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WSP Canada

Senior Planner/Project Manager

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSPis currently seeking an experienced Senior Planner/Project Manager to join WSP's Urban and Community Planning practice in our Dartmouth office. Reporting to the Manager of Planning, this position will be responsible for leading a wide range of municipal planning policy and land development projects. You can expect to be engaged in a diverse array of projects undertaken in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, and dynamic business environment. Responsibilities will also include identifying and pursuing business opportunities, working to help build and develop our local area practice for Atlantic Canada, provide guidance to intermediate and early career professionals, and collaborate with experts from WSP's other business lines to provide planning services that supports active projects.

Why choose WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Preparing policy and zoning reviews for municipal and development clients;
  • Preparing municipal planning documents such as municipal plans, zoning/land use by-laws, and secondary plans;
  • Conducting research and presenting planning analyses;
  • Obtaining planning and development approvals;
  • Organizing, participating in and facilitating public and stakeholder engagement processes;
  • Coordinating with multiple disciplines and regions across Canada;
  • Leading and coordinating proposals for internal and external clients;
  • Carrying out business development and client service tasks;
  • Fulfilling project management tasks and responsibilities; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • University degree in Planning;
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in a municipal or consulting environment;
  • Full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners;
  • Ability to support and grow our local Atlantic Canadian team through ongoing business development efforts;
  • Designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) will be considered an asset;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, query, analyze, and effectively communicate information;
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, including management of multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Highly motivated, organized, flexible, enthusiastic team player committed to upholding our reputation for delivering high quality service;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and time management skills;
  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver's License.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-16

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