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WSP Canada

Lead Electrical Engineer

Thornhill, ON
Full Time
6 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP's Building/Transportation M&E Team is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Electrical team, located in our Thornhill office. Reporting to Electrical Group Manager, the Senior Electrical Engineer will play an integral role in the delivery and execution of complex, challenging and innovative projects.

From a technical perspective, the Senior Electrical Engineer will be an established technical resource, mentoring and guiding Designers and Engineers in the production of engineering drawings. In addition, the Senior Electrical Engineer will provide input in client and stakeholders meetings, representing and championing the WSP brand and mission objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer looking to work with autonomy on some of Canada's most future-forward engineering projects. The successful candidate should be familiar with a variety of transportation, municipal, institutional, and commercial building projects. The individual will be responsible to supervise an electrical team comprised of intermediate and junior engineers, EITs, designers and coop students.

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:
  • Participate in the design of plans, preliminary estimations and details for transportation, commercial, and industrial building projects;
  • Electrical design for building Power distribution, Fire Alarm, Grounding, Lightning Protection, Emergency Power and Life Safety Generator systems for transportation projects with clients such as GO Metrolinx, TTC, YRT, CN, CP, GTAA, etc.
  • Provide day to day guidance to design team, be the design lead for their projects, client facing and representing WSP. Prepare calculation, conceptual and detail design, technical specification, installation details, permit / tender / post-tender services, and perform contract admin (CA) services to review shop drawings, RFI's, etc.
  • Preparing contract document, Professional signing and sealing, working with Project Managers (PMs), senior engineers, designers, 3D modelers to submit the project for permit and tender;
  • Taking ownership of multiple concurrent projects as a Project Manager and Lead Engineer throughout the project life cycle;
  • Financial/budgetary reporting, scheduling and resourcing in assistance to the Discipline Manager and internal/external PMs;

We'd love to hear from you if you have...
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and registered P.Eng. with PEO;
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience designing electrical systems for, transportation, commercial, and industrial building projects including but not limited to: power distribution, grounding, fire alarm, fire protection, lightning protection, arc flash study, emergency power and life safety;
  • Thorough knowledge of different construction contract methods including but not limited to Design/Bid/Build (DBB), Design/Build (DB) and P3, Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) delivery and Alliance type projects to lead the transportation projects from pursuit to construction.
  • Complete understanding of building electrical engineering requirement, Codes and Standards, including but not limited to Ontario Building Codes (OBC), OESC, CEC, CSA, NFPA, IEEE, ASHRAE, etc.;
  • Strong technical background to guide and mentor intermediate and junior engineers;
  • Liaise with contractors and defend the electrical designs;
  • Review and prepare installation details, provide technical calculations and specifications;
  • Review the design and provide Quality Control for all design packages prior submission;
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with team members and other disciplines. Detail oriented, organized, hard worker, and team player;

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.

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