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WSP Canada

Process Engineer

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP currently has an opportunity for a Senior Process Water/Wastewater Project Manager in the Process Water/Wastewater Group, with office locations across Ontario. The successful candidate will act as a design resource, project manager, and/or client manager within the Process Water/Wastewater Group, on local and international industrial water and wastewater treatment projects in a variety of sectors including food processing, mining and manufacturing. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in renewable energy (waste-to-energy) projects, as well as groundwater remediation and treatment projects.

The Process Water/Wastewater Group is a small, tight-knit group of industry professionals, with team members ranging from 30 years experience, to less than one. The team provides specialized design services for clients with unique challenges, with project locations across the globe. The team has expertise in traditional physical-chemical, aerobic, and anaerobic wastewater treatment, as well as emerging contaminants and practices, including the treatment of PFAS, and the development of renewable natural gas resources from waste digestion.

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:

You will be expected to manage new and existing multi-disciplinary engineering projects, and supervise engineering design. Typical types of projects include industrial sampling programs and data collection, feasibility studies, options evaluations, preliminary design, detailed design, troubleshooting and operations support for both new and existing facilities. Typical clients include light and heavy industrial facilities, mining operations, extractive industries, food processing facilities, automotive manufacturing, and some small municipalities.

You will be expected to take on duties as a project manager, working with Client Account Managers to prepare proposals and time/task matrices, developing and executing scopes of work, managing project financials and deliverables, and overseeing the work of Junior, Intermediate, and Senior EITs and Engineers. You will be expected to manage external resources for the execution of discipline-specific work for which expertise does not exist in the immediate team. This can include resources within WSP, and external resources such as subcontractors. You will be expected to manage subcontracts, health and safety plans, quality management plans, and other key project management documents.

You will be encouraged to take on new responsibilities, engage new clients, and bring forward new ideas for growing or optimizing the business. WSP provides opportunities for active engagement with management and leadership at all levels, as well as support programs for mentorship, leadership development, and mental health management.

Typical project phases and tasks may entail the following:
  • Design of industrial wastewater treatment systems; including wastewater characterization, bench and pilot-scale treatability evaluations, PFD and P&ID development, production of detailed engineering drawings and specifications, construction supervision, and commissioning
  • Economic and technical evaluation of treatment technologies
  • Design, specification, and tendering of major process equipment purchases
  • Economic and technical evaluation of specific treatment equipment
  • Permitting and regulatory submittals

Typical project management duties may include:
  • Managing task execution, and providing guidance to project personnel
  • Working with other disciplines and coordinating design tasks
  • Managing subcontractors
  • Reviewing and managing budgets and project spend
  • Maintaining a project schedule
  • Communicating with clients and managing expectations
  • Managing change
  • Developing health and safety documentation
  • Reviewing and approving billings

Typical proposal tasks can include:
  • Working with Client Account Managers (CAMs) and clients directly to develop scopes of work
  • Reading and understanding RFPs
  • Developing scope of work and time/task matrices
  • Working with other offices and business units to develop project teams
  • Visiting project sites to understand project requirements

What you'll bring to WSP:

You will possess a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field. You will have between 15 and 25 years of industry experience, with at least 5 years of experience in water/wastewater treatment design, or industrial facility design. The ideal candidate will:
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Possess a robust common-sense approach to problem solving
  • Possess a strong background in project management, and experience in industrial sectors, including: food processing, mining, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, metal finishing, petroleum, and general manufacturing
  • Have experience managing clients, preparing proposals, and estimating effort for tasks
  • Be self-motivated and proactive
  • Be enthusiastic to engage with the team, and seek out new and exciting opportunities

Additional desirable qualifications include:
  • Experience managing multi-discipline design teams in multiple jurisdictions
  • Project Management Certification
  • Registrations with Provincial Professional Organizations

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 2024-09-15

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