Company: Wood
Skills: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architect
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is a leading provider of engineering services to the global pulp and paper industry. Despite recent challenges across global markets we see good long term opportunities in this market sector and are actively growing our Forest Industries team. Due to recent promotions within the business, we are currently seeking a Department Manager - Civil, Structural and Architectural (CSA) to join our Forest Industries team in Vancouver, Canada.

Reporting to the Forest Industries Engineering Manager, the CSA Manager will apply their extensive and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices to delivering efficient, high quality engineering to both large and small projects. The successful candidate will manage our team of CSA engineers and designers, providing leadership and technical guidance in the planning and delivering of engineering services, through all project phases from concept development to detailed design.

The CSA Manager has overall responsibility for building and developing the CSA engineering and design team, managing our library of technical standards and procedures, and the continued migration of our engineering platforms to full data-centric delivery.

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead, motivate, coach and manage an engineering team consisting of engineers, designers and draftsmen within the CSA disciplines
  • Ensure that CSA engineering delivery meets budget, timing and quality requirements
  • Ensure that projects and work assigned to your team are executed in accordance with our quality system and company procedures
  • Ensure effective communications and coordination between all supervised staff, project managers, and lead engineers of other departments, to ensure efficient sharing and utilization of information and resources
  • Monitor and report on overall productivity and efficiency of the CSA engineering team, forecast trends and provide estimates to complete for CSA project scopes
  • Coordinate with the engineering manager and other discipline managers to anticipate and resolve potential problems/risks meeting project objectives
  • Take a role as principal engineer of the department and mentor less experienced colleagues wherever required
  • Identify and implement training and professional development needs for the CSA team
  • Provide forecasting and staffing plans based on workloads and progress, and assign staff to specific projects or proposals
  • Identify staffing requirements and lead the process to recruit new staff as required
  • Lead / supervise / review technical studies completed by the CSA team
  • Review RFQ documents and lead / supervise the preparation of man-hour estimates for the CSA discipline scopes
  • Lead / supervise the preparation of man-hours, supporting documentation and justifications for change orders when required
  • Review and approve BOQ's and engineering estimates prior to submission for capital cost estimating
  • Stay current with project standards, industry trends, professional guidelines and new techniques / tools / practices, and roll these out to the CSA team as applicable


Skills / Qualifications




  • Qualified Civil / Structural Engineer holding a Bachelor's degree as a minimum
  • At least 15 years of relevant technical experience in designing concrete and steel structures in industrial environments
  • 12+ years of experience in professional civil / structural engineering, involving design, planning, checking, general management and supervisory responsibility in heavy industry
  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices, codes and standards applicable to civil and structural engineering
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Familiar with the creation of tender documents
  • Hands on experience in industry software, such as STAAD Pro, SAP, Mat 3D, Foundation 3D, 3D Model Review Tools (SPR & Navis Works), MS Office Suite, etc.
  • Experience in reviewing key deliverables prepared by CSA team or by other work-share offices
  • Experience in seismic engineering is an added advantage
  • Good communication skills and a team player
  • Client-oriented, flexible and should have desire to take extra effort
  • Has clearly demonstrated strong engineering competence, interpersonal / team building skills & leadership skills
  • Working knowledge in general civil works like grading, paving, roads, drainage systems and other underground services preferred


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.



Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.