Geospatial Lead, Eastern Canada Thornhill, ON 04/06/2019

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.
We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.
The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're 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

Thornhill or Oakville, ON
WSP is currently seeking a Geospatial Lead to join our Geomatics team in one of our offices in the Greater Toronto Area. Reporting to the Director, Geospatial & Advanced Technologies you will direct a team of geospatial professionals to support the business demands for the Eastern region, lead and grow sales for our Geospatial group and work towards the professional growth and advancement of all members.
  • Manage and oversees GIS and Application Development.
  • Identifies new business opportunities to support the advancement of the group
  • Work with other WSP business lines to cross sell suite of services
  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships;
  • Assist the Director, Geospatial & Advanced Technologies with business development, client management and preparation of proposals.
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs
  • Present business development training and mentoring to business developers and other members
  • Review pricing strategies and evaluate existing agreements with subcontractors and vendors
  • Review of equipment inventory, evaluate new technology and equipment to support capital expenditures.
  • Support project scoping, execution strategy and quality reviews
  • Responsible for overall group and individual staff utilization performance with effective workload distribution.

  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in of GIS and Application Development
  • Strong Knowledge of survey data acquisition, processing and reporting software.
  • Demonstrated high standards for cartographic design
  • Experience interacting and communicating effectively with field crews and client Liaison.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively and competently with people at all levels in the organization; is an effective team member.
  • Ability to work without supervision; effective time management and strong organizational skills.
  • Contribute on an on-going basis toward maintaining a safe working environment both for yourself and for those working with you or in your close vicinity.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and see tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Adaptable and able to think outside the box.
  • Travel as required within Canada.

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 Canada Inc.
Thornhill, ON
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