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WSP Canada

Operations Manager, Land Development and Municipal Engineering

Posted 6 days ago

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Operations Manager - Southwest Ontario, Land Development and Municipal Engineering

WSP is currently seeking an Operations Manager for Southwest Ontario to join our Land Development and Municipal Engineering (LDME) team, based out of our Kitchener office, with hybrid flexible office locations available.

With your local knowledge of the development community, municipal authorities and regulatory agencies, you will be supported by a strong experienced team and will be responsible for:
  • building a team,
  • business development, and
  • delivering projects.

WSP's LDME team is a close-knit, collaborative team which prides itself on its long-standing relationships of trust with many of the developers, Municipalities, Townships, Cities and Regions across Ontario and Canada.

Partnering with other internal disciplines across WSP, the team is responsible for delivering long-term, both small scale and complex projects in Land Development, covering the entire project life-cycle from conceptual planning & design, through to construction management and client hand-over.

As Operations Manager, your responsibilities will cover Leadership and Strategic growth, staff development, client management, business development, and project delivery for the Southwest Ontario region. You will form partnerships both internally and externally and will be integral to developing and executing project delivery strategy. You will manage financial and technical aspects of all projects through the full project lifecycle from early project phase, proposals and business development activities, to overseeing engineering, design & approvals to office assistance for contract administration and construction.

A day in the life:
  • Strategic Planning to increase market share for WSP in Land Development and Municipal Engineering
  • Build Team in local Kitchener Office
  • Develop and Mentor staff
  • Business Development with existing and new clients and Cross-Selling with other disciplines at WSP (including preparation of proposals and services contracts)
  • Oversee Management of projects to ensure client expectations and WSP standards are met;
  • Oversee Project approvals acting as a liaison between client and approving authorities;
  • Oversee Financial Management of Projects;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • 10+ years of experience in a consulting environment focused on Southwest Ontario land development projects;
  • Extensive project management experience on land development and municipal engineering projects;
  • Registered as a P. Eng. in Ontario;
  • Expert knowledge of the land development approvals process in Ontario with emphasis on the region of Southwest Ontario
  • Strong client management skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong financial and project management skills;
  • Valid driver's license in Ontario; and
  • Well-developed network within the land development industry;

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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