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Senior Project Manager, Aviation
Business Line Transportation
ID # 11292
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • 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





WSP is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join our Aviation Department, located at our Thornhill office.  Reporting to the Vice President, Aviation, this position will be responsible for leading and delivering aviation consulting services to our domestic and international clients. This position forms an integral part of WSP’s Centre of Excellence in the Aviation Industry


  • Oversee the delivery of the technical milestones and phases of the project;

  • Manage the budgets and deadlines for the project;

  • Manage multi-disciplinary project teams;

  • Liaison with clients and the project team;

  • Responsible for coordination of multi-disciplinary design teams;

  • Review design drawings and prepare presentation materials including PowerPoint presentations;

  • Manage contract specifications and documentation;

  • Liaison with all discipline team members, sub-consultants, and agencies;

  • Implement and oversee project quality control and quality assurance;

  • Manage the resolution of project issues, identification of mitigation measures;

  • Review and analyze project schedules for activities, milestones, and critical path;

  • Prepare proposals, project cost estimates, and budgets;

  • Supervise the work of Engineers, Coordinators and support staff appointed to the project;

  • Perform all other tasks that will help accomplish successful delivery of the project;

  • Contribute to knowledge transfer by providing functional guidance, peer review, and mentoring;

  • Other duties as assigned/required.



  • Undergraduate Degree in Engineering (Civil Engineering preferred) from an accredited university;

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Canada (Ontario preferred);

  • PMP Certification is an asset;

  • Minimum 15 years of engineering experience in Canada;

  • Minimum 10 years of Aviation experience in Canada;

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams of project professionals;

  • Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision making skills;

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage project deadlines;

  • Experience with schedule software is an asset;

  • Demonstrated willingness to learn;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiastic team player;

  • Excellent oral and written and presentation skills;

  • Be flexible and have the ability to work on multiple projects of varying complexity with minimal supervision;

  • You must be legally able to work in Canada and obtain a Transport Canada security clearance assessment in order to receive a Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) to allow working at a Canadian airport;

  • This position requires some international and domestic travel;

  • Availability to work overtime on an as needed basis;

  • Possess a valid Ontario Drivers’ license and vehicle. 



WSP Canada Inc.


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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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