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WSP Canada

Director, Conveyance, Water & Wastewater, Western Canada

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is growing and has an opportunity as a Director Conveyance for its Western Canadian operations!

Reporting to the Vice President, Water and Wastewater, Conveyance National, this position will be responsible for and actively involved in the leadership and management of the regional business and in identifying and delivering conveyance projects across Western Canada. The role is primarily responsible for people leadership, financial performance, project delivery, organic growth, client services, safety, and staff performance management for the conveyance division across Western Canada.

This is therefore a unique opportunity to grow an existing business as part of our strategic plan that already offers innovative, value-engineered solutions that draw on decades of experience, through your valuable experience building a discipline across Western Canada and through your understanding of the challenges and risks of this sector. You will have significant demonstrable experience optimizing the financial, commercial, and project delivery performance of an existing business; developing plans, programs, and organizational objectives to enhance margins, workforce utilization, and cash generation. This will enable the growth of the business and ensure client satisfaction.

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:
  • Oversee the setting of regional and staff objectives as well as the creation and implementation of local action plans, all in support of achieving goals related to: budgets, standards of financial performance, quality, safety, and culture;
  • Monitor, measure, and report on regional results, opportunities, business development plans, challenges and achievements;
  • Provide operational expertise and oversight within the region to team leads and other Managers;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with other Water and Wastewater managers and senior leadership, and identifying opportunities to resource share and collaborate to improve overall Water and Wastewater efficiency;
  • Work with WSP's various Support Services groups (IT, HR, Finance, Safety, Quality) acting as the key liaison for the region. Be a change leader, taking responsibility to understand the various national programs and practices which are being rolled out and providing support and training to staff in order to implement these locally;
  • Maintain a high degree of personal involvement with major clients. Proactively seek to understand evolving client needs, local and industry trends and upcoming project opportunities in Western Canada and in particular Metro Vancouver. Anticipate and plan for maximizing business growth opportunities;
  • Manage proposals and contractual agreements originating within the region, liaise with Transportation and Infrastructure Business Development staff to create local business development plans;
  • Understand the short and long-term workforce requirements for the region. This includes identifying future skill sets required and any gaps, utilizing WSP programs to proactively build a strong talent pool; ensuring that a succession plan is in place for key positions;
  • Lead local safety and quality efforts ensuring staff are current on evolving programs and practices; ensure improvement action plans are created and implemented in response to audit results;
  • Act as a spokesperson for WSP within the community and encourage staff to do the same.
  • Participate in industry associations and proactively work to raise local WSP brand awareness.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Effective external leadership skills including effectively interacting with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Highly proficient with water/wastewater engineering principles, practices, and methods and their application to environmental and project work-related issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills when interacting with others, with the ability to express intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Optimizing the financial, commercial, and project delivery performance of an existing business;
  • Project risk management and mitigation techniques; Quality management systems;
  • Graduate degree in relevant engineering discipline required;
  • Eligible for registration as a P.Eng with EGBC;
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional experience, including at least seven (10) years of strong experience leading and managing people and teams in a matrix organization, with a record reflecting ability to effectively delegate, communicate with, and motivate staff;
  • Demonstrated track record of technical excellence and ability to grow a portfolio of Water and Wastewater related business;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure and perform numerous tasks simultaneously;
  • Must be comfortable working on concurrent projects and activities with poise and professionalism.

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.