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WSP Canada

Regional Manger - Urban Centres, Transportation Engineering

Calgary, AB
Full Time
5 days ago
WSP is currently seeking a Regional Manager - Major Centres, for our Urban Highways and Roads team located in either Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta. Reporting to the Senior Director - Highways and Roads, this role is an opportunity to provide project, technical, financial and people leadership to a growing team of professionals and technicians. You will be an integral part of developing and delivering our strategy and services for major urban centres in Alberta.

About you:
  • You are a passionate Transportation Engineering leader with a keen interest in developing a strong growth strategy with a dynamic team in an urban setting,
  • You have demonstrated expertise in optimizing the financial, quality, and project delivery performance of an existing urban transportation business.
  • You have proven success in client relationship management and have strong leadership and motivational skills.
  • You have a genuine commitment to the firm's values and our team's success.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals with excellent communication skills both internally with staff and externally with clients.

A day in the life:
  • Provide effective direction and input into business development efforts within Calgary and Edmonton, including the building, managing, and maintaining of client relationships.
  • Support business improvement and growth initiatives, including coordination with Major Projects (DB/P3, bridges, etc.).
  • Accountability for the overall financial and operational performance of the department under your direction, including the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) for the business unit.
  • Providing effective leadership and collaboration with other disciplines.
  • Provision of support and development of technical expertise for the execution of projects, by providing leadership and mentoring opportunities.
  • Monitor and maintain overall resource management, including staffing, to meet project and budget targets/demands.
  • Foster an atmosphere of continual improvement through on-the-job coaching and guidance.
  • Monitor and manage operational responsibilities of the team's Project Managers / Team Leads to ensure the overall performance of a portfolio of projects being undertaken by the department.
  • Uphold the company's core values and maintain Health and Safety at the highest level.
  • Provide project management, engineering, and technical expertise.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...
  • Graduate from a University or Technical school in the field of Engineering or a related discipline, or a combination of related experience and education,
  • Minimum of 15 years of related Canadian experience with relevant demonstrable experience in an urban or major-centre transportation setting,
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience,
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams of project professionals.
  • Experience with various urban roadway infrastructure including arterial roadways, highways, transit (LRT and subway) and airports as they relate to roadway improvements.
  • Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiastic team player.
  • Excellent oral and written and presentation skills.
  • Flexible with the ability to work on multiple projects of varied complexity with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis to either Edmonton or Calgary.

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.