WSP Global Inc. is a Canadian company with American and British roots, providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. After the purchase of New York-headquartered professional services firm Parsons Brinckerhoff in October 2014, WSP Global effectively became one of the largest professional services firms in the world, with approximately 43,600 employees in 500 offices serving in 40 countries.
Engineering Services firms, G.B.G.M. Ltd and Les Consultants Dupuis, Côté Inc., began operating in Quebec City in 1959.
In 1969 in England, WSP was established by Chris Cole and three other partners trading as the Williams Sale Partnership. In 1976, it was a founder member of the Building Services Research and Information Association. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1987.
After acquiring three firms and geographical expansion in 1993, the name of the Canadian firm GBGM was changed to GENIVAR.
In the 1990s, the company expanded at home and overseas forming WSP Asia in 1995, incorporating T P O'Sullivan and Partners in 1997, acquiring US practices Cantor Seinuk and Flack + Kurtz in 2000, as well as buying Jacobson & Widmark in Sweden in 2001, LT Consultants Oyj and EMP Projects Oyj in Finland in 2003 and, PHB Group in the UAE in 2005.
Highest paying job titles at WSP include Mechanical Engineer, Transportation Engineer, and Civil Engineer