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WSP Canada

Electrical Engineer, Buildings

Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP's Buildings' team engages in the design of commercial, institutional, recreational and residential buildings. WSP is currently seeking an intermediate Electrical Engineer to join our Buildings Business Unit, located 3 days at the WSP Office in St Catharines. Most of the projects (80% approximately) involve retrofit work in existing buildings. You will apply your technical knowledge of electrical power distribution, fire alarm/voice communication, emergency power supply, EV charging, and lighting system design expertise across the commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial sectors. With the push for decarbonization and electrification of fossil fuel burning mechanical equipment, growth in the retrofit market is expected to climb steeply in the next decade creating a challenging and exciting career opportunity for the right individual with the skills as mid-level technical personnel. You will be working within a team of 15 technical staff members.

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:
  • Electrical design, calculations and preparation of specifications of power distribution, control, communication, lighting, fire alarm, security systems and emergency power
  • Preparing AutoCAD drawings and Revit 3D modeling for all electrical system designs as mentioned above;
  • Complete understanding of Electrical Engineering requirement, Ontario Building Code (OBC), Electrical Safety Authority, and IEEE standards for Building and Site design;
  • Perform individually or as a team member with electrical discipline and under direct supervision of Senior Engineers;

We'd love to hear from you if you have...
  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering;
  • Licensed with PEO;
  • 6-10 years of experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit is a must;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with team members and other disciplines;
  • Familiarity with software used for engineering studies - arc flash, load, fault and coordination studies, lighting, grounding, etc. is an asset;
  • Has own transportation with ability to travel to project sites as required

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.