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WSP Canada

Senior Project Controls Analyst Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 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 Senior Project Controls Analyst to join our team located at our Vancouver, Edmonton, or Calgary project office. Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, this position will be working with project managers, multiple disciplines, senior management and clients, and responsible for providing project controls services, including estimate, change management, cost controls and scheduling, forecast and internal project reviews through the project lifecycle from planning to project close-out. This role is responsible for supporting project managers in delivering projects successfully by achieving client requirements, and supporting company and business line defined goals and objectives.

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:

• Review requests for proposal and identify project controls needs for the proposed project, including providing cost estimate, schedule development and other project controls support as required
• Support project set up on our accounting system, including development of appropriate WBS, budget and staffing plan for execution, assist with identifying and quantifying project risks.
• Lead on project controls support, including project planning, cost controls, schedule management, forecast and analysis, and closeout, using "Best Practices", such as Earned Value analysis, including development of rules of credit and progress measurement, update into appropriate tools, analysis of CPI and SPI, and provide recommendations on corrective actions for negative variance resolutions in a timely fashion, and facilitate implementation of actions.
• Lead on development of weekly/monthly project reports and/or project dashboard as required to project managers, senior management, and/or clients.
• Support the change management process in alignment with contract and company requirements
• Provide internal cost reporting and work with project managers to review internal project performance status, help identify opportunities and issues, and facilitate resolution to address those issues and/or improve project performance through identified opportunities.
• Liaise with corporate functions, including finance, operations, legal, marketing, and digital delivery,
• Assist Project managers in subcontractor management, including review contractor, vendor and consultants' invoices
• Manage invoicing, A/R and A/P process, in consultation with Project Manager, Project Accountant and biller.
• Support in mentoring junior/intermediate project controls team members and project managers in project management systems as required
• Lead on resolution of data quality to support overall reporting accuracy.
• Other duties as assigned

What you'll bring to WSP ...

• An Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Business, or equivalent, with applicable further development in Project Management would be preferred.
• Strong communications skills, both written and verbal, including report writing, editing, and proofreading abilities;
• A high level of team work, problem-solving, analytical skills and attention to details
• Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to learn new system and tools, manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change;
• At least 5 to 7 years of progressive experience in project planning and scheduling, cost management, and direct client reporting.
• Experience with alternative delivery models (DB, P3, IPD), and/or transportation (bridges, highway and roads) projects is required.
• Experience directly coordinating with project managers/technical staff, clients, and subconsultants is required.
• Experience with project accounting and basic financial knowledge is required.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, financial ERPs, and the ability to pick up project management software is required. Highly advanced in Microsoft Excel skills is an asset, specifically skills in data analysis and presentation.
• Working experience with Primavera 6 and oracle is preferred
• Power BI, SharePoint, other IMS experience would be an asset
• Familiarity with operational finance is considered an asset

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)

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