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Director, Business Development
Business Line Geomatics
ID # 13444
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 Geomatics is currently seeking a national Director, Business Development to lead and grow sales for our Geomatics business line. Located in Calgary is preferred, with potential travel throughout Canada. Candidates located in Edmonton or Toronto would also be considered.

The successful individual will be accountable for sales growth and increasing our market position, both internally with WSP’s other divisions, and with external clients. This individual will also be responsible for creating business development strategies, executing those strategies in collaboration with operational leaders, and coordinating and aligning efforts between proposals and business development. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of successful experience in client relationship management; new client sourcing and existing account maintenance.



  • Conduct client and market research and develop business development strategies and targeted account plans that optimize win success and use of cross-team resources and drive achievement of regional and corporate budget targets;
  • Lead a team comprised of business development and marketing professionals;
  • Create, align and implement marketing plans, goals, objectives and budgets;
  • Lead, plan and execute approved communication and marketing campaigns;
  • Build and manage a strong opportunity pipeline by:
    • Creating new business relationships through prospecting that results in an increase of sales within the Oil & Gas, Transportation, Infrastructure, Mining, Industrial, Power, Land Development, and Building sectors focusing on Provincial / Territorial / Federal agencies, major clients, contractors, and engineering companies;
    • Developing strong relationships with other WSP business lines, to build and increase collaborative sales;
    • Maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing clients to drive high client satisfaction and account growth; 
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the Geomatics market;
  • Communicate Geomatics’ value proposition and portfolio of capabilities to the marketplace;
  • Work closely with Geomatics operational leaders to ensure a team approach to business development planning & execution.


  • 8+ years of business-to-business selling, key account management and consultative selling;
  • 5+ years experience managing professional resources;
  • Demonstrated ability to grow the business as a direct result of your business development expertise and marketing knowledge
  • Experience with design and implementation of business development strategy;
  • Strong understanding of the markets including: Oil & Gas, Transportation, Infrastructure, Mining, Industrial, Power, Land Development, and Buildings;
  • Track record of managing an opportunity forecast / funnel resulting in meeting / exceeding sales targets;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to collaborate;
  • Ability to learn and effectively communicate, understand, and express WSP’s value proposition;
  • Ability to present information to audiences in a variety of settings;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Proficiency in CRM programs, or other business development programs is an asset.


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.


Calgary, AB

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