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Project Manager / Maritime Designer

Oakville, Canada | WSP Group

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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WSP is currently seeking to fill the position of Senior Project Manager, Ports & Marine within our Transportation Business Line in one of our Toronto or Oakville offices.

Our global team of specialists in diverse areas of port, maritime and coastal engineering is focused on the planning, design and construction of port facilities, maritime infrastructure and coastal facilities. We offer innovative, value-engineered solutions that draw on decades of experience and a thorough understanding of the challenges and risks of this multifaceted domain. We are committed to integrating the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable development into each and every stage of our projects. Our task as strategic partners is to help our clients make their vision a reality.

Reporting to the Director of Port, Marine and Coastal Engineering the Project Manager will have a background in (heavy) infrastructure and will be responsible for the project management and design coordination and integration of the Ports & Marine business, and for the following:

Why WSP?

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, 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. 


A day in the life:

You will assume overall management of projects in the maritime sector throughout its lifecycle (from planning, concept to detailed engineering to tender for construction) and as such responsible for the full scope of the project; including programming, allocating resources, budgeting, to ensuring work is delivered on time;

You will establish the scope of work, managing the implementation calendar, tracking project timetables in relation to objectives and specifications from the client’s specification document;

Management of development of conceptual options, preliminary designs and engineering sketches to support various level of studies;

Management of condition assessment and load rating analysis of existing maritime structures;

Management of and contributing to the preparation of technical specifications and tender documents for marine work packages;

Management of and contributing to the preparation of written deliverables such as reports and technical notes;

Managing interdisciplinary coordination on projects with the various market sectors (port planning & operations, coastal engineering, marine structural engineering, onshore civil engineering, rail infrastructure engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental consultancy, etc.);

You will act as a resource person for the work team and supervision of designers and engineers, providing both mentorship and technical expertise to staff for the design and coordination of projects, and tracking quality on the technical component of certain projects;

You will be ensuring the development of the team through project work allocation while respecting the budget framework allotted to the project;

You will be involved in the promoting the business unit’s services to potential clients in the assigned territory;

You will also provide support in preparation of proposals with a strategic focus on client management and relations;

There will be other duties as required.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, industrial engineering or any other training deemed equivalent in the maritime domain;

A master’s degree in engineering is an asset;

A Minimum of ten years or more of relevant experience in managing infrastructure projects, preferably in the port and marine sector;  

A working understanding of typical marine design considerations for steel, concrete and rock revetment structures including seismic and constructability considerations, soil/structure interaction and marine environmental loading;

Previous experience managing multi-disciplinary teams;

Strong interpersonal skills and a positive, collaborative approach;

Experience in engineering consultancy in Canada; (At least 2 years of your 10+ years)

Licensed by the P.E.O., APEGGA or Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec

Strong presentation and communication skills;

Proven leadership coupled with the ability to work under high pressure with a sense of urgency;

You should be both a leader and a team player.

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