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WSP Canada


Toronto, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Planner/ Scheduler to join our Rail and Transit team in Ontario. Reporting to Rail Project Controls Manager - Rail Systems Engineering, the Rail Planner/Scheduler is responsible for developing the schedule based on scope of work, work breakdown structure, and activities. The Planner/Scheduler will work with all engineering teams and other stakeholders to create the baseline schedule, and monitor and update the schedule, with focus on critical path and labour estimates. As a senior member of the Rail Systems Engineering team, you will be given opportunities to apply your experience on large, complex projects. You will be challenged to manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines, and maintain very high quality. You will support project execution in Rail Systems with a team of Chief Engineers and Specialists across Rail Systems disciplines (Systems Engineering, Signals, Electrification Systems, Data Communications, and Project Controls), Systems Engineers, Signals Engineers, Analysts, and Coordinators.

Why 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.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • 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.


A day in the life:
  • Work daily with Primavera P6 scheduling program to prepare engineering and procurement schedules for Rail Systems projects. Analyze regularly and prepare reports for the purpose of dispute resolution.
  • Plan sequence of operations, develop the baselines to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet completion deadlines, perform labour forecasting and levelling, identify the critical path, revise schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Identify problems or conflicts in the project schedule for the purpose of mitigating the impact of these risks.
  • Coordinate and update schedules with actual progress and forecast remaining durations, project milestones, and completion dates.
  • Develop and implement earned value systems that accurately measure project progress and performance.
  • Collaboratively conduct reviews with all internal and external stakeholders, to ensure plans are realistic and achievable. Incorporate inputs into Master Schedule.
  • Prepare schedule risk analysis to forecast contingencies for regular reporting to project teams & management.
  • Translate change orders (proposed and agreed) into a sequential work schedule, and perform what-if analyses to analyze various scenarios and recommend workable solutions.
  • Carry out delay analysis for claims, review and recommend on extension of time claims or requests.
  • Prepare and issue schedule analysis narratives and reports including recommendations for corrective actions that are used by project teams to manage work.
  • Ensure scheduling quality compliance on Schedules, meeting PMI and Company Standards.
  • Analyze specifications and performs mathematical calculations to determine production processes, tools, and human resource requirements.
  • Prepare regular status reports for senior management and project managers.
  • Prepare lists of required labor resources, materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Work to tight schedules, be flexible, motivate junior staff, and travel on short notice

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College in Engineering, Management, or Business.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Program/Project Management.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a Planning / Scheduling role supporting major rail projects.
  • PMP certification is a strong asset.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software and database management, especially MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project, and Primavera P6.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, MS Outlook, and MS Visio
  • Strong technical, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong administrative support background and organizational abilities.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex planning/scheduling and general project controls information to varied audiences including clients, departmental management, engineering, project/construction management, and project teams.
  • Proven experience to define the cost and schedule baselines, measure variances, create bottom-up and top-down estimates, and develop action plans.
  • Experience in policies and procedures development.
  • A general and practical understanding of construction, timelines, and practices, including information about financial, scope, risk, performance, and quality

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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