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WSP Canada

Project Director, Major Projects

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP Canada is growing and our ERI (Energy, Resources and Industry) division has an opportunity to add a Director of Project Management to its Major Projects team.

As the Director of Project Management you will be a strong program manager with an ability to lead and manage a team of Project Managers and Directors overseeing complex major projects. You will have strong governance and decision-making skills to be able to foster and manage current projects as well as potential business opportunities with our various clients. Reporting to the Vice President of Major Projects, the successful candidate will ideally be based in one or other of our offices located in Toronto, Sudbury, Calgary or Montreal.

Our Major Projects division supports our clients from coast to coast. Over the decades, we have developed a wide range of services and our expertise is recognized throughout the market. Our experts work together to provide our clients services that live up to our vision of meeting the highest industry standards and innovating to exceed them. #WSP-ERI

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:
  • Make recommendations and be involved with important decision making on highly technical and complex aspects of WSP projects. Able to put together rough concepts for execution by others;
  • Actively leads project planning, resourcing, staffing, de-staffing, supply and subcontract management;
  • Provide oversight and governance on the various major project ongoing within the ERI major projects team;
  • Participate in business development objectives including proposal reviews, client meetings during bid periods and contract negotiations;
  • Define, Develop and Document multiple dependent or independent Project Budgets & Schedules, approve changes to baseline / estimates and new forecasted dates;
  • Proactively manage deadlines and ensure appropriate communication is provided (to relevant parties) when schedule and cost conflicts arise;
  • Assess project resources' capability to accomplish current and future assigned work and initiate actions as required to meet commitments;
  • Mentoring and instructing of team members on design requirements, schedules, cost estimates, etc. as required on projects;
  • Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule, cost and budgeted margins;
  • Reviews drawings, budgets and contractor quotations for cost optimized contracts and profitability;
  • Building mutually beneficial internal/external client relationships through the relentless pursuit of excellence;
  • Building an inclusive, high performance culture based on respect and support;
  • Manage diverse stakeholder groups; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.
  • Project management responsibilities include a solid understanding of:
    • Reporting and Scheduling
    • Revenue Forecasting
    • Budget Management
    • Business Development
    • Staff Planning and Project Organization Designs
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Construction Management

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • 10-15+ years' experience in a Project Management or equivalent role;
  • Completed formal training in project management, PMP certification preferred;
  • 4-8 years of previous experience in an EPCM environment in the industrial projects an asset;
  • P.Eng. or P.Tech. designation is an asset;
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset;
  • A proven track record of completing projects on time and on budget with a high degree of client satisfaction; and
  • Highly proficient in MS Office including vendor and database software.

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 2024-08-15

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