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WSP Canada

Senior Professional, HR Advisory

Posted 17 hours ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

As a Human Resource Partner, you will provide guidance to leaders on solutions and strategies to resolve issues on a variety of People and Culture process-related topics. You will partner with international Human Resources stakeholders and the operational leaders with the objective of creating a consistent employee experience approach while maintaining alignment of each region throughout the entire employee life cycle.

You will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of WSP's People & Culture strategy, with a focus on integrating the talent strategy to drive a high-performance and thriving diverse culture. By effectively engaging in employee relations matters, you'll be ensuring WSP remains an attractive employer, and maintaining strong engagement levels with staff.

As the first point of contact for employees and managers, you will be the first ambassador and voice driving employee experience. As the primary interface for employees and managers you will be responsible for providing guidance and support, identifying the urgency in which the matter requires resolution, while also working to provide them with the appropriate solution.

You will create strong and effective partnerships with worldwide Human Resource functions, such as Centers of Excellence to provide best in class service to our internal clients. You will also build relationships with the broader Human Resources teams within WSP to continue to develop and foster collaboration. You will continuously seek to develop and implement process improvements which foster sound employee relations and engagement.

As an agent of change, you will contribute to optimizing the employee experience in a context where you will take advantage of the wide latitude to build a stimulating work environment, exert a real influence while quickly generating positive impacts and work with local and global teams.


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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • Talent Development & Management: Oversee the annual Performance and Development cycle process and coordinates with the regions to implement the Global Performance Development process by reinforcing the importance of objectives setting and regular feedback reviews. Identify recruitment needs and work in collaboration with the international talent attraction teams to identify job classification. Coach and support leaders on new hires and/or changes as a result of the new job architecture.
  • Performance Management: Provide advice and counsel on performance management issues. Partner with leaders to address performance gaps and facilitate discussions to assess appropriate action. Provides coaching to managers on all aspects of performance including delivering effective feedback and improving performance.
  • Total Compensation: Coordinate the annual compensation program. Prepare comparative analysis and formulate salary recommendations, based on the regional guidelines and structure. Collaborate in the development of documentation and implementation of compensation processes and practices.
  • Succession Planning: Participate in the succession planning process by facilitating the discussion surrounding the identification of emerging diverse talent. In addition to this, you will ensure that our top talent have the appropriate development plans to thrive and grow within our organization.
  • Offboarding: Partner with operational leaders to coach and prepare them for involuntary offboarding discussions with employees, and participate in the meeting with those leaders, keeping the safety and wellbeing of our employees at the forefront. Coordinate with the regions the administrative offboarding activities.
  • Policy/Procedure/Employment Practices: Ensure the efficient delivery and coordination of HR processes and practices, including with international stakeholders. Participate effectively in resolving employee relations issues. Work with worldwide Human Resource expertise centers to ensure the alignment of certain processes.
  • Engagement: Work closely with our Director Global Talent Development on engagement survey. You will analyze data in order to provide sound advice to leaders on key actions required to increase engagement. Work with leaders to develop engagement actions plans and encourage participation in engagement survey.
  • Additional tasks: Define and lead enhancement initiatives related to retention, performance and talent management and compensation. Maintain various Excel Spreadsheets, including and not limited to headcount, bonus, merit increase, etc. Other Work on other tasks assigned/required in a stimulating, innovative and entrepreneurial environment. Responsible for employee data integrity.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a generalist in human resources, including working with senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated competence in the various HR functional areas: compensation, employee relations, management coaching, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent written & communication skills in English are essential, French would be an asset.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Have a post-secondary education in human resources management, industrial relations or in a field relevant to the position.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Well-developed influencing skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address sensitive HR issues.
  • Proactive in developing and effectively introducing alternatives to current People and Culture practices, as appropriate.
  • Capability, energy, experience, presence, and accountability outlook to quickly establish and maintain the People & Culture team's credibility coupled with the ability to influence management, and resolve conflicts, and have the experience to assist employees globally.
  • Informal roll up your sleeves and get it done leadership style that is people-centric, effective, and marked by a high level of energy.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in time-sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
  • Recognized for your flexibility and ability to adapt to diverse regional contexts and circumstances.
  • Available to occasionally participate virtual meetings that may take place in different time zones.
  • Knowledge of Oracle, 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 2024-09-15

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