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WSP Canada

Engineering Graduate, Land Development & Municipal Engineering

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Are you ready to kickstart your engineering journey in a vibrant environment filled with innovation and impact? WSP is currently seeking an Engineering Graduate to join our Land Development and Municipal Engineering Team, located at our Owen Sound office. Reporting to the Manager, this position will be responsible for the execution of a variety of road, water, wastewater and storm design tasks, such as site servicing and feasibility studies, stormwater management and grading design, technical design production, reporting, proposal writing, field inspection, and project management for municipal, private, First Nation engineering and land development projects. The opportunity will have a focus on local projects within Owen Sound and surrounding areas, with some opportunity for work at more northern Ontario communities and First Nations.

Why choose 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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Assist in engineering design assignments for road, stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure, working both independently and in a team environment;
  • Participate in the development of concept, preliminary and detailed engineering drawings, designs and plans;
  • Participate in the preparation of design briefs and applications (MECP, etc.) for approvals;
  • Support in preparing construction cost estimates and quantities, specifications and contract documents, tendering, shop drawing review and construction administration;
  • Support and complete infield construction inspections on projects and resolving construction issues with the assistance of project managers and field supervisors;
  • Assist project managers with quality monitoring, including scope review, budgeting, and scheduling;
  • Support in the review and completion of construction record drawings; and
  • Provide assistance to project managers and office manager with other day to day project operations.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Bachelor's degree in civil/environmental engineering from an accredited Canadian university;
  • 0 to 5 years of engineering experience in land development and municipal engineering;
  • General design knowledge of roads and highways, site servicing including storm, sanitary and water, grading and drainage, and stormwater management;
  • Interested and willing to obtain a sound knowledge of engineering standards, principals, practices and techniques including reference guidelines and design manuals used in land development and municipal engineering projects;
  • Interested and willing to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications (OPSS) and Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD);
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D and a general understanding of the software design capabilities;
  • Excellent MS Word and Excel abilities;
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and technical specifications;
  • Ability to take initiative and attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal, including teamwork and interpersonal abilities;
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and also working independently in both an office, home and field environments; and a
  • Valid Ontario driver's license.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-10

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