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WSP Canada

Senior Transportation Planner or Engineer

Toronto, ON
Full Time
The Opportunity:

Are you interested in having a say in how towns and cities develop and people move? Are you a Project Leader and Collaborator and seeking to further develop your skills and apply your engineering or planning degree to make a difference in planning and designing complete streets and multi-modal mobility solutions? WSP is currently seeking a Senior Transportation Engineer or Senior Planner with transportation planning or engineering experience to join our Greater Toronto Area Transportation Planning and Science Department. This individual will assume a Project Manager role and contribute to a team that plans and designs urban mobility solutions including pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, road safety and intersection improvements, and complete streets with consideration for users of all ages and abilities.

This is your opportunity to join an established and leading transportation planning and engineering practice and participate in innovative and exciting projects across Canada and beyond. WSP's strong national and global presence means you'll work with practitioners and experts from across Canada and beyond. We work with the public and private sectors to develop solutions for all modes of transportation. We offer a hybrid work environment and the potential for rapid career growth in an exciting and team-focused environment, together with a competitive benefits package.

Our multidisciplinary team works at the intersection of sustainable transportation and universal accessibility, road safety, equity, and micromobility. Our backgrounds cover planning, engineering, design, and engagement.

The Transportation Planning and Science Department offers planning and engineering services for the full spectrum of transportation challenges. These include but are not limited to Active Transportation, Complete Streets Planning and Design, Environmental Assessments (EAs) in accordance with the Municipal Class EA and MTO Class EA, regional and area transportation studies, site specific transportation assessments, transit planning, parking studies, traffic signing and travel demand forecasting and analysis.

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:
  • Managing and controlling all aspects of projects to achieve the Client's goals, including schedule, budget and quality objectives through the application of formal project management process, techniques and procedures;
  • Applying best practices and identifying innovative solutions as required for the planning, design and implementation of complete street, multi-modal transportation, transit and traffic projects;
  • Managing or supporting transportation planning assignments of all sizes;
  • Carrying out a wide range of transportation planning and multi-disciplinary assignments for both private and public sector clients including active transportation and complete street master plans and corridor designs, environmental assessments, infrastructure needs assessments, multi-modal transportation studies and master plans, with minimal guidance;
  • Liaison with clients, project team members, and other stakeholders regarding project requirements;
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team including transportation/traffic engineers, planners, designers, and landscape architects;
  • Preparation and/or oversight and presentation of technical memos and reports to communicate technical results and recommendations;
  • Responding to requests for proposals and fee estimates;
  • Supporting the leadership team in business development; and
  • Attending and participating in client and public meetings.

What you'll bring to WSP :
  • A minimum 6 years of relevant experience in transportation planning and/or traffic engineering services in the public or consulting sectors;
  • An Undergraduate or Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • Possess a P.Eng. License from the Professional Engineers of Ontario or are a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) from the Ontario Professional Planning Institute;
  • Strong public and stakeholder engagement skills and experience, and IAP2 accreditation would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of transportation related software packages Synchro/SimTraffic, HCS, VISSIM, EMME, Sidra, AIMSUM and/or ARCADY would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in developing data collection programs (traffic surveys, parking utilization) and program implementation;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MicroStation and/or ArcGIS would be considered an asset;
  • A strong knowledge of design guidelines including TAC, NACTO, OTM, MTO;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; English required, French considered an asset;
  • Project management / leadership skills and ability to support the management team in a growing and diverse practice;
  • Strong organizational skills to balance the delivery of multiple projects;
  • Independent worker that is self-motivated and passionate about Transportation Planning/Engineering; and
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Lived experience travelling urban and suburban areas on foot and by bicycle or using a mobility aid.

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.