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WSP Canada

Senior Project Manager, Aviation

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager, to join our Transportation Systems, Aviation team, and could potentially be based in one of a number of WSP offices in Canada. The ideal candidate will have experience and existing relationships within the Canadian Aviation industry, and skilled at pursuing, winning and delivering signature projects within Canada and internationally.

This is an opportunity to mentor a team of engineers and designers in the delivery of complex airside projects. You will act as a role model in proactively inspiring your team to be responsive, reliable and collaborative team players.

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 do here:
  • Accountable for ensuring all construction project management activities are successfully executed.
  • Coordination of multi-disciplinary conceptual, functional and detailed designs and teams; specifications, quantity and cost estimates;
  • Implement and oversee project quality control and quality assurance;
  • Liaison with clients and the project team;
  • Assist with resolution of issues, ensure timely responses and recommendations for all issues encountered during the project;
  • Review project schedules for activities, milestones, and critical path;
  • Assist with preparing proposals, project cost estimates, and budgeting;
  • Prepare and review drawings and presentation materials;
  • Perform all other tasks that will help accomplish successful delivery of the project; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.
  • Establish and maintain project budget.
  • Enforce change procedures.
  • Manage client and vendor relationship.
  • Ensure project risks and issues are logged and managed.
  • Ensure all project close-out activities are completed in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate commercial acumen to protect profits and improve margins.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Undergraduate Degree in Engineering (Civil preferred) from an accredited university;
  • Registered Professional Engineer in a Canadian province;
  • Minimum 15+ years of engineering experience in Canada or demonstrated international experience;
  • 10 + years of project management experience
  • Runway and pavement design experience is an asset; ideal candidates will have a strong mix of airside rehabilitation projects and greenfield airport or runway projects;
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Aviation Regulations, and standards;
  • Navigational aid system planning, and design would be an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiastic team player;
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Civil 3D is required;
  • Strong MS Office skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to prepare scheduling complex projects/programs;
    Strategic, conceptual, collaborative thinking and verdict-making skills;
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadlines;
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn;
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and research skills, and;
  • Be flexible and have the ability to work on multiple projects of varied complexity with minimal supervision.

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 2024-09-14

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