In a ceremony hosted by the Montreal chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) on December 4, WSP received two major awards in the Élixir competition. This was the 11th year of the event, which celebrates the project management industry in Quebec. The competition was stiff, and our company was very proud to take home two awards presented in front of our competitors and clients.

Caroline Couture-Trudel: Recipient of the “Project Management Professional” Category Prize

The “Project Management Professional” Élixir prize aims to highlight individual successes in project management in Quebec. This category applies to managers with over eight years of experience in project management. Louis Boissonneault, project management director at WSP, nominated Caroline Couture-Trudel for her strong professional accomplishments.


A certified PMP (Project Management Professional), Caroline has over 17 years of experience in managing projects in construction, renovation, theatre and major show set-up. With her combined experience in electrical engineering, theatre production and project management, she has successfully completed many complex projects involving significant budgetary and time constraints.


Last year, Caroline worked simultaneously on two major projects in WSP’s transportation department: the proposal for Montreal’s Réseau Électrifié Métropolitain (REM) and the Turcot interchange project. In spring 2017, in recognition of her strengths in project management and her leadership, she was appointed Audit and Project Management Director for the greater Montreal region in WSP’s Transport and Infrastructure division. Caroline stands out with her exceptional leadership skills, making her well deserving of the prize in the project management professional category.


Turcot Interchange: Recipient of the Best Projects Award (prize won with the KPH consortium)

The Élixir “Best Projects” award aims to recognize group successes in project management in Quebec. More specifically, the Élixir Best Projects award aims to highlight a remarkable component in the management of a project that occurred in 2017. The nomination was submitted by Jean-Pierre Ricard, assistant director of the Environment sector, and his colleague Nicolas Sbarrato, project manager, for the environmental component of the Turcot project . Management of the project’s environmental aspect impressed the judges.


Given the project’s large scope and complexity, the WSP project team, partnering with KPH Turcot on environmental management, had to face several major challenges for the construction of nearly 150 km of highway lanes.


The team also used new technologies, in particular a number of tablets and an interactive map available on the cloud to provide universal and up-to-date information to all construction teams. With its particular nature, unmatched size and innovative goals, the Turcot project involved adapting traditionally used work methods and technologies. These new approaches brought unquestionable benefits to the project’s advancement, and helped to continually retain ambitious goals in construction and environmental rehabilitation.


About the Project Management Institute 

PMI has chapters located in over 80 countries and is the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession. The institute offers numerous certifications, academic research programs, market studies and professional development opportunities. It also organizes many networking events to provide opportunities to meet other experts.

From left to right: Nicolas Sbarrato, Project lead, Jean-Pierre Ricard, Assistant Director, Environment Jean-François Gauthier, Assistant VP, Transportation, Major Projects, Caroline Couture-Trudel, Director, Control & Project Management and Martin Hétu, VP Transportation Qc.