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WSP Canada

Senior Procurement Specialist

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking for a Senior Procurement Specialist to be part of our team and reporting to Director, Supply Chain Management. The role is responsible for purchasing functions on assigned client-based project(s) and may need to work as procurement lead on major projects

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:
  • Clear understanding of procurement procedures/workflows and how they relate to Client-specific and/or project requirements.
  • Responsible for tasks varying in nature and urgency, such as:
  • Project bidders list development.
  • Bid package preparation.
  • Issue RFP's
  • Bid opening and evaluation.
  • Negotiation and clarifications
  • Issuing PO's or PReq's
  • Work closely with Project Managers and Responsible Engineers
  • Work with Team Lead to manage and coordinate the projects purchasing needs.
  • Work directly with expeditors, SQS Coordinator and Logistics Coordinator, as needed. Communicate delays and schedule conflicts with Project Team.
  • Collaborate with relevant 'key working relationships, such as Client procurement representatives and vendors, to ensure all procurement activities regarding PO's have been addressed and covered off.
  • Proactively manage PO Change management process
  • Closeout PO's once all contractual and procedural requirements have been met.
  • Manage deadlines and ensure appropriate communication is provided (to relevant parties) when schedule conflicts arise.
  • Administer and electronically distribute specified reports to Clients and/or engineering staff members.
  • Expected to work with all levels of the organization in a cohesive manner.
  • Typically responsible for large, complex packages and fabricated equipment and modules.
  • May be assigned as Lead Buyer on a major Project.
  • Mentor to junior and intermediate buyers.
  • Resource planning for project, tracking of budgets, change management dur to change in scope and preparing labor hour estimates at project level are other tasks that will need to be performed.
  • Able to communicate, understand, express and apply basic technical, business or administrative concepts.
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Decision and problem-solving ability.
  • Proactive with excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and efficiently respond to changing priorities.
  • Accepts coaching, knowledge, and support from more experienced staff.
  • Meeting targets, deadlines, and commitments.
  • Achievement of individual business objectives.
  • Lead by example and promote a positive environment rooted in communication, ownership, and camaraderie.
  • Receive constructive feedback positively and apply recommendations towards self-improvement.
  • Build and maintain WSP's brand/reputation both internally and externally

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Degree, diploma or certificate in Supply Chain Management or other relevant area.
  • 8 - 12 years' experience in Energy, Resources, Power and Industrial projects.
  • Previous experience in an EPCM environment is an asset.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in working on Oracle based Supply Chain Management software.
  • Preferably Bilingual - English and French.

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 2024-08-14

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