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WSP Canada

Vice President, Earth and Environment, Atlantic Canada

Dartmouth, NS
Full Time
4 days ago
Why WSP? 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.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Ontario & Atlantic Canada, in this position you will be responsible for leading ~200 specialized staff across the Atlantic Canada provinces while driving market growth and fostering client relationships. Through your technical expertise and understanding of the Earth & Environment industry, you'll rely on your prior leadership experience to develop WSP's potential in this strong and growing market. As the Vice President, Earth and Environment, Atlantic Canada you'll operate as a key strategic leader for WSP Canada and play a critical role in delivering on our strategic and operational plans for the Earth & Environment business.

A day in the life...

  • You will visibly champion the WSP imperatives of safety (HSE), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and ethics & compliance to ensure they are an overriding part of the organizational culture;
  • You will lead the evolution of the Atlantic earth and environment business by developing and leading a strategy and vision to support long term sustainable growth;
  • You will develop the business line operating plans and financial forecasts in collaboration with the Senior Vice President;
  • You will provide leadership by communicating the operating plan and targets, engaging all business line operational and project management employees in achieving the objectives for the business;
  • You are responsible for optimizing the performance of the business line's operations, including, project margin, staff utilization, DSO, and administration costs;

  • With key support by the business line finance leader, forecasts the business line's financial performance, you will ensure accurate revenue recognition and preparation of monthly/ quarterly/annual forecasts;
  • You will define contracting strategies, commercial terms and measure to manage and mitigate risk during key pursuit processes including interacting directly with customers during negotiations;
  • You provide guidance and direction to ensure operational and project delivery excellence;
  • You conduct regular project reviews to ensure budget, schedule, risk, and cost to complete estimates are in order;
  • Work collaboratively with other WSP sectors, including energy, industrial and transportation teams, to ensure integrated planning and execution of multi- disciplinary projects;

  • You promote collaboration within the region and across the Ontario and Atlantic business to ensure effective resource sharing, workload/resource balancing and to bring the best the business line has to bear to meet the needs of clients;
  • You monitor business development investments to deliver acceptable returns on the investments, aligned with the business line strategy and its backlog and sales targets;
  • You are responsible for managing and developing employees in accordance with WSP core values, the performance management program and the job architecture and job family structure, including supporting the identification and retention of and investment in top talent.

We would love to hear from you if you have...

  • A Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or other technical discipline;
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience managing and leading in the earth and environment business;
  • Demonstrated ability to address challenging or turn-around situations in response to challenging priorities in the market;
  • A strong and sustained history of delivering quality financial performance and results;
  • Seen as a leader with a high and positive credibility factor;

  • Strong demonstration of health and safety leadership;
  • A passion for working in and leading a diverse and inclusive team
  • A strong reputation for uncompromising integrity;
  • Demonstrated good judgment balanced with informed risk taking;
  • You are highly professional with strong written and oral communication skills;

  • You have the ability to successfully lead with little direction to meet organizational goals;
  • You possess confidence to influence a high caliber team to drive a business to higher performance levels and seize the opportunities presented internally and in the market;
  • You have advanced people and leadership skills to effectively manage relationships which may be indirect in order to achieve consensus, direction and achievement of results;
  • You have a proven track record of creating a climate where people want to do their best through working collaboratively, empowering teams to identify and solve problems, creating a clear sense of identity with the company, and holding teams accountable for meeting their collective goals.