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WSP Canada

Area Manager, Transportation Engineering (North East Alberta)

Posted 4 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Area Manager for our Transportation department, located at our Edmonton (Winterburn), Alberta office. Reporting to the Regional Manager, this position will be responsible to assist in the delivery and coordination of Transportation related projects, in the North East Region of Alberta.

The Area Manager will provide operational and technical assistance to WSP Clients and will assist in coordinating project delivery requirements to ensure the successful delivery, management, and cost control of projects. The Area Manager will also liaison with other Disciplines and Business Units for the successful delivery of multi-discipline projects within the Region.

This position will require regular travel within the North East Region, often on short notice. It is required that the Area Manager reside in Edmonton or the local surrounding area.

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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Oversee the delivery of Transportation & Infrastructure related projects to Municipalities and other clients within the Area; design through construction,
  • Business development,
  • Oversee project quality control and quality assurance;
  • Prepare proposals, tender documents, project cost estimates, monitor budgets, and forecasting;
  • Hiring qualified staff;
  • Coordinate, organize and control the activities of staff;
  • Review work progress, adherence to plans, procedures, budgets and specifications;
  • Provide construction and contract administration expertise, leadership, and mentoring of staff;
  • Ensure staffing levels meet the requirements of the project;
  • Travel required, including occasional overnight.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology will be preferred; other education or a combination of relevant experience will be considered;
  • Registered or eligible for registration with ASET as a C.E.T., C.Tech., or P.Tech., or with APEGA as a P.Eng.;
  • Experience supervising or managing rural road construction projects or similar type of work;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects; and deliver completed, quality work on time and within budget;
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-disciplinary team on complex projects;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a wide variety of interests/authorities, including public levels of government, utility companies, contractors, First Nations and special interest groups;
  • Working knowledge of Provincial design standards and ability to interpret and apply contract drawings, standards and specifications;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislative (environment, health/safety, etc.) requirements and sensitivity to application in practical circumstances;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems;
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • Valid Alberta driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

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 2024-08-09

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