WSP adds SNC-Lavalin leaders Janet Oh and Tracy Ernsting

15 June 2022 2 min. read
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Design and engineering consultancy WSP has hired Janet Oh as chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Canada, and Tracy Ernsting as VP, operational performance, Canada.

Based in Montreal, Oh brings nearly 25 years of legal and management experience to the role, where she will serve as WSP Canada’s lead legal expert. She joins the firm from rival SNC-Lavalin, where she most recently served as SVP, legal, and led the legal function in major infrastructure, power, and transportation projects globally. Oh also oversaw SNC’s global dispute resolution team.

She spent nearly 19 years at SNC, joining the firm as legal counsel in 2003 and holding increasingly senior roles in the company’s legal function. Earlier in her career, Oh spent six years at law firm Lavery de Billy, where she was a litigation associate.

Oh holds a law degree from McGill University.WSP adds SNC-Lavalin leaders Janet Oh and Tracy ErnstingBased in Edmonton, Ernsting will in the newly created role “drive performance and efficiency initiatives to deliver enhanced client satisfaction and an industry leading work environment,” according to a press release from WSP Canada.

Ernsting brings more than 30 years of diverse professional experience in strategic planning, client strategy, marketing, market research, management consulting, and naval architecture. She has led numerous transformational projects, including developing, implementing, and migrating management systems.

Ernsting rejoins WSP after spending five years at SNC as VP of client strategy, engineering, design, and project management, Canada.

Before that, she spent two years as director of strategic marketing at WSP Canada and three years at Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP), where she was head of market research for the Americas.

Earlier in her career, Ernsting was director of strategic planning at Bell Canada Enterprises and Bombardier Transportation. She was also previously a management consultant at Secor.

Ernsting began her career as a naval architect at ECS – German and Milne.

She has an MBA from McGill University and a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture from Memorial University of Newfoundland.