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WSP Canada

Project Controls Manager Vancouver, BC 2022-08-21

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•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

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Project Controls Manager, located in the Lower Mainland (Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, Langley, or Abbotsford), to lead the Program Controls team on a major water and wastewater program for our key clients including Metro Vancouver. We have a hybrid working model ( 2-3 days in the office) to offer flexible working arrangements and team collaboration.

As a project controls manager at WSP, you will utilize your expertise in cost controls, scheduling, document management, communications, and problem resolution in a fast-paced, professional, design and construction environment, to work with the program management team in the development and implementation of program wide budget, risk and schedule tracking solutions during the various stages of project execution.

Reporting to the Director of Water and Wastewater, Transportation & Infrastructure, this position will be leader in project controls functions to support the management of various projects.

Why 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.

#WeAre WSP

A day in the life:

•Lead the project controls team comprised of a scheduler, cost controller, cost estimator and document manager, and provide strategic leadership
•Collaboratively develop and implement project/program frameworks for clients and the program, i.e.: Work Breakdown Structures, and Cost Breakdown Structures
•Prepare, update, and maintain integrated project schedules for engineering/design, procurement, construction, and commissioning/closeout
•Monitor, control and take ownership of the report on the progress of the work in comparison with the baseline budget and schedule and report on any deviation, while ensuring the accuracy of the data.
•Prepare or contribute to recommendations for remedial action where deviations occur, include trends in the forecast, or develop a mitigation program or corrective measures.
•Prepare, update, and maintain cash flow,
•Liaise with project teams to ensure the correct utilization of the project control system based on project specific requirements and corporate guidelines
•Seek Project Manager's approval for changes to baseline schedule and estimates and new forecasted dates/performance;
•Responsible for Change Management, reporting of all project exposures pending, approved and rejected;
•Interface with project team to develop project forecasts and analyze project schedule and costs for Earned Value (EV) and Value of Work Done (VOWD)
•Participate in cost and schedule risk assessment
•Liaise with clients to clarify cost related issues and participate in developing timely and accurate monthly invoices and for reporting purposes.
•Plan and participate in Contractor's cost management kick-off meeting to establish all project controls related expectations
•Prepare cost reports to ensure original commitments, cost to date and cost to complete and any variances are accurately reported on a timely basis
•Implement financial controls including controlling authorizations of expenditure
•Track and coordinate the progress of the project on a day-to-day basis from a cost and schedule perspective to ensure that the project is on-track
•Monitor QA/QC activities on all related deliverables
•Support the business development teams in responding to RFQ, RFP and bid development process by providing input in the schedule and fee development;
•Implement project controls procedures and continuous improvement measures

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering, Architecture, construction management, accounting or finance or related fields
•Minimum of 15 years of experience in related field required
•Experience on large-scale water or industrial programs at a leadership/management capacity, direct wastewater infrastructure experience would be an asset
•PMP or PMI-SP certification, knowledge of PMBOK or Project Management education
•Full understanding of project life cycle and engineering and construction industries
•Experience supporting an Owner's Organization, direct experience with Metro Vancouver would be an asset
•Previous experience as a Project Controls Manager/Lead on major capital program >$1B would be an asset
•Solid understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
•Solid knowledge of Primavera software (P6) and scheduling best practices
•Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
•Ability to multi-task, work on several projects or tasks at once, manage time, organize, and set priorities
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills as the role requires continuous interaction with team members
•Strong communications skills, both written and verbal, including report writing, editing abilities

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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 .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Senior (> 10 years)
Management and Executive