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Structural Project Manager - Buildings
Business Line Buildings
ID # 14792
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 Structural Project Manager to join our Buildings, Structures Group, located at our Hamilton office. Reporting to the Director - Structures, this position will be responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team to take innovative design solutions from proposals through to constructed projects for clients in a wide variety of sectors.


  • Respond to Client Request for Proposals;
  • Manage and Coordinate projects with clients and other disciplines;
  • Plan, execute and control the project through all phases from initial feasibility through preliminary design/definition, detailed design, construction;
  • Successfully manages project performance (technical performance and/or production organization, on internal or external projects) with direct responsibility for service delivery and/or technical quality to the client;
  • Supervises project team and overall project progress and performance. Guidance is given to junior engineers and technical staff assigned to a common task.  Checks work of assigned staff, suppliers and contractors for accuracy and conformance with standards. Provides performance information to Team Manager as required;
  • Under the general supervision of a senior principal engineer, performs responsible and varied engineering assignments requiring general familiarity with a broad field of engineering and knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields;
  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments; 
  • Uses initiative and judgment to resolve problems, interprets engineering specifications, investigates design and field engineering difficulties and coordinates work schedules;
  • Recommends changes in plans, estimates costs and recommends payment for completed work;
  • Knowledge of related disciplines/fields of engineering is required;
  • Contacts associates in other departments to discuss and advise on requirements;
  • Consults with suppliers or contractors to interpret specifications or other contract criteria;
  • Counted on to consistently meet agreed targets and standards.  Makes effective decisions to direct project activities or Practice processes and other initiatives;
  • Develops and maintains client relationships effectively;
  • Responsible for positive project budget performance;
  • Complete Engineering Assessments;
  • Write Technical Reports;
  • Perform Engineering Calculations and Assessments for Steel, Concrete, Masonry, and Wood structures; 
  • Other duties as assigned; and
  • Occasional travel within Canada on occasion for Site Assessments and Site Support.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering;
  • Registered Professional Engineer with the PEO would be advantageous;
  • PMP designation is desirable
  • 7-12 years of experience;
  • Thorough familiarity with all applicable codes and standards;
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience in Consulting, Construction or related field;
  • Suitable experience in the design of new and renovation projects for a variety of project types including Institutional (schools, data centres, prisons), Commercial (offices, retail stores, retail petroleum facilities), Residential (low-rise multi-family), Transportation (maintenance facilities, transit facilities), Health Care (hospitals, laboratories), and Light Industrial is required;
  • Heavy industrial structural experience desirable but not mandatory;
  • Seismic analysis and design experience an asset;
  • Experience as a prime consultant as well as a sub-consultant working with Architects desirable;
  • Should have general working knowledge of other building disciplines;
  • Proficiency in ETABS, SAFE, and RamSteel an asset;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.




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.


Hamilton , ON

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