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WSP Canada

Building Science Engineer

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

WSP is currently seeking an Experienced Building Sciences Engineer to join our Building Sciences Team in our Nanaimo office. This team is part of our Canada-wide Building Sciences practice with over 200 team members working in an integrated practice from coast to coast.

Why WSP?
  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 65,000 employees worldwide;
  • Impact 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things that will challenge the status quo and raise the bar higher;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a forward-thinking 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.


Why WSP Building Sciences?

Building Science encompasses a broad range of scientific and practical knowledge on the design, performance, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance and operation of new and existing buildings. With buildings being one of the major contributors of greenhouse gases to the environment, working to improve the design and operation of buildings has a positive impact on our environment and our daily lives, especially as most of us live, work and play in a wide range of building types.

Building Sciences deals with key aspects of the building envelope including cladding systems, insulation, air and vapour control, windows and doors, roofing and related systems, and parkade waterproofing in both existing and new buildings to name a few. Building Sciences is a dynamic field where advancement in the knowledge, techniques and practices is always evolving through new technologies and practices. This is a field where your work can support the advancement of improvements to our built environment and have a true impact on the future.

WSP Building Sciences has a comprehensive Centres of Excellence (COE) program developing best-practices and providing training and mentoring to our team members. You will have the opportunity to participate in this program as a member of our Building Sciences team.

Our Building Sciences teams in British Columbia works together with our project managers, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and civil specialists on a wide array of projects across Western Canada and the North.

In our BC offices we provide Building Sciences services that include:
  • Design and Commissioning of new building envelope systems and components
  • Building Condition Assessments for existing buildings, building envelopes, parkades and sites;
  • Reserve Fund Studies for condominiums;
  • Design of remediation and rehabilitation projects for buildings of all types; and
  • Tender and construction period engineering services to support our design projects.
  • Lead Project Teams and apply engineering knowledge on building science, structural remediation, and audit projects;
  • Take professional responsibility for project engineering designs and certifications;
  • Lead and prepare proposals for acquisition of building science projects;
  • Liaise with Clients and project participants during all phases of your projects;
  • Lead the contract administration process on projects;
  • Liaise with contractors, sub-consultants and engineering disciplines;
  • Conduct and oversee construction period site reviews monitoring quality of building construction and repairs;
  • Accept responsibility for project tasks, deliverables and outcomes;
  • Apply sustainable thinking and practices within project delivery;
  • Contribute to the knowledge systems within the Building Science practice;


This position may fit the education and experience of a wide range of candidates. Preferred qualifications include combinations of the following:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Building Science Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline is mandatory;
  • 5-10 years of engineering or construction sector experience in design, consulting, renewal, construction or advisory capacity for building systems (candidates with greater relevant experience are welcome to apply);
  • Experience with Building Condition Assessment and Reserve Fund Study reporting is an asset but not a requirement;
  • Registration with EGBC as a P. Eng. or eligibility for registration as a P. Eng. with EGBC immediately following hiring; registration in other Provinces is an asset;
  • Previous experience in the consulting engineering or construction industry is strongly desired but not essential;
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills; attention to detail and strong work ethic;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including presentation skills;
  • Knowledge of building materials and construction processes for repairing building envelopes, cladding systems, roofs, and parking structures;
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • A team player with an entrepreneurial attitude and a desire to work with successful, energetic people;
  • Strong at multi-tasking, organized and able to adapt to shifting priorities;
  • Ability to travel to project sites within Western Canada and the North and work extended and various hours when required;
  • Ability to obtain various government security clearances (facilitated by WSP);
  • Ability to work at heights (WSP will provide suitable training);
  • Acceptance and cooperation to work in a respectful workplace environment;
  • Experience and training in Workplace Health and Safety protocol and experience in reading and following Safe Work Practices and Procedures is an asset;
  • Valid drivers license in good standing. (Abstract may be requested).


Expected Salary (all locations): $84,200.00 to $100,123.00

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
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 2024-08-16

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