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WSP Canada

Electrical Engineer, Aviation

Thornhill, ON
Full Time
11 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking an Electrical Project Manager to join our Aviation Department, located at our Thornhill office. Reporting to the Manager, Engineering this position will be responsible for leading and delivering aviation consulting services to our domestic and international clients. This position forms an integral part of WSP's Centre of Excellence in the Aviation Industry.

Why WSP?

  • 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, 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:
  • Safety Focus including consideration of safety in design, construction and operations;
  • Designs in areas with hazardous classifications (i.e., flammable gases, combustible dusts);
  • Build client relationships and respond to client requests
  • Experience with arc flash analysis and software;
  • Experience with AGL systems at large airports with 15M PAX
  • Specifications for Switchgear, MCCs, transformers, and other electrical components;
  • Experience in power distribution, motor control and lighting design;
  • Electrical systems design to support clients/other disciplines/departments/offices in the areas of responsibility;
  • Application of regulations to area of expertise and ensuring compliance;
  • Incorporation of safety and risk analysis into equipment designs;
  • Perform engineering calculations;
  • Ability to work with a minimum of instructions, complete tasks independently, make decisions and take responsibility on technical matters;
  • Design management with input from other senior managers on technical decisions;
  • Industrial site reviews and evaluations for design verification / implementation;
  • Travel to various client sites, attend project meetings and conduct field reviews;
  • Coordination with various departments and offices required for project implementation;
  • Write and review technical reports, and construction specifications;
  • Cost Estimating review and assistance;
  • Mentor and lead junior staff through project deliverables
  • Design of specialized control and/or communications systems a benefit;
  • Electrical control system design including control panel layouts, component selection, and schematics;
  • Design and integration of control system communications networks including HMI and fiber optics a benefit;
  • Integration of field instrumentation, sensory devices and the associated safety systems into an overall controls package to enable a fully-functional industrial control system a benefit;
  • Other duties as assigned.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...
  • Minimum of 8 -15 years experience in electrical engineering and design;
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, other provinces/states a benefit;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs,
  • Working knowledge of CSA standards, ICAO , TP312, ANSI standards, IEEE standards, Ontario Building Code, and other applicable codes;
  • Working knowledge of power system modelling software;
  • Must be able to attend airport sites and observe all applicable safety regulations;
  • Project experience in airside airport infrastructure, runways, taxiways, aprons, ports, material handling, airport terminal building is preferred;
  • Experience with renewable energy systems a benefit;
  • Working knowledge of airside instrumentation, controls, communications and automation a benefit;
  • Control system (PLC, DCS, HMI) programming ability a benefit;
  • Working knowledge of control system modelling software a benefit;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license;
  • Must possess a team player attitude and be able to work in project team environment.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.