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WSP Canada

Building Sciences Consultant

Ottawa, ON
Full Time
4 hours ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Building Sciences Consultant to join our Buildings group, located at our Ottawa office. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Building Sciences this position will be responsible for conducting site reviews and assisting our Junior and Intermediate Engineers on projects related to evaluation and restoration of existing building envelope/enclosure assemblies, including, but not limited to: wall cladding, windows, roofing, below-grade waterproofing, parking garage structures, and balconies.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:
  • Apply engineering knowledge to tasks on building envelope restoration & capital planning projects
  • Assist engineers with building envelope condition evaluations & site reports
  • Conduct construction and site reviews, monitoring quality of building repairs
  • Liaise with contractors, sub-consultants and engineering disciplines
  • Contribute to the contract administration process on construction projects
  • Accept responsibility for project tasks, deliverables and outcomes
  • Apply sustainable thinking and practices within project delivery
  • Contribute to the knowledge systems within the building science practice
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Building Sciences, Architectural Science or Applied Science;
  • Demonstrates a passion in building sciences, building envelope technology, or building construction;
  • Previous co-op / summer work experience in the construction or engineering industry related to buildings is ideal;
  • Excellent communicator. English is required, French is an asset;
  • A collaborative team player, amongst energetic, successful people;
  • Strong at multi-tasking, organized and adaptable to shifting priorities;
  • Ability to transfer or obtain security clearance with the federal government is required;
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.