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WSP Canada

Project Director, Major Projects

Montreal, QC
Full Time
6 days ago
Greater Montreal an Toronto Area

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.


A day in the life:
  • Make recommendations and be involved with important decision making on highly technical and complex aspects of WSP projects. Able to put together rough concepts for execution by others;
  • Actively leads project planning, resourcing, staffing, de-staffing, supply and subcontract management;
  • Prepare and execute Project Management Plans including Work Plans, Risk Management Plans, Safety Plans, Quality Plans, and Communications Plans;
  • Define, Develop and Document multiple dependent or independent Project Budgets & Schedules, approve changes to baseline / estimates and new forecasted dates;
  • Responsible for defining scope, and creating WBS, verifying scope with client and following procedures to monitor and control changes on project;
  • Reviewing engineering, construction and procurement schedules to ensure compliance with project schedule, estimate and procurement plan;
  • Proactively manage deadlines and ensure appropriate communication is provided (to relevant parties) when schedule and cost conflicts arise;
  • Assess project resources' capability to accomplish current and future assigned work and initiate actions as required to meet commitments;
  • Mentoring and instructing of team members on design requirements, schedules, cost estimates, etc. as required on projects;
  • Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost;
  • Reviews drawings, budgets and contractor quotations for cost optimized contracts and profitability;
  • Building mutually beneficial internal/external client relationships through the relentless pursuit of excellence;
  • Building an inclusive, high performance culture based on respect and support;
  • Manage diverse stakeholder groups; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.
  • Project management responsibilities include a solid understanding of:
    • Reporting and Scheduling
    • Revenue Forecasting
    • Budget Management
    • Staff Planning and Project Organization Designs
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Construction Management

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • 10-15+ years' experience in a Project Management or equivalent role;
  • Completed formal training in project management, PMP certification preferred;
  • 4-8 years of previous experience in an EPCM environment in the industrial projects an asset;
  • Engineering degree in a related discipline or technical diploma from post-secondary institution is required;
  • P.Eng. or P.Tech. designation is an asset;
  • A proven track record of completing projects on time and on budget with a high degree of client satisfaction; and
  • Highly proficient in MS Office including vendor and database software

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.

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