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WSP Canada

Planning Manager

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Planning Manager to join our Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Team in our Winnipeg, Manitoba office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership of the Planning team, overseeing proposals, projects, team development and growth, and business financials. Our Planning team are involved in all aspects of land use planning, and we pride ourselves on successfully diversifying our project experience and effectively delivering projects of a high standard, that exceed clients' expectations. As the Manager of the Team, you will bring a strategic mindset, good business acumen and diverse planning experience to the team, and will enjoy a challenging, fast paced, and dynamic business environment.

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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Identify strategically important business growth opportunities, build, and grow client relationships, diversify, and develop the team's skill sets and depth of experience.
  • Provide clear leadership. Establish the overall direction for the planning team, in alignment with business unit strategy, and work with the Planning team and the leadership team achieve that strategy.
  • Manage and oversee a wide variety of interesting and diverse projects, sometimes taking on different defined roles and responsibilities to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Support business development activities including the preparation of bids, pricing and content development.
  • Monitor project budgets and schedules and identify risks early on so that they can be managed effectively.
  • Support mentorship and motivate the team to achieve high-quality deliverables that are representative of WSP's strong commitment to quality.
  • Exercises tact, diplomacy, and professionalism when interacting with external stakeholders, clients, the public, politicians, and colleagues.
  • Identify project challenges, risks, opportunities, and work with the team to mitigate and overcome them.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • A highly motivated, organized, flexible, and enthusiastic team player committed to upholding a reputation for delivering high quality service.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, Excellent written and oral communication skills and time management skills.
  • A university degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, or Public Policy, Geography, or a similar degree.
  • At least 8 years of progressive experience in a municipal or environmental planning business setting, a demonstrated knowledge of land use planning legislation and policy, and application of that knowledge to real world projects.
  • Demonstrated public consultation experience, including experience facilitating stakeholder and public meetings.
  • Strong project management experience with complex municipal or land development planning projects comprised of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, query, analyze, and effectively communicate information.
  • Full Membership, or eligibility for Full Membership, of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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 2024-08-17

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