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Senior Project Manager, Transportation Engineering
Business Line Transportation
ID # 15478
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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 are 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 Senior Project Manager, Transportation Engineering to join our team, located at our Calgary office. Reporting to the Manager, Transportation Engineering, this position will be working with an accomplished and diverse team of designers and draftspersons in a challenging role that offers mentorship and growth opportunities. The successful candidate will also be responsible for project management of existing and new projects, managing relationships with existing clients, developing our team, pursuing new opportunities and strengthening our market share in Calgary and Alberta Transportation.



  • Functions as senior project manager and/or as senior transportation engineer leading multi-disciplinary assignments;
  • Manages project planning, scheduling, budgeting and coordinating resources and ensures work meets corporate quality standards and client expectations;
  • Manages local staff utilization, schedule and budget; and contributes to regional goals for the same;
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships and communication with clients, stakeholders, colleagues, project teams, and internal staff at all levels;
  • Delivers reports, presentations, project documentation and project management documentation including work orders, project status reports, quality management plans and other financial control documents;
  • Foster a spirit of enthusiasm and client focus;
  • Assist and lead business development activities in Calgary including preparation of proposals and statement of qualifications;
  • With the support of the Leadership team, coordinating business development efforts within the Region, including the building, managing and maintaining of client relationships. Through these strong relationships the manager will help to identify opportunities in the project pipeline and gather data/insights to support preparation of effective proposals. Engage staff in BD initiatives as appropriate; and
  • Provide leadership to a team of technical staff delivering transportation projects such as highways, roadways, DB/P3 projects, and roadway transportation components for LRT, transit, and bridge projects.


  • While the Department Manager is involved in some billable work, your utilization and project commitments must be managed to ensure an appropriate level of attention to their primary management and leadership responsibilities;

  • Providing project management, engineering and technical expertise; project components include project planning, studies, preliminary design, final design;

  • Coordinate with Planning group that provide traffic analysis/TIA, transportation planning, and traffic signal design;

  • Coordination with Major Projects that provide Project Management of large transportation DB/P3, bridges, etc.; and

  • Cross-disciplinary design supervision and design coordination, preparation of construction plans and bid document specifications, office engineering construction support, coordination with facility operations staff, start-up assistance, and contract administration. 



  • Undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an accredited university;

  • P.Eng. (Eligible for Membership with APEGA);

  • Minimum of 12 years of Transportation Engineering experience in the consulting services industry including roles with management and business development responsibilities;

  • Able to work independently as well as in groups with a demonstrated ability to manage projects, project teams, and clients;

  • Experience with urban/rural roadway design and inter-disciplinary coordination related to roadway and highway projects;

  • Familiarity with local market conditions, public and private sector client base in and around the Calgary Region and Alberta Transportation;

  • Understanding of traffic engineering principles;

  • Ability to lead and mentor other engineers / technicians;

  • Able to multi-task and meet various project deadlines;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with excellent teamwork skills;

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic with a strong desire to succeed; and

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.


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.


Calgary, AB

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