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Division Manager - Saskatchewan, Highways & Roads
Business Line Transportation
ID # 15287
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

 


 

SASKATOON

 

WSP is currently seeking a Division Manager to join our Transportation Department – Highways & Roads. Reporting to the Regional Manager – Transportation, this position will be responsible for project delivery and coordination of Transportation related projects, within Saskatchewan. The Division Manager will provide operational and technical assistance to WSP Clients, and ensure the successful delivery, management, and cost control of projects.  The Division Manager will also liaise with other Disciplines and Business Units for the successful delivery of multi-discipline projects within the Region.

The preferable location for this position is Saskatoon, however, WSP offers a variety of remote working options which would potentially allow the successful candidate to work from another permanent location in Saskatchewan.

This position will require travel throughout Saskatchewan and require periods of short duration away from the successful candidate’s place of residence, often on short notice.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direction, supervision, leadership and oversee the day to day activities of the Transportation Team, including design, contract administration and construction supervision;
  • Provide direct leadership, support and supervision of Projects and Project Management teams in meeting specific performance goals, including financial targets, budgets, and timelines;
  • Prepare and compile proposals in response to specific RFP’s for Provincial and Municipal clients;
  • Ensure proactive project planning and management to facilitate efficient resources, staff utilization, and budgets to deliver the respective projects on time and on budget;
  • Responsible for the monitoring and the delivery of P&L (profit and loss) budgets;
  • Provide prompt, thorough and accurate information to keep the Regional Manager appropriately informed of the region’s operational and financial position;
  • Provide corporate support and client liaison to ensure project deliverables are being met;
  • Attend Client meetings, including Corporate Support for WSP at preconstruction meetings;
  • Complete monthly Progress Expenditure Reports as required by the Client;
  • Coordinate staffing and other WSP divisions in order to deliver Preliminary, Design, and Tender engineering requirements;
  • Coordinate staffing to provide team coverage for construction supervision activities;
  • Attend Client required “bi-weekly” meetings on-site during construction periods;
  • Coordinate and attend final inspections;
  • Coordinate completion of final details and timely delivery of Summary Report and Final Details package;
  • Coordinate timely and accurate paper flow to the Client including minutes of all meetings, weeklies, and monthly progress payments;
  • Review and approve ongoing project budgets, hourly staff charges, timesheet review, and monthly invoicing;
  • Create for review and approval all required project Engineering Change Requests; and
  • Prepare correspondence and documents as required for the Client for review.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology will be preferred;

  • Registered or eligible for immediate registration with APEGS as a P.Eng. or Engineering Licensee;

  • Minimum 10 + years of Canadian transportation engineering and construction related experience either in the public or private sectors, with a minimum of 5 years in a construction management role;

  • Project Management Professional certification would be an asset;

  • A demonstrated ability to manage, direct, and motivate multi-disciplined teams to deliver fast paced medium to complex assignments;

  • Must be both a leader and a team player and be able to mentor and develop junior team members;

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;

  • Motivated and enthusiastic team player with a strong desire to succeed;

  • Flexible in working between both office and field environments; and

  • Ability to travel on short notice, depending on project needs.

 

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.

 

Saskatoon, SK

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