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WSP Canada

Senior Electrical Engineer

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Job Description

WSP is growing and has an opportunity for an Electrical Engineer to join our Water & Wastewater Facilities Electrical Team located in Thornhill, Ontario. As an engineer with us, you will be part of our growing team, using your skills and engineering experience to design and partner on major infrastructure projects in Canada.

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:

Are you ready to make an impact? As an Electrical Engineer, you'll play a vital role in our team, collaborating with industry experts to deliver top-notch design projects for a diverse clientele.
  • As an Electrical Engineer, you will be an integral part of our dynamic electrical team and dive into the intricate world of engineering design on power distribution, control systems, communication networks, lighting, fire alarms, and security systems for water and wastewater facilities.
  • You will be also in a role to demonstrate your writing skills and sharpen your skills by preparing compelling proposals, technical memoranda, design reports, and detailed electrical specifications.
  • You will engage in dynamic project collaboration and meetings with design team, clients, consultants, and contractors at various stages.
  • You will collaborate with local utilities and other key players to ensure seamless project execution.
  • You will work closely with equipment manufacturers and suppliers, incorporating essential design data into our detailed drawings and specifications.
  • You will be involved in construction services, including shop drawing reviews, responding to requests for information (RFIs), change order assessments, and on-site inspections.
  • You will dive deep into engineering analysis and electrical system studies including arc flash, short circuits, coordination studies, life cycle assessments, and construction cost estimates.
  • You will conduct site surveys, gathering critical field data and performing condition assessments.
  • You will tackle project challenges head-on, managing budgets, schedules, and any unexpected twists.
  • You will review design documents meticulously, ensuring compliance with engineering standards, codes, and best practices.
  • You will facilitate seamless collaboration between design and construction teams.
  • Mentorship: You will share your expertise with junior staff, fostering growth and development.
  • And More: You will need to be prepared for a dynamic role that may include additional duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Electrical Engineering Degree: Your educational foundation sets the stage for success.
  • Experience: You bring a minimum of 5-10 years in design projects across Ontario and Canada, you've honed your skills and know the ropes.
  • Credentials: You will hold a valid Professional Engineers License from PEO-your seal of expertise.
  • Codes and Standards: You will be familiar with relevant codes and standards, including OESC, OBC, IEEE, ASHRAE, CSA, and OHSA.
  • Tech Savvy: Your toolbox includes AutoCAD, Micro Station, and Revit. Plus, you're no stranger to 3D modeling and municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Project Pro: Your track record speaks volumes-successful project coordination, management, and timely delivery.
  • Analytical Mind: Your judgment is spot-on, and you thrive on solving complex problems.
  • Communication Ace: You will have strong interpersonal skills and articulate verbal communication-essential for collaborating with clients, consultants, and contractors.
  • Wordsmith: Your writing skills shine-you can whip up proposals, meeting minutes, technical memoranda, and reports with finesse.
  • Leadership: You're a natural leader, cool under pressure, and always ready to tackle challenges head-on.
  • Independence: You work autonomously, delivering comprehensive designs that meet client-driven deadlines.

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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