Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

Practice Leader, Mechanical

15ME - Vancouver Mechanical


Reports to: Engineering Director


Based at: Vancouver Office


Position Purpose: Responsible for the development and growth of the practice side of the engineering teams & to develop business for the company.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and support for engineering managers and team leads.
  • Mentor, motivate and provide guidance to junior engineering employees.
  • Work with Human Resources to prepare formalized training program for entry level engineers.
  • Lead and develop quality program for mechanical engineers.
  • Enable an excellent engineering/workplace culture.
  • Enhance the technical depth of the engineering team.
  • Enable and develop excellent engineering process and practice.
  • Assist with recruitment and attraction of new employees.
  • Lead opportunities for significant projects utilizing company resources. Explore alliances or joint ventures with other organizations where appropriate.
  • Provide expertise in project scheduling and financial management.
  • Provide marketing and project responses for engineering offerings.
  • Develop significant new business/topline growth for the company.
  • Work collaboratively with other employees to grow WEC’s business in British Columbia.
  • Assist with developing engineering teams that understand urgency, will be innovative and will deliver profitable projects on time and budget.
  • Work with Engineering Managers and Regional Directors to support the development of lasting relationships with clients.
  • Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Adhere to the company and client safety policies and practices in effect at any given time.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or diploma in Engineering Technology



  • P.Eng. or C.E.T. designation
  • 25+ years’ experience in Consulting Engineering or related field
  • Experience in a leadership, supervisory or mentorship role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a person who listens well, respects diversity of opinions and has an open, clear and succinct communication style.
  • Strong presentation, proposal writing, business development and project management skills.
  • The ability to recognize and accurately define problems and solutions by collecting data and establishing facts to draw valid conclusions.
  • A results oriented and decisive individual with the ability to delegate effectively.
  • A people oriented leader with a reputation for successfully attracting, mentoring and motivating a team.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills in handling multiple priorities, performing a variety of tasks, and meeting required deadlines.
  • Strong contacts in the engineering community and a persuasive presentation and communication style.
  • Experience and good judgement to plan and accomplish ambitious but achievable goals.
  • Ability to represent the company to the staff, clients and community by ensuring the best image is presented.
  • Understands basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.
  • Understands our pricing model and billing procedures.
  • Ability to facilitate team and client meetings effectively.
  • Possesses strong understanding in the area of at least one engineering discipline.
  • Application knowledge of WEC systems and programs (including Gnosis, Vision, Career Path, MS Office, discipline specific drafting/design software, etc.)


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