Whitehorse: a great place to live if you love the outdoors! Legend says Whitehorse got its name when gold seekers thought rapids rushing through Miles Canyon looked like charging white horses. Today, Whitehorse is known for its legendary landscape with more than 700 kilometres of trails, over 40 neighbourhood parks and hundreds of kilometres of ski trails. The World Health Organization once named Whitehorse as having the cleanest air in the world. With a small, but growing population of about 33,000 (an increase of about 23% over the past decade), Whitehorse is a small city with big possibilities for adventure off the beaten path.
WSP is seeking a Senior Engineer to lead our growing Municipal Infrastructure team in Whitehorse. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in a consulting engineering environment and be able to demonstrate strong leadership and a capacity to assume an office management role, including diverse staff and clientele.
Duties include general office management and staff support for seven professional engineers and EIT’s, proposal development, feasibility assessments, detailed design production, construction administration, client liaison and communication including business development. The Whitehorse office also provides assistance to other WSP business lines by providing local project management and local content support when they pursue opportunities in the north. WSP has recently acquired Golder Associates. Integration of their Yukon team with WSP will provide further opportunities.
Whitehorse is a small city and the capital of Yukon. Whitehorse amenities include a vibrant downtown, an active music and arts community, schools, a university, parks, gyms, arenas, an indoor running track, an international airport, and many kilometers of cross-country ski trails.
Surrounded by mountains and wilderness, outdoor recreation includes fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. Housing is more affordable than in many southern Canadian cites, and easy commutes within the city leave time and money available to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you.
Applicants must live in, or be willing to relocate to, the Whitehorse, Yukon area. WSP will provide relocation for top candidates.
- Lead, develop and empower an independent thinking and talented group of professionals;
- Manage the Whitehorse office day to day tasks;
- Ensure that all work meets professional engineering standards, meets client requirements, and is commercially viable via WSP policies.
Business Development - Client Relations
- Develop, maintain and implement client relationships, ensure clients consistently feel valued and that their needs are being met. Create trusting relationships to ensure WSP is the consultant of choice;
- Build effective networks and working relationships with stakeholders and clients; and
- Identify and respond to business opportunities and meet with potential clients regarding our services.
- Manage clients and projects. Assist and give staff the freedom and confidence to develop sustainable and exciting solutions for their clients.
- Maintain a high standard of customer satisfaction by ensuring that project outputs meet client expectation and ensure clients are fully consulted and apprised of progress, issues and related solutions at key project stages;
- Implement WSP project management methodology to ensure projects result in a successful conclusion for both the client and the company.
- Monitor project financial performance, invoice clients promptly, and ensure payment is received.
- Provide technical advisory services to clients for municipal engineering projects;
- Prepare analyses, designs, drawings, specifications, cost estimates, presentations and reports; and
- Contract administration and field reviews for project under construction.
- An undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an accredited university;
- Professional Engineer or eligibility for registration with Engineers Yukon;
- 10+ years of professional experience as an engineering professional completing studies, design, tender document preparation and contract administration on a broad range of engineering projects, ideally in the Municipal/Infrastructure sector;
- Experience managing delivery of engineering services on projects including leading consultant team, scope, budget and schedule management and client liaison, ideally in the Municipal/Infrastructure sector;
- Experience in construction contract administration;
- Experience managing and mentoring technical staff;
- Previous success in customer service, client management, business development and proposal writing;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and communicate with various professional disciplines, clients, contractors and regulatory agencies;
- Good time management skills and attention to detail to ensure that work is done correctly and thoroughly.