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WSP Canada

Process Engineer

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP currently offers an opportunity for an Intermediate Process Water/Wastewater Designer within the Process Water/Wastewater Group. Our offices are located across Ontario and in Montreal, Quebec. As the successful candidate, you will collaborate with the Process Water/Wastewater Group on local and international industrial water and wastewater treatment projects across various sectors, including food processing, mining, and manufacturing. Additionally, you'll have the chance to participate in renewable energy (waste-to-energy) initiatives and groundwater remediation and treatment projects.

Our Process Water/Wastewater Group is a tight-knit community of industry professionals, with team members spanning a range of experience from 30 years to less than one. We specialize in providing design services tailored to clients facing unique challenges, with project sites spanning the globe. Our expertise covers traditional physical-chemical, aerobic, and anaerobic wastewater treatment, as well as addressing emerging contaminants and practices-such as PFAS treatment-and developing renewable natural gas resources through waste digestion.

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.


What you can expect to do here:

As part of our team, you'll engage in various project phases under the guidance of experienced Project Managers and Senior Engineers. Your responsibilities may include:
  • Designing, coordinating, and executing field sampling programs and data collection.
  • Conducting feasibility studies and options evaluations with limited oversight.
  • Assisting with preliminary design, detailed design, troubleshooting, and operations support for both new and existing facilities under the guidance of senior engineers.
  • Leading the preparation of small- and medium-sized proposals, cost estimates, and reports, as well as completing design calculations and design drawings with limited guidance.

Typical project phases and tasks may involve:
  • Designing industrial wastewater treatment systems, including wastewater characterization, bench and pilot-scale treatability evaluations, Mass Balance, PFD, and P&ID development. You'll also be responsible for producing detailed engineering drawings and specifications, overseeing construction, and managing commissioning.
  • Evaluating treatment technologies from both economic and technical perspectives.
  • Specifying and tendering major process equipment purchases.
  • Assessing specific treatment equipment based on economic and technical criteria.
  • Conducting water and waste reduction audits with a focus on source reduction and water recycling.
  • Managing permitting and regulatory submissions.
  • Engaging in field and laboratory work, including sampling and bench/pilot-scale treatability studies.

At WSP, we encourage you to take on new responsibilities, connect with new clients, and contribute fresh ideas to enhance and optimize our business. We provide opportunities for active engagement with management and leadership at all levels, along with support programs for mentorship, leadership development, and mental health management.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Education: Possess an undergraduate degree in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering.
  • Experience: Have more than 4 years of relevant industry experience, including wastewater and water treatment design, facility operation, and process-mechanical design.
  • Skills and Attributes:
    • Be a team player with a willingness to travel.
    • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • Apply a robust common-sense approach to problem-solving.
    • Be self-motivated and proactive.
    • Be eligible for licensure with Professional Engineers of Ontario (EIT or P. Eng.).
    • Show enthusiasm for engaging with the team and seeking out new opportunities.
    • Possess a valid Ontario Class-G license.
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    • Experience in industrial sectors such as food processing, mining, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, metal finishing, petroleum, and general manufacturing.
    • Familiarity with REVIT & ACAD.
    • Proficiency in GPS-X or BioWin.
    • Bilingual proficiency in French and English.
    • An advanced engineering degree (Masters).

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 2024-08-14

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