Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

  • Building Science Practice Leader

    01BS - Edmonton Building Science
  • Description

    Reports to: Regional Director


    Based at: Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver


    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 electrical 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 Alberta and/or British Columbia dependent on the location of the successful candidate.
    • 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.


    • P.Eng. or C.E.T. designation
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or diploma in Engineering Technology
    • 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 of Microsoft Office 365


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