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WSP Canada

Senior Principal Water Resources Professional

Toronto, ON
Full Time
5 days ago

As a senior water resources professional, we would love if joined our world class Canadian team. This position requires a candidate who is prepared to take on a leadership role. You will provide technical solutions and designs, manage projects and teams, mentor and contribute to knowledge sharing and will contribute to multi-disciplinary projects both locally, regionally, and internationally. You will lead a growing Water Resources team, supported by WSP's global hydrotechnical community. Our team services projects in the Oil & Gas, Mining, Transportation, Power, and Government sectors.

What you will do:
  • Developing, managing, and supporting clients.
  • Collaboration with other senior leaders and mentoring of intermediate and junior colleagues.
  • Directing projects including technical work delivery, budget, schedule, and communications for both large, and small multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in surface water engineering, including hydrologic analysis, flood mitigation, river engineering, hydraulic infrastructure analysis and design.
  • Designing surface water management infrastructure from feasibility level to construction documentation including detailed design, tender documentation, and conducting field reviews.
  • Developing and pursuing opportunities and preparing proposals.
  • Continuing professional development for maintaining current knowledge of professional standard practice.
  • You will enjoy competitive pay, substantial opportunities for technical development and career growth, and committed mentorship.
  • A reduced work week may be considered for this position, if this better suits the balance you're seeking in your life let's discuss!

What you will bring to the team:
  • At least a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent education) in Civil or Environmental Engineering or in Earth or Environmental Science or Environmental Science with a focus on water resources, hydrology or hydrogeology is required.
  • Valid professional designation in at least Ontario.
  • This role requires a candidate with 15 or more years of demonstrated experience in water resources consulting projects, or related work in the relevant industries.
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, communication, mentoring, and people skills.
  • High degree of motivation, strategic planning, and ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Strong client relationships and industry connections.
  • Committed to technical excellence and ability to write proposals and technical reports.
  • Fluency in other languages, such as French and Spanish, is an asset.

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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