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WSP Canada

Project Portfolio Manager [OneIT]

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

Position Summary

The Portfolio Manager will report to the Director, Office of IT PMO, and be responsible managing and qualifying business cases for project intake under your portfolio in accordance with a defined framework and tool set. You are the conduit between the business and the PMO, making sure alignment on business needs and initiatives are considered, resourced, planned and managed. You will work with HUB business partners and build rapport with leaders within your portfolio, supporting HUB PMO Directors, Program Managers and Project Managers that directly impact WSP's portfolio.

Main Responsibilities:

The Portfolio Manager, IT PMO is responsible for:
  • Stakeholder Engagement: effectively collaborate and negotiate with senior leaders of the business, with a win-win mindset.
  • Communication: communicate effectively and professionally with the business leadership team, One IT leadership pillars
  • Analytics: capture, assess data at a portfolio level and providing reports where needed for consideration.
  • Performance: provide a regular qualitative assessment and recommendations to the business and PMO Governance.
  • Process ownership: qualifying, benefit realization, prioritizing initiatives, resource planning, risk management and budgeting IT PMO portfolios under your remit.
  • Coach and Mentor: advocate, coach and educate the value of the Portfolio Management role to the business.
  • Always adhering to WSP Health and Safety standards
  • Master's degree in; Business, Economics, Finance, Information Technology or a related field.
  • 5+ years' experience in PMO Portfolio Management at an enterprise level.
  • A relevant program/project management qualification preferred (e.g. PRINCE Practitioner,
  • PMP) would be preferred.
  • 5+ years on projects which are geographically dispersed.
  • Proven experience of line management and the development of individuals within a matrix
  • organization structure. Track record in team transformation and team building.
    Strong knowledge of portfolio management processes, project management
  • methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a focus on driving continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • End to End understanding of IT lifecycle (pipeline, resource, demand, project delivery and
  • financial)

Other Requirements
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.
  • Additional languages an advantage.
  • Portfolio Accreditation desired
  • Must be able to work independently and collaborate effectively with peers and leaders.
  • Experience in strategic operational planning, governance, and portfolio management is highly advantageous.

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 2024-08-21

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