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WSP Canada

Drafter/ Designer - Experienced Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•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


We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.
The Opportunity:

Golder WSP has a new opportunity for an experienced CAD Technician/ Designer (Drafter) to join our team on a full-time basis based in British Columbia or Alberta.
Why 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 #GlobalMining

A day in the life:

• Working closely with the various engineering and environmental groups to fill the needs of our internal and external clients in providing engineering design and drafting services
• Review of databases.
• Read, interpret, and utilize topographic survey data, survey field notes, and engineering designs.
• Perform advanced/complex calculations, apply results to design for optimum results, and identify potential issues with the surface and provide solutions.
• Design advanced/complex 3D models to assist engineers with analysis of proposed designs.
• Interpret base survey data and model designs using a pre-established design criteria, as well as recommend changes to models to optimize designs.
• Create drawings independently using field notes/client information.
• Edit existing drawings and input field notes into drawing base plans for proposals, reports and presentations.
• Lead the drafting component on large projects by understanding the correlation between drawings and resourcing CAD technicians to assist with completing project deliverable.
• Being responsible for product quality control with adherence to company standards and procedures
• Supervision and mentorship of junior and intermediate employees.
• You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life-Saving rules to heart;

We'd love to hear from you if you have ...

• A technical diploma, CAD certificate or equivalent
• 4-8 years of drafting experience
• 4+ years of AutoCAD experience is required, and experience with Civil 3D is preferred
• A commitment to CAD standards and procedures is essential to this function
• Good problem solver with the ability to identify alternative solutions
• Ability to perform various calculations and data manipulation in Excel
• The ability to work with multiple people and prioritize tasks is a must
• The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• The ability to learn and work with any of the following software would be considered an asset: AutoCAD, Civil3D, Navisworks, Infraworks, ReCap, Vulcan, Minesight, Global Mapper, Surfer, gINT, Bluebeam.

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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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