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Construction Manager
Business Line Energy, Resources and Industry
ID # 12799
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





  • Act as a manager and representative of the site and/or works within project scope;
  • Formulate overall strategy and planning for construction;
  • Plan and implement site facilities;
  • Participate, with the engineering group, in revising plans and estimates to ensure they are feasible, at economic cost, with regard to construction;
  • Establish indirect cost estimates for the site and construction supervision and management costs;
  • Together with the Prevention Officer, the Contractors and the Owner’s team, responsible for applying and ensuring the implementation of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) measures, in connection with the plant/project Prevention Program, and specific site requirements (Emergency Plan, etc.);
  • Together with the Prevention Officer, check workplace health, safety and environment analyses and any other related HSE documents;
  • Participate in review and comment on tender documents where appropriate;
  • Prepare a mobilization and demobilization plan for all staff required for construction. Make recommendations for site staff selection;
  • Propose site organization, schedule tasks and ensure adequate supervision of all contractors, while providing them with necessary support;
  • Planning and coordinating meetings and site visits, including weekly meetings with Contractors and other key stakeholders;
  • Attend other meetings and site visits as required;
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing costs and monitoring the construction schedule;
  • Evaluate changes (extra/additions) and claims, negotiate if necessary and make arrangements within a reasonable timeframe;
  • Approve the provisional and final invoices of contractors;
  • Return equipment and facilities to the owner using the required forms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or any other training deemed equivalent;
  • 10-15 years of experience (in construction) in construction management;
  • Experience in construction projects at production plants (brownfield, revamp, shut-down, start-up works);
  • Experience as work supervisor or foreman considered a plus;
  • Takes initiative and skilled in leadership, conflict management and working in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Highly skilled at analysis and writing;
  • Excellent command of French;
  • Bilingualism considered a plus.


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.


Baie-Comeau, QC

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