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WSP Canada

Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Posted 11 hours ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP Canada is seeking a Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs, to join the Marketing and Communications team. Reporting to the Director, Media and Public Affairs, the successful candidate ensures the strategic positioning of WSP with its main external stakeholders, by focusing on effective and beneficial communication strategies for WSP's influence in Canada. The successful candidate stands out for the quality of their advice and their execution capabilities, in support of WSP Canada's communications and public affairs priorities to obtain and maintain the company's visibility in the communities it serves, including the business community.

The incumbent will work in hybrid mode, with a minimum of three days in our Montreal Office.

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:

  • Collaborate with senior management, leaders and key partners to develop and deploy strategies to strengthen WSP's positioning as a regional and national leader in Canada, consistently with internal marketing and communications campaigns.
  • Produce content for and contribute to the organization of public activities of the President and CEO and her colleagues on the management committee.
  • Target opportunities to position WSP Canada as a corporate citizen within the communities it serves and develop strategies to achieve this. Ensure the influence of its activities and its experts within communities, governments, and organizations or associations in Canada.
  • Execute and deploy communications strategies to position WSP as a leading player in social responsibility, particularly through its environmental, social and governance programs.
  • Follow up and make recommendations regarding donations and sponsorships, based on the objectives and principles of the Guidelines for Community Engagement.
  • Develop and write effective, modern and engaging external communications tools.
  • Act as a member of the WSP Canada crisis management team and contribute to the development and deployment of an effective crisis management plan.
  • Develop and deploy strategies and tools to monitor major issues that may influence WSP's business sectors.
  • Participate in evaluating the effectiveness of strategies and communicate results to stakeholders.
  • Contribute to government relations activities.
  • Collaborate on public relations campaigns for marketing activities.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Have at least six to eight years of professional experience in external communications, public affairs or media relations.
  • Have obtained a university degree in communications or a related field and have relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate strong command of French and English, written and oral.
  • Have exceptional writing skills to create innovative content that effectively reaches the target audience.
  • Have experience working collaboratively with key business stakeholders and as an agent of influence for members of senior management.
  • Demonstrate high professionalism and a strong sense of ethics in all activities and interactions.

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 2024-09-12

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