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WSP Canada

Director, LDME Southern Alberta

Posted 4 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP's Land Development & Municipal Engineering (LD & ME) Team is currently seeking a Director to lead our teams in Southern Alberta. Reporting to the VP LD & ME Western Canada, this role provides technical, financial and people leadership to a team of professionals, technicians, and managers. You will be an integral part of the delivery of our LD & ME team in the region, and in coordination with other leaders across Canada.

You will play a critical role in delivering on our WSP Canada strategic and operational plan, and as such requires demonstrable experience optimizing strategic services, value-add project delivery, enabling the growth of the business and ensuring client satisfaction above all else.

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:

About you:
  • You are passionate and interested in taking the next step in your career to take on a leadership role;
  • You have strong understanding of the Land Development and Municipal Engineering business gained through successful execution of assignments in the consulting field;
  • You demonstrate expertise in optimizing the financial, commercial, and project delivery performance of an existing business;
  • You have proven success in client relationship management and strong leadership and motivational skills; and
  • You have a genuine commitment to the firm's values and our team's success.

The candidates should have a demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals with excellent communication skills both internally with staff and externally with clients.

What you can expect:
  • Relying on your experience, you will provide leadership and operational expertise through clear communication of the vision, strategy, operating plan, budgets, and targets. Working with your team leaders, you will engage all employees in achieving the regional objectives, and ensure our people understand what key performance indicators contribute to our success as a whole;
  • You will own the performance of the discipline's people & operations including employee and project performance, operating margin, productivity and DSO;
  • Supporting the business line strategy, you will cascade regional and staff objectives, as well as the creation and implementation of local action plans in support of achieving goals related to optimizing financial performance, quality, safety, culture and engagement;
  • You will be fostering productive relationships with leaders in other regions to leverage collaboration, idea sharing, and resource distribution to optimize efficiency and provide opportunities to staff;
  • You will provide operational expertise and oversight within the region to team leads, project managers, and other professionals;
  • You will maintain and nurture key client relationships, seek to understand evolving client needs, local industry trends and upcoming opportunities in the Region to anticipate and plan for maximizing growth opportunities;
  • You will act as a change leader, taking responsibility to understand the various national programs and practices which are being rolled out and providing support and training to staff to implement these locally;
  • As part of effective talent planning, you will understand the short and long-term workforce requirements, including identifying future skill sets aligned with the strategic vision, conducting a gap analysis, and proactively building a deep talent pool;
  • Living our values every day, you will put nothing above the safety of our employees; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • An undergraduate in Engineering or other related technical discipline preferred;
  • Graduate degree and/or professional accreditation would be an asset;
  • Senior level (15+) years of consulting expertise where you've previously managed or led operational teams in a matrix structure;
  • Solid understanding of the local markets;
  • Established people and leadership skills to effectively lead diverse teams and nurture relationships across a matrix structure; creating a climate where people want to perform through working collaboratively, empowering teams to identify and solve problems, creating a clear sense of identity within the company, holding teams accountable for meeting their collective goals;
  • A history of delivering quality financial performance and results and a proven track record demonstrating good judgement, balanced with informed risk-taking; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation, communication, and client relationship.

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 2024-07-18

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