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WSP USA Senior Advisor, Global Communications in Montreal, Quebec

The Opportunity:

WSP Global seeks to hire a Senior Advisor, Global Communications. As part of the Global Communications and Public Relations team, the incumbent will ensure WSP’s strategic positioning with key external and internal stakeholders, focusing on effective communications strategies that benefit WSP’s global reach. The incumbent will stand out for the quality of their advice and their copywriting and execution capabilities in support of WSP’s communications priorities to achieve and maintain visibility for the company among the stakeholders it serves.

The person in this position will work in hybrid mode with a minimum of three days in our Montréal office.

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Why choose WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging

  • Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.

  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.

  • Enhance 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 yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.

  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a 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.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

# WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • Collaborate with key leaders and partners to develop and deploy strategies and tactics in line with external and internal communications campaigns to reinforce WSP’s position as a global leader.

  • Develop and write effective, modern and engaging content to support communications objectives, including writing speeches, press releases, intranet articles, presentations, website and social media content.

  • Establish constructive and trusting relationships with stakeholders to advise them effectively on external and internal communications.

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of effective communication strategies, campaigns and plans based on best practices.

  • Engage and inform employees through innovative, results-oriented communication strategies in support of the organization’s corporate services and business line teams.

  • Support corporate financial communications, media relations, social media, events and crisis management activities.

  • Participate in evaluating the effectiveness of communication strategies and share results with stakeholders.

  • Ensure consistency of message style and tone across all communications channels.

  • Proofread and edit various pieces of content to ensure their accuracy and clarity, as well as their adherence to brand guidelines.

  • Review and improve the company’s current internal tools and channels to better adapt them to employees’ operational needs and realities.

  • Participate in updating the editorial calendar to maximize the impact of each communication.

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  • At least five to eight years’ professional experience in external and internal communications.

  • A university degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related discipline and relevant experience. Experience with a listed company (asset).

  • Excellent command of written and spoken French and English. Mastery of both French and English is a requirement for this position, as it involves working with stakeholders on a global scale.

  • Ability to synthesize complex business topics, as well as exceptional writing skills to create innovative content that effectively reaches target audiences.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where multiple projects and priorities must be managed simultaneously.

  • Rigour, initiative, team spirit and organizational skills.

  • Experience in working collaboratively with key corporate stakeholders and as an influencer of senior management.

  • High level of professionalism and ethics in all activities and interactions.

#LI-Hybrid

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.

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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY. (https://www.wsp.com/en-CA/careers/notice-to-staffing-agencies)

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