this market.

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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Unite and Lead: Guide the work of Vice-Presidents and Directors, bringing national teams together to support all business growth objectives.
  • Drive Growth: Leverage your W&WW expertise and client networks to fuel our business growth.
  • Team Builder: Lead and develop key team members, aligning resources for our W&WW sector.
  • Strategic Acquirer: Use your market knowledge to identify potential acquisitions for WSP Global.
  • Strategize and Forecast: Develop operating plans and financial forecasts in collaboration with the business line executive and the finance leader.
  • Implement and Excel: Lead the implementation of the operating plan and its objectives, focusing on people development, client relations, project delivery excellence, quality, and financial performance.
  • Mitigate and Deliver: Direct Leaders on measures to mitigate project performance issues and risks, ensuring successful delivery on contractual commitments and financial targets to meet client expectations and exceed profitability targets.
  • Engage and Retain: Foster a high-performance culture and complete integration to a one WSP culture, ensuring a high degree of employee engagement and low turnover of staff.
  • Optimize and Profit: Optimize financial performance including net revenue, operating margin, and DSO (receivables).
  • Collaborate and Satisfy: Work with peers nationally and globally to leverage technical expertise, ensure client satisfaction, and implement best practices.
  • Prioritize and Uphold: Ensure that WSP programs of health, safety & environment; and ethics & compliance are an overriding part of the organizational culture

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Seasoned Professional: Engineer with 15+ years of leadership in the W&WW sector.
  • People Leader: Proven ability to create a high-performance environment and empower teams.
  • Strategic Thinker: Expertise in addressing growth opportunities and balancing risk-taking.
  • Business Developer: Track record of client engagement and business development.
  • Team Influencer: Ability to drive a high caliber team to higher performance levels.
  • Relationship Manager: Advanced skills in managing relationships and achieving results.
  • Innovation Champion: Advocate for technical innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
  • Globe Trotter: Openness to national and international travel.

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 2024-09-13

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