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WSP Canada

Envision Technical Lead

Posted 6 days ago

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The opportunity

WSP is currently seeking an experienced Envision Technical Lead to join our Climate Change, Resilience and Sustainability (CCRS) team as a Bilingual (French and English) Project Director and Sustainability Advisor. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a background in sustainable infrastructure and buildings with 6-10 years of related experience.

Reporting to the Manager of Sustainability, and ideally located in Montreal, Quebec, this role is responsible for providing technical leadership on a range of sustainable infrastructure projects with focus on Envision withing the Province of Quebec. The role will collaborate and support on national projects, as well as, helping to grow this service across Canada. The focus will be providing technical guidance to the project team on evaluating the sustainability of infrastructure projects using Envision framework, demonstrating how infrastructure can address the challenges inherent to sustainable development, and implementing sustainable strategies in the planning, design, construction, operate and maintenance. This is a client facing technical role that requires collaboration with both internal and external resources to deliver project expectations, in addition to developing and maintaining client relationships. This position involves working with companies, municipalities and governmental organizations, engineers, contractors, and technical support staff. The projects will range in type, size and complexity, and the successful candidate will be responsible for technically guiding and training project teams to achieve project objectives, timelines and support meeting financial expectations.

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:

• Provide technical leadership on projects to ensure project technical content meets client needs and company standards;

• Establish the technical approach for the project, including the appropriate templates, processes, and tools;

• Provide technical support to the internal team throughout the project, and review deliverables prior to issuance for technical quality and adherence to company standards;

• Provide technical guidance and support on sustainability related concepts in design, construction, and operation, such as site related issues, stormwater management, rainwater/greywater harvesting, light pollution, energy consumption/reduction, renewable energy systems, envelope thermal performance, high efficiency building system, embodied carbon, GHG and air pollutant emissions, water use reduction, waste management, material selection, thermal comfort, ventilation and indoor air quality, daylighting, health and wellness, climate risk and resilience, etc.

• Attend and lead project meetings with junior staff; collaborate with and lead design, construction and operations teams to integrate and achieve high-performance and sustainability objectives;

• Develop and lead proposals or collaborate with proposal leads / teams;

• Support and contribute to various client management activities;

• Develop clear and concise written reports that convey technical information, understanding of the client's needs and objectives and recommendations to meet these objectives;

• Contribute to the knowledge and professional development and training of other team members; providing mentorship as required;

• Working with the department's Director and Managers, help to develop, set, implement and maintain business development strategies related to Envision;

• Where required, act as project manager, overseeing project financials, resources, schedule and client interactions;

• Lead knowledge and process improvement initiatives for Envision that can include embodied carbon, climate and resilience, energy, water, materials, etc.;

• Training internal and external stakeholders if required;

• Interact with client staff, client principals, architects, engineers, contractors, stakeholders, industry representatives and construction trades;

• Other duties as required.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Diploma/Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited university or college in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental or related field;
  • Proven experience (6-10 years) providing technical leadership and service delivery in sustainability consulting for infrastructure and buildings;
  • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential in good standing, Envision Verifier credential an asset;
  • Experience and hands-on technical knowledge in delivering Envision projects with demonstrated understanding of the following:
    • Using Envision as a planning tool to engage stakeholders, assess community values, defining project scope, evaluating alternatives, and building consensus on the "right" project solutions;
    • Using Envision as design and construction tool to guide decisions for continuity between the sustainable intent in design and actual project delivery;
    • Using Envision as a planning tool for operations and maintenance to ensure projects are operated as sustainably as intended through the design.
    • Ability to identify core components of each Envision credit under the five (5) categories of Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate & Resilience.
    • How to establish appropriate baselines for credits that require benchmarking against a baseline;
    • Effort required to meet Levels of Achievement between Improved, Enhanced, Superior, Conserving and Restorative;
    • Difference between cumulative Levels of Achievement and non-cumulative Levels of Achievement;
    • Evaluating credit criteria and documentation types and innovative approaches;
    • Thorough understanding of the Verification process between Pathway A and Pathway B;
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing and submitting Envision cover sheet and supporting annotated documentation;
  • Experience with sustainability reporting and feasibility studies incorporating rough order of magnitude cost;
  • Previous design, construction or project management experience on infrastructure projects with important sustainability targets an asset.

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 2024-07-20

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