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Manager, Electrical, Buildings M&E
Business Line Buildings
ID # 15571
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 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's Mechanical & Electrical team engages in the design of healthcare, educational, commercial, residential, recreational and light industrial facilities, with specialization in large and complex projects, sustainable developments, and projects utilizing Alternate Delivery methods including Public-Private Partnerships and Design Build.  


WSP has an exciting career opportunity for the right individual with determination, drive, and passion to lead the electrical engineering team in the Vancouver office. This is an operational leadership role responsible for leading a highly motivated team of engineers, technicians, and technologists; and for implementing effective business strategies to achieve the targets for revenue growth, profitability, staff retention, training and development and client satisfaction.  The ideal candidate will have proven leadership and interpersonal skills through the management of professional teams, preferably in the engineering field..



  • This position will report directly to the Senior Director - Buildings, work independently and with minimal supervision

  • Maintain WSP’s position as the top buildings engineering firm within the local market.

  • Support and mentor staff in enhancing the client relationships, quality of our work and service to our clients.   

  • Identify opportunities, strategizes, leads and assists in business development efforts within the geographic region

  • Pursue and win opportunities with key clients and national clients

  • Continuously monitors the financial performance of the department and takes remedial/corrective actions as required to meet or exceed financial targets

  • Attract hires and retains highly qualified staff

  • Monitor staff performance and provides training and development opportunities for staff

  • Organize career development and performance reviews of all staff within the department

  • Ensure compliance with all staff within the department with WSP policies, practices, procedures and protocols.

  • Develop and implements design and production standards related to our electrical engineering practice.



  • A university degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution. Membership in good standing with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC. (EGBC);

  • Minimum 15 years of experience managing a department in the Buildings Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consulting field is required;

  • Excellent communication, time management, multitasking, and detail orientation skills;

  • Capable of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment;

  • Should be prepared to apply for security clearance as may be required by clients and/or projects;

  • Effectively manages a variety of conflicting priorities simultaneously;

  • Able to balance work and personnel requirements;

  • Enjoys working in a professional work environment with clients, and work outside of normal business hours.



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.


Vancouver, BC

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