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WSP Canada

Project Controls Manager

Posted 19 hours ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Project Controls Manager for our Transportation Systems team. Reporting to the Director, Project Controls, the Project Controls Manager will support the Rail & Transit team in leading and managing major Rail & Transit projects in cost controlling, variance analysis, forecasting and reporting. You will also be involved in earned value management, change management and risk management.

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:
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams of Project Managers, Engineers, Designers, and Contract Administrators, Sub-Consultants, and other staff as required;
  • Provide project oversight and governance and establish an interface with Clients and our internal Project Controls Team;
  • Perform project management (budgeting, schedules, contract administration, invoicing, quality review of deliverables etc.) tasks;
  • Actively manage baseline budgets/schedules and work breakdown structure to manage hours and expenditures;
  • Ensure that the Project Execution Plans, Financial Forecasting, Resource Plans and Schedules are prepared, managed and updated as necessary;
  • Present operational information to senior management in a clear, concise, and confident manner, with the goal of aligning them to WSP's growth strategy;
  • Leading WBS and project coding structures using Primavera P6 software with Project Planners and Schedulers;
  • Identify, notify and propose resolutions, for the deviations from the current plan, including items that have a notable threat impact to project scope, schedule and cost;
  • Implement and execute methods for effective progress measurement based on the size and complexity of a project;
  • Assist in preparing reporting packages for project, sponsorship and executive review teams;
  • Participate in meetings and information sessions with business management and executive management as required;
  • Review monthly billings to the client for accuracy and appropriateness and approve prior to submission. Track receipt of payments and distribution to sub-consultants; report status internally as needed.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • 10+ years of relevant experience as a Project Controls Manager or Lead;
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree (project management, finance or business preferred);
  • PMP Designation is required;
  • Project Controls experience on Major and Complex multidisciplinary projects;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and Outlook;
  • Highly advanced Microsoft Excel or Primavera 6 (P6) or Cost Estimating skills;
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change;
  • Ability to work on several projects or tasks concurrently, manage time, organize, and set priorities;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as the role requires continuous interaction with team members;
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal, including report writing, editing, and proofreading abilities;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills are a must.

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 2024-07-22

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