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WSP Canada

Project Manager, Rail Systems Engineering Technical Delivery & Operations Vancouver, BC 2020-02-03

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 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're 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

Vancouver, BC & Calgary, AB

WSP is currently seeking Project Managers to join our Rail Systems Engineering Team, supporting the Technical Delivery and Operations of projects located in our Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB offices, in permanent full-time roles. These positions will report into the Director of Operations, Rail & Transit.


• Lead a team of Engineers, Designers, Analysts and Coordinators to define the baselines, measure variances, create bottom-up and top-down estimates, and develop action plans. The data includes information about financial, scope, risk, performance, and quality;
• Lead and deliver complex P3 and alternative delivery projects;
• Define processes and templates to organize project information (financial, scope, risk, performance, quality) and analyze for regular reports and audits;
• Generate reports regularly to show early warnings on financial and risk management to Senior Management;
• Ensure that the managers follow the defined processes for changes, and ensure they are properly estimated and agreed prior to implementation;
• Communicate the reports and actions in a clear, concise, and tactful manner to Project Managers, clients, peers and other team members;
• Collaboratively work with all internal and external partners to ensure the project reporting expectations are clearly defined and understood. Internal partners include professional engineers from various disciplines (civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, surveying), technical services (CADD, print shop, IT), and management services (accounting, human resources, senior management);
• Perform operational and financial analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and econometric analysis;
• Lead program and project document management system and retrieval of project documentation communicated between related teams;
• Monitor project plan progress for cost and schedule reporting, change control and analyzing areas with deviations from the project plan;
• Monitor weekly performance and issue logs; recommend corrective actions to the Director of Operations;
• Help prepare project plans including work breakdown structures, scheduling, cost plan, quality plan, change management plan, communications plan, risk plan, procurement plan and resource plan;
• Work to tight schedules, be flexible, and travel on short notice.


• Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited University;
• Eligible for Professional Engineer status in any Canadian Province;
• PMP certification is favourable;
• Minimum ten (10) years professional experience;
• Senior level of post-degree in the finance or rail industry;
• Intermediate experience in a Consulting Engineering environment;
• Experience with both OE and Project Co. assignments is an asset;
• Strong understanding of the commercial relationships of a P3 and/or Alternative Delivery assignment model;
• Experience with Risk Registers in a P3 and/or Alternative Delivery context;
• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Direct leadership experience with complex issues and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of management;
• Strong analytical and interpretation skills, as well as the ability to accurately summarize data (documents and observations);
• Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience;
• Integrity, professionalism, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to handle both internal and external communications with tact and diplomacy;
• Ability to work in teams and generate a spirit of cooperation while coordinating diverse activities and groups; people management and negotiating skills within a team environment;
• Strong technical and analytical skills, as well as a solid understanding of different systems; proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience with financial modelling and reporting;
• Possess good interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills;
• Excellent oral and written English communication.

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.

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Vancouver, BC

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