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WSP USA Business Information Security Officer – Corporate [OneIT] in Montreal, Quebec

Position Summary

WSP’s Information Security Office (ISO) is responsible for the deployment of the information security framework in to both the IT organization and wider business community. This includes the Governance mechanisms, policies and processes, tools and technologies, and employee training required to protect WSP information and that of our clients.

The role of Business Information Security Officer – Corporate works directly with WSP’s Global IT organization and with our other Corporate Services such as HR, Finance and Health and Safety. It is a primarily internally facing role, though it may involve some interaction with clients and third parties. The role has a dual reporting relationship to the CISO and to the CIO.

This position requires a senior management professional with relevant experience and a strong working knowledge of IT security, risk management, regulatory compliance, information and public cloud service technology, IT operations management principles, and third-party security management.

Responsibilities :

  • Working directly with business leadership at all levels of the organisation to deliver an effective, world class information security program.

  • Establish and maintain the Information Security Governance framework; including running the Information Security Committee; coordinating IS risk management, executive reporting and participate in other forums where information security input and approval is required based on documented policies and processes.

  • Implementing and Operating the ISO270001 aligned Data and Information Security Management System.

  • Enhancing the security culture within Global IT and Corporate Services, driving business change initiatives and owning security e-learning.

  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of IS requirements, including regulatory/legal requirements. Working with key stakeholders, including the Head of Legal and Corporate leads to provide input and security assurance for new bids and acquisitions.

  • Working with the corporate IT teams and providing security guidance for new IT projects (working with the Security Architect function where needed)

  • Liaise with the relevant functions – Risk Management, Commercial, HR, Legal, Compliance, Procurement, Facilities / Physical Security - to ensure IS coordination and risk management.

  • The management and co-ordination of any security incident response.

  • Provide SME and guidance on any security needs or requirements. Act as an advisor to the Corporate Services leads on all information security related matters.

  • Work with the CISO and ISO on the Global Information Security Framework; contributing to the development of new processes, identifying and resolving risks and providing regular reports on security matters and metrics.

Leadership and People Responsibilities:

  • Displays leadership and independence in performing their role, with an ability to make complex decisions with limited input and review from senior staff.

  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and exude the appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

  • Assist in the training, and coaching of new and existing staff, and provide coaching to staff executing all aspects of information security and risk assessment and support.

  • Develop positive working relationships with other team members and business partners and partner across teams to align with WSP internal and external client demands.

  • Capable of rapidly assimilating and internalizing complex business, technology, and risk management concepts and dependencies.

  • Capable of clearly defining, presenting and selling recommended strategies to senior management teams.

  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills, project management skills; financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate between specialized groups of business unit and IT professionals.

  • Accommodation of schedule for international conference calls.

Finance/Budgetary Responsibilities:

  • Support the CISO in developing the budget projections based on objectives



  • 8+ years related senior level experience in Information Security, IT risk, IT Audit or a similar position involving IT and business change

  • Graduate of a four-year college or university, preferably with a degree in computer science or information management, or Professional certification in one or more of the following disciplines — IT governance (e.g., CGEIT), security (e.g., CISSP, CISM), internal audit (CISA) or Payment Card Industry (PCI)

  • Working (not necessarily technical) knowledge of security technologies (encryption, data protection, network intrusion prevention, host intrusion prevention, firewalls, privilege access, etc.)

  • Working (not necessarily technical) knowledge of enterprise IT security concerns and technologies, including but not limited to VPNs, network security, encryption, authentication, application-level network protocols, PKI, IPSec, Firewall, SSH, SSL, DES, LAN/WAN, and TCP/IP

  • Knowledge of security best practices (applications, network and client setups)

  • Experience with IT Governance frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL and ISO 2700x

  • Experience with governance, compliance and audit within IT environments

  • Experience of risk management, including risk analysis, mitigation and monitoring

  • Knowledge of information security regulations applicable to WSP


  • Master's degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

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.

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