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VP, Building Engineering

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

VP, Building Engineering

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

For ambitious individuals looking for the right move to advance their careers, now is the perfect time to join Egis. 

Egis is experiencing substantial growth in North America, highlighted by our recent acquisition of McIntosh Perry—now made up of over 1,000 engineers, architects and planners across Canada and the USA. This strategic move underscores our commitment to investing in the region, propelling our expansion to new heights.

As a pivotal member of our team, you'll play a key role in driving the company to the next level. Egis is actively investing in critical growth areas, leading to the creation of exciting new roles. The successful candidate will benefit from unwavering support from both the local and international teams, gaining access to world-class experts on a global scale to facilitate our rapid growth.

The Role:

A focal point for Egis's strategic growth lies in the Building Engineering market. Egis has made a name for itself throughout the world in part because of extensive building design capabilities and experience. Our established presence in many major cities in Canada, client contacts in the real estate market related to building facilities and other services, complemented by an extensive pool of international technical experts positions us perfectly to become a prominent player in the building design sector in North America.

We are actively seeking an experienced business leader with substantial North American building design and leadership

Job description

As Vice President, you will work closely with the senior leadership team and will be responsible for providing direct leadership, strategic direction and day-to-day management to the division. You will also be a key member of the strategic leadership team of the region and will work with the leadership team on the overall strategy and vision of the region.

The initial focus of this role will business development as we further establish ourselves as a leader in the building design space in North America.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

Marketing/Business Development

-Identify and secure building engineering clients in major North American cities.
-Actively participate in the strategic development and pursuit of clients and projects.
-Provide visible leadership with potential clients and existing clients.
-Maintain regular dialogue with key clients.
-Participate in the development and execution of key project and client presentations.
-Develop and maintain relationships with industry professionals, consultants and other business leaders.

Strategic Planning

-Actively lead and support the execution of the strategic plan within the group and work with managers to develop and implement operational plans that ensure targets are being met.
-As a member of the strategic leadership team for the region, contribute to the development of the strategic planning process.


-Lead and direct the divisional leadership and their teams.
-Provide coaching and development to the managers.
-Actively lead and support a positive, respectful and results oriented work environment and ensures consistency with core values.
-As required, prepare and presents reports to internal stakeholders on areas that fall within the scope or mandate of the role.

Operational Management

-Provide high level guidance and oversight in the preparation of proposals, -development of work plans, schedules, budgets, fee proposal and negotiations. Work closely with the managers to monitor progress on all projects to ensure timeline and targets on being met.
-Ensure quality processes are in place for all business units specific to their requirements.
-Provide guidance to managers on employee matters and monitors the completion of performance reviews for all employees within the group.


The ideal candidate will have the following background, skills and attributes:


-Extensive experience working in the building design space in North America.
-Knowledge of the North American buildings market including private and public procurement practices. In particular, knowledge of the Industrial or Healthcare markets.
-20 years of experience in building design, business development and project delivery, with a minimum of 10 years in a leadership role.
-Strong business development skills, including a current network of contacts.
-Proven track record of growing business and a desire to do it again.
-Strategic mindset, big picture thinker and solid problem-solving skills.
-Strong leadership skills.
-Superior business and financial acumen.


Position location

Job location

America/Carribean, Canada


Ontario, Canada

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years