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Director - Wastewater GTA
Activity Sector : Municipal Infrastructure/Wastewater
Reference : 39-0117
Job Type : Full Time - Permanent
Mobility : Yes
Income : TBD
City : Toronto

Director - Wastewater GTA

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote services offered by the Wastewater Business Unit to potential clientele within the designated territory, working in a collaborative manner with various other Business Unit Directors in developing business.
  • Support business development efforts by taking time to meet with clients on upcoming or future mandates or in the aim of developing potential markets.
  • Manage human resources within the Business Unit, comprising of supervising a staff across a variety of disciplines (engineers, technicians, administrative support staff, contractors).
  • Be accountable for promoting a culture of success, accountability, technical excellence in project delivery and fiscal responsibility.
  • Identify corrective measures to be taken to maintain the success of the business unit and work with HR team to deliver programs to develop and progress staff.
  • Determine project requirements, coordinate across various disciplines involved, handle inter-office communications and coordinate between the various players involved internally on larger-scale projects.
  • Provide support to the Wastewater Project Managers in determining the breadth of the project, establishing schedules and calendars for delivery, follow up on deadlines and objectives to be met by the client’s terms and conditions, and ensuring quality control procedures are carried out on any work subcontracted out to third parties (Contractors).
  • Ensure project controls are in place to deliver the project within timelines and within budget.
  • Act as the main point of contact for on-site team and carry out quality control on technical elements for certain projects when required.
  • Coordinate the request-for-proposal process; supervise both the writing of the initial request and the assessment of quotations received in accordance with the quality criteria currently in place within the organization.
  • Manage and adhere to the budget for the current financial year, including expenses for any staff training and development needs within the division, also forecasting and planning budgets for the upcoming financial year.
  • Act as an effective interface in communications between the client, the various contractors and operational units working on any given project.
  • Supervise and coordinate all paperwork internally such as engineering plans and drafting process, expertise reports and technical reports, quotations and engineering-based documentation.
  • Undertake all other activities that will promote our Wastewater business.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering or all other equivalent studies
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in the design of large municipal projects in Ontario and Canada
  • Hold a valid Professional Engineers License from Ontario
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in managing a business unit, department or division related to Wastewater engineering in a reputed Canadian business offering consulting engineering services.
  • Post-graduate studies in Management (MBA or M.Sc.) would be an asset.
  • Proven track record in business development or as a corporate account manager.
  • Solid experience in personnel management (at least 8 staff).
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong sense of leadership, able to work under great pressure and has a sense of urgency.
  • Mobile for business travel throughout the designated territory (frequency to be determined).
WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity.
Only the candidates selected will be contacted.