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Project Manager or Project Coordinator
ID # 18749
City Edmonton
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 55,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 9,800+ 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 Projects is currently seeking a Project Manager (Intermediate or Junior Level) and/or Project Coordinator (Senior or Intermediate Level) to join our team, located at our Edmonton office. 



  • Developing and maintaining strong internal and external partners and industry relationships
  • Identify and develop new or existing business development relationships and opportunities
  • Represent the interests of the Client and WSP Projects Incorporated throughout the Project's Life Cycle
  • Consider the unique characteristics and objectives of each project and, using your experience, recommend the optimum approach for project delivery including design procurement, construction delivery methodology, forms of contract, phasing plans and project governance structure
  • Manage projects with total fees between $50,000 to $ 1,000,000+ per year
  • Communicate ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others
  • Keep the Project Director (PD) and others informed about project status and issues that may negatively impact client relations
  • As the owner’s representative, demand through leadership, a high standard of performance from the design and construction team selected to work on your projects.
  • Work with client(s) to define the purpose, risks and financial basis for the project
  • Develop the overall Project Management Plan which defines the project objectives, scope of work, stakeholders’ responsibilities, master schedule, budget, risks, communication protocols, and success factors.
  • Evaluate submissions relative to the project needs, and make recommendations for approval
  • Provide feedback on quality, schedule, and budget to the professionals throughout the design process
  • Review design submissions for compliance with the owner's requirements
  • Document the decision process and communicate to the entire team at appropriate times to maintain consistency and commitment to your needs
  • Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the client and project team
  • Draft weekly and monthly reports for the clients
  • Review field inspection reports from Consultants throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Review and track Consultant, Suppliers, and Contractor progress claims for billing purposes
  • Maximizing fee revenue opportunities and minimizing risk through the optimization of project responsibility and overhead control
  • Make the Project Director, Manager, and/or Senior PM aware of all activities that require or may require review
  • Prepare proposals as required
  • Prepare project related documentation as required, such as cost, risk, and action logs, schedules, minutes of meetings, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


Actual level of ownership and responsibility for the above noted activities and tasks will be commensurate with the individual’s hiring job title.



  • Excellent leadership skills and experience mentoring, managing, motivating, and developing strong relationships
  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in Engineering; Architecture or Construction Management may be considered an asset
  • Post Graduate degree in Management may be considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation
  • Strong and proven business development skills
  • Proven track record in delivering and managing the preconstruction and construction process for complete projects, with an appreciation for quality
  • Experience leading a multi-discipline design team
  • PMP accreditation considered an asset
  • Commercial construction estimating experience considered an asset
  • Building envelope experience considered an asset
  • Software requirements; EMS Office, MS Project
  • Up to date knowledge of best practices and project management tools;
  • Ability to present technical information in a compelling, concise and understandable manner to project stakeholders who lack technical expertise
  • Project management experience in engineering and H&S delivery on projects including; Transportation/Rail, Infrastructure, Industrial, Health Care, Education facilities, Commercial buildings, Residential buildings and Land Development.
  • Strong understanding of available construction delivery methodologies, bonding, claims management, dispute resolution and insurance for construction projects.
  • Well versed in CCDC and RAIC 6 forms of contract.
  • Experience in the Edmonton market, including knowledge of Municipal development policies
  • Effective client management in each stage of the project lifecycle
  • Strategic orientation with a long-term perspective to value creation
  • Proven ability monitoring schedules and providing direction for managing improvements
  • Must have proven ability to manage cash flow and budget compliance on complex projects
  • Proven ability to evaluate project impacts on facility operations and provide instructions to minimize problems
  • Previous experience managing document flow for quality assurance, permit compliance, insurance and warranties is required
  • Proven ability to set project budgets, prepare service requests, and maintain appropriate billable ratios for your time


Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment.  You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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.


Edmonton, AB


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