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WSP Canada

National Director, Transmission & Distribution

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

The National Director, Transmission & Distribution is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of WSP's T&D operations across Canada. This includes strategic planning, budgeting, and execution of transmission and distribution projects, ensuring compliance with national and local regulations, and maintaining high standards of service reliability and customer satisfaction.

WSP is a leader in the delivery of clean energy and Power sector solutions to meet the increasing demand for safe, secure, and sustainable energy for Canadians which requires a substantial expansion of the electricity transmission network. In this leadership role, you will help bring WSP's vast expertise, experience, and innovation to support our clients, utilities, and communities in the transformation to a new energy future.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

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What you can expect to do here:
  • You will make recommendations and be involved with important decision making on highly technical and complex aspects of WSP projects;
  • You will develop and implement strategic plans for the Transmission & Distribution sector;
  • You will actively lead project planning, resourcing, staffing, de-staffing, supply and subcontract management;
  • You will ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards and provide oversight and governance on the various major project ongoing within the T&D team;
  • You will assess project resources' capability to accomplish current and future assigned work and initiate actions as required to meet commitments;
  • You will collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to improve operational efficiency and service quality.
  • You will build mutually beneficial internal/external client relationships through the relentless pursuit of excellence;

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • More than 15 years' experience in a leadership role, and must have experience in the Power sector with Transmission & Distribution;
  • Engineering degree in a related discipline or technical diploma from post-secondary institution is required;
  • Proven experience in business development with an existing network in the Transmission & Distribution market;
  • Strong financial and business acumen - experience with managing business operations and/or a P&L is an asset;
  • Strong understanding of the energy sector, including industry trends and emerging technologies related to the energy transformation and decarbonization;
  • Ability to negotiate and build relationships with clients;
  • P.Eng. or P.Tech. designation is an asset;
  • Bilingual in both French and English is an asset.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-05

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