Business Group Leader - Water / Wastewater

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Business Group Leader – Water / Wastewater


GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.   Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on crafting lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.   Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.   


Due to continued rapid growth and expansion of the water group into Eastern Canada, we are seeking a Business Group Leader – Water/Wastewater in our Montreal office to continue our expansion of a highly successful group. You will be part of the leadership of water practice in Eastern Canada and will work collaboratively with our global Water Practice to expand our market position in the region as well as lead and develop our technical resources and capabilities.   


The Business Group Leader is accountable for performance and growth of the Business Group. Through utilization and project performance, achievement of revenue and growth targets, and development and implementation of the business plan.


Business Development & Client Service : 
  • Develop and implements Business Group Business Plan
  • Build effective relationships with Business Group key clients
  • Lead project capture plans, coordination of proposal preparation and activities 
  • Actively participates in client functions, professional and/or industrial organizations to promote GHD brand
  • Assist in critical Eastern Canada Water business development initiatives



People :
  • Collaborates with senior members of the business group as well as the NA and Regional Market Leaders and Client Sector Leader to achieve excellent business outcomes
  • Work with project directors, project managers and project teams to improve job delivery skills within Business Group
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance and mentorship to engineers and technical staff in delivering ongoing municipal, water & wastewater projects 
  • Demonstrate support and compliance with the requirements of the GHD HSE Management system and management participation matrix
  • Act as Project Manager or Project Director on appropriate projects
  • Attracts strategic hires for the Business Group to develop the business



Performance :
  • Sustainable growth of the Business Group's net revenue
  • Drive financial performance with respect to contribution. Monitor and manage backlog, utilization, DSO, variances, and markups.
  • Development of job/scope of work packages, budgets, and progress
  • Managing the allocation of people to projects in agreement with the Project Manager
  • Manage and mitigate risks within the Business Group
  • Develop budget and monitor monthly
  • GHD Management Systems for Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Environment
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and project managers
  • Ensure technical soundness of work produced by the Business Group



Technical Skills: 
  • Lead the group’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control program for Eastern Canada’s water design projects 
  • Apply proven experience on municipal infrastructure projects to complete preliminary and detailed design of storm and sanitary sewer collection systems, water supply, distribution and storage systems, pumping stations, potable water and wastewater treatment facilities 
  • Provide guidance and QA/QC on all engineering design, calculations, design briefs and technical reports for municipal infrastructure, masterplans, environmental assessments, and detailed design projects 

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications: 
  • University Engineering Degree 
  • Member of OIQ 
  • Minimum 12-15 years’ experience in Project Management, design and construction of water infrastructure projects 
  • Having a well-established client base that preferably include major cities within the region
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, both oral and written 
  • Fluently bilingual (English/French)
  • Excellent people leadership & mentoring skills



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