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WSP Canada

Assistant Regional Manager, Highways & Roads, Northwest Alberta

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking an Assistant Regional Manager to join our Transportation Group, located at our Peace River or Grande Prairie office. Reporting to the Regional Manager, Highways and Roads this position will be responsible to assist in the delivery and coordination of Transportation related projects, within Alberta. The Assistant Regional manager will provide operational and technical assistance to WSP Clients, the Regional Manager, and will assist in coordinating project delivery requirements to ensure the successful delivery, management, and cost control of projects. The Assistant Regional 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 extensive travel throughout North West Alberta and will result in significant periods of time away from the successful candidate's place of residence, often on short notice.

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 direction, supervision and leadership support and oversee day to day activities in the respective WSP region;
  • Provide direct leadershipsupport and supervision to Projectsand Project Management teams in meetingspecific performance, budgets,and timeline targets;
  • Ensure proactive project planning and management to facilitate efficientresources, staff utilization, and budgetsto deliver the respective projects on time and on budget;
  • Responsible for the monitoring and the deliverybudgets targets;
  • Provide prompt, thorough and accurate information to keep the Regional Manager appropriately informed of the region's operational and financial position;
  • Carry out extensive travel throughout North West Alberta to provide corporate support and client liaison to ensure project deliverables are being met;
  • Prepare and compile proposals in response to specific RFP calls; Attend Client project Initialization meetings;
  • Complete monthly Progress Expenditure Reports as requiredby the Client;
  • Coordinate staffingand other WSP divisions in order to deliver Preliminary, Design, and Tender engineering requirements;
  • Coordinate staffingto provide team coveragefor construction supervision activities; Provide Corporate support for WSP at Client preconstruction meetings;
  • Attend Client required "bi-weekly" meetings on-site during construction periods; Coordinate and attendfinal inspections;
  • Coordinate completion of final details and timely delivery of Summary Report and Final Details package;
  • Coordinate timely and accurate paper flow to the Client including minutes of all meetings, weeklies, and monthly progress payments;
  • Review and approve ongoing project budgets, hourly staff charges, timesheet review, and monthly invoicing;
  • Create for review and approval all required project Engineering Change Requests; and prepare "draft" correspondence and documents as required for the Client for review.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a diplomain Civil Engineering Technology will be preferred;
  • Registered or eligiblefor registration with ASET as a C.E.T., C.Tech., or P.Tech., or with APEGA as a P.Eng;
  • Minimum 12 years of construction experience either in the public or private sectors, with a minimum of 5 years in a construction management role and should have a direct field experience on Alberta Transportation projects and dealing with contractors.
  • Previous Transportation project experience required;
  • Project Management Professional certification would be an asset;
  • A demonstrated ability to manage, direct,and motivate multi-disciplined teams to deliver fast paced medium to complexassignments;
  • Must be both a leader and a team player and be able to mentor and develop junior team members;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Motivated and enthusiastic team player with a strong desire to succeed; Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Flexible in working between both office and field environments; and Required to travel for extended period of time depending on project needs.

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 2024-07-14

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