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Contracts Manager
Business Line Corporate
ID # 11958
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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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



Ottawa | Ontario

WSP is currently seeking a Contracts Manager to join the Buildings Business Line, and to be located at our Ottawa office.  Reporting directly to the Senior Legal Counsel this position will be responsible for managing the contractual agreements for major buildings projects, primarily in our National Capital Region.  

Why choose WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • Impact 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things that will challenge the status quo and raise the bar higher;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a forward-thinking 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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • Act as the point of contact for contractual matters on the relevant major projects contracts as well as review and liaise with internal legal counsel when required;
  • Draft, prepare, review and manage contracts, including the procurement of goods and services, Consultant Agreements and SubConsultant/Subcontractor agreements.
  • Review and provide recommendations on the terms and conditions of all standard and non-standard contracts;
  • Assist in developing processes and procedures to aid in the monitoring and management of contracts
  • Ensure the financial monitoring and control of contracts, ensuring Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance is maintained;
  • Act as the point of contact for escalation or contractual matters; Identify and manage on-going and critical contractual issues on projects; may include claims management, conflicts of interest, etc.
  • Maintain contractual records and documentation accordingly;
  • Develop and implement procedures for contact management and administration in line with company policy;
  • Collaborate with Legal and Risk Management Department to coordinate Delegation of Authority submissions for approval and to coordinate contractual insurance requirements;
  • Monitor competitive terms and customer satisfaction with the terms and conditions and contracting practices. Recommend changes as required;
  • Provide guidance on contract matters to project managers and other operational staff including training on contracting practices and procedures as required;
  • Oversee Service Level Agreement Compliance;
  • Lead the contract management lifecycle process; Ensure contract close out, extension or renewal ;
  • Assure accuracy and appropriateness of contract text and attachments;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • University degree in a related field (business, law or other related areas);
  • Significant experience in a similar role involving contracts management on major projects and/or alternative delivery projects;
  • Experience on large projects at a senior level working with various stakeholders;
  • Experience working with legal, risk, technical, financial and commercial advisors;
  • Experience in risk identification, allocation, and quantification for large, complex capital projects;
  • Sound knowledge of asset management practices and contract administration;
  • Sound knowledge of professional engineering services, project management services and architectural services;
  • Ability to obtain security clearances with Federal Government agencies;
  • Experience in contract administration and claims management an asset;
  • Experience in both Owner and Contractor roles an asset;
  • Proven advanced conflict and issues resolution skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French is an asset;
  • Results-oriented and able to work in a fast paced, demanding, deadline-driven environment
  • Possess excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.


WSP Canada Inc.



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.


Ottawa, ON

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