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Area Manager, Transportation & Infrastructure
Business Line Transportation & Infrastructure
ID # 16540
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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 an Area Manager to join our Transportation department, located at our Athabasca, Alberta office.  Reporting to the Regional Manager, this position will be responsible to assist in the delivery and coordination of Transportation related projects, within Northeast Alberta.

The Area Manager will provide operational and technical assistance to WSP Clients and will assist in coordinating project delivery requirements to ensure the successful delivery, management, and cost control of projects.  The Area Manager will also liaison with other Disciplines and Business Units for the successful delivery of multi-discipline projects within the Region.

This position will require regular travel throughout Northeastern Alberta and may result in periods of time away from the Athabasca office, often on short notice. It is required that the Area Manager reside in Athabasca or the local area.


  • Oversee the delivery of Transportation & Infrastructure related projects to Municipalities and other clients within the Area; design through construction,
  • Business development,
  • Oversee project quality control and quality assurance;
  • Prepare proposals, tender documents, project cost estimates, monitor budgets, and forecasting;
  • Hiring qualified staff;
  • Coordinate, organize and control the activities of staff;
  • Review work progress, adherence to plans, procedures, budgets and specifications;
  • Provide construction and contract administration expertise, leadership, and mentoring of staff;
  • Ensure staffing levels meet the requirements of the project;
  • Travel required, including some overnight.


  • Undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology will be preferred; other education or a combination of relevant experience will be considered;
  • Registered or eligible for registration with ASET as a C.E.T., C.Tech., or P.Tech., or with APEGA as a P.Eng.;
  • Experience supervising or managing rural road construction projects or similar type of work;
  • Ability to manage multiple project; and deliver completed, quality work on time and within budget;
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-disciplinary team on complex projects; 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a wide variety of interests/authorities, including public levels of government, utility companies, contractors, First Nations and special interest groups;
  • Working knowledge of Provincial design standards and ability to interpret and apply contract drawings, standards and specifications;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislative (environment, health/safety, etc.) requirements and sensitivity to application in practical circumstances;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems;
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


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.


Athabasca, AB

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