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Project Controls Specialist, Project Management Office
Business Line Infrastructure
ID # 12227
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




WSP is currently seeking a Project Controls Specialist, located at our Vancouver office.

As a project controls professional at WSP, you will utilize your expertise in cost controls, scheduling, communications, and problem resolution in a fast-paced, professional, design and construction environment, to work with the project management team in the development of control budgets and project timelines, during project execution.

Reporting to the Director of Project Management Office, Infrastructure, this position will be responsible for project controls functions to support the management of various projects.


  • Develop project/program enterprise structures, i.e.: Work Breakdown Structures, and Cost Breakdown Structures
  • Prepare, update, and maintain integrated project schedules for engineering/design, procurement, construction, and commissioning/closeout
  • Monitor, control and report on the progress of the work in comparison with the baseline budget and schedule and report on any deviation
  • Prepare recommendations for remedial action where deviations occur, include trends in the forecast, or develop a mitigation program or corrective measures.
  • Prepare, update, and maintain cash flow, and earned value analyses
  • Liaise with project teams to ensure the correct utilization of the project control system based on project specific requirements and corporate guidelines
  • Seek Project Manager’s approval for changes to baseline estimates and new forecasted dates/performance;
  • Responsible for Change Management, reporting of all project exposures pending, approved and rejected;
  • Take ownership of the planning and cost control functions and ensure integrity of the data being processed
  • Interface with project team to develop project forecasts and analyze project schedule and costs for Earned Value (EV)
  • Participate in cost and schedule risk assessment
  • Liaise with clients to clarify cost related issues and develop timely and accurate monthly invoices and for reporting purposes.
  • Participates in the management of sub-consultants including generating subconsultant agreements, invoice management, and change control management.
  • Prepare cost reports to ensure original commitments, cost to date and cost to complete and any variances are accurately reported on a timely basis
  • Prepare financial reconciliation reports
  • Prepare project invoices in conjunction with the Accounting Department prior to issuance for proper allocation of revenues
  • Implement financial controls including controlling authorizations of expenditure and cash flow projections
  • Track and coordinate the progress of the project on a day-to-day basis from a cost and schedule perspective to ensure that the project is on-track
  • Perform thorough QA/QC on all deliverables
  • Support the business development teams in responding to RFQ, RFP and bid development process by providing input in the schedule and fee development;
  • Implementation of project controls procedures and continuous improvement measures


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, construction management, accounting or finance, Business Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience required.
  • PMP or PMI-SP certification, knowledge of PMBOK or Project Management education an asset
  • Requires solid understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Has a solid working knowledge of scheduling tools including Microsoft Project and Primavera software (P6)
  • Full understanding of project life cycle and engineering and construction projects
  • Checks the work of others for accuracy and completeness and monitors project budget and schedule.
  • Participates and collaborates in project team setting to provide creative, strategic and critical solutions.
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
  • Ability to multi-task, work on several projects or tasks at once, manage time, organize, and set priorities
  • Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills as the role requires continuous interaction with team members
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal, including report writing, editing, and proofreading abilities
  • This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.




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.

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WSP Canada Inc.


North Vancouver, BC

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