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Compensation Specialist
Business Line Corporate
ID # 17577
City Montréal
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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




(Including but not limited to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax)

We are looking for a Compensation Specialist to join WSP Canada's HR team. Reporting to the Portfolio Manager, Market Insights and Rewards, you will act as a compensation consultant for WSP Canada. You will advise HR managers and business partners on our compensation policies and practices in order to support business needs related to the company's strategy. This position in the HR team is one of high visibility. You will be involved on a variety of mandates and will work with stakeholders at different levels of the organization.


  • Advise managers and HR business partners on the application of various compensation programs and policies.
  • Manage and monitor the annual salary review and payment process for short-term incentive program bonuses.
  • Participate in the design, development and revision of remuneration policies such as salary structures, conditions of employment, wage management, short-term incentive compensation programmes, etc.
  • Manage pay equity maintenance exercises.
  • Conduct analysis, validate results and make recommendations autonomously.
  • Act as a resource person and trainer for the HR community with respect to compensation.
  • Participate in compensation surveys and other studies related to its field of expertise.
  • Analyze market data and make the necessary recommendations in order to be able to properly position the company's remuneration in relation to its reference markets.
  • As required, participate in different projects related to total compensation.


  • Bachelor's degree in Administration, Human Resources or other related fields;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of compensation;
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, in both English and French;
  • High capacity to work in teams and to demonstrate autonomy;
  • Skill with HR systems with an advanced level in Excel;
  • A strong sense of organization, the ability to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously and to remain productive and efficient in a rapidly changing environment with sometimes competing priorities;
  • Knowledge or experience of pay equity legislation and practices and job evaluation methodology;
  • Compensation accreditation, an asset;


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.


Montréal, QC

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