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WSP Canada

Group Manager Ground Engineering - Interior BC

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Group Manager to lead one of our Ground Engineering teams, part of the Ground Engineering business located in the interior of BC. Reporting to the Director of Ground Engineering in the Interior of BC, this is a dual role, ideally located in Kelowna, where you will provide both leadership of a 25-person team and provide senior level geotechnical expertise to support our Ground Engineering business.

You will join a growing team comprised of geotechnical engineers and geoscientists that is based in the BC Interior, with offices in Kelowna and Castlegar, and is supported by WSP's global Ground Engineering community. Our team services projects in the Transportation, Oil & Gas, Flood Protection, Water Supply and Power sectors. As Group Manager, you will play a critical role in delivering our strategic objective to continue to build and grow our ground engineering related services.

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:
  • You are a visible champion the WSP imperatives of safety (HSE), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and ethics & compliance to ensure they are an overriding part of the organizational culture
  • You provide leadership to a team of technical staff delivering geotechnical projects, including strategic direction, business development and growth.
  • You manage and develop employees in accordance with WSP core values, including performance management.
  • As a mentor, you provide guidance and technical advice to foster and grow the talented team.
  • You partner with senior staff in business development efforts, including helping to build and sustain client relationships, proposal preparation, and project positioning activities.
  • As a senior technical lead, you provide project and client specific technical advice and senior review of project deliverables.
  • You manage projects from proposal to implementation, including proposal preparation, contract review, project delivery, financial control, and client relationship management.
What you'll bring to WSP:
  • A relevant undergraduate degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, Geoscience or other technical discipline from an accredited university.
  • 10-15 years of experience in a consulting environment with a focus on geotechnical projects.
  • Professional registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia
  • You are a self-motivated leader with excellent inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  • A proven track record of successful business development, and of fostering client relationships
  • Strong demonstration of health and safety leadership.
  • Commitment to technical excellence and ability to write proposals and technical reports.
  • Strategic and business planning experience,
  • Financial, forecasting and budgeting experience.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to prioritize and manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change and the ability to build partnerships across disciplines and areas of expertise.

  • Expected Salary (all locations): $99,300 - $168,900

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
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 2024-07-22

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