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WSP Canada

Lead Engineer / Project Manager, Highways & Roads Engineering

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking a Lead Roadway Engineer / Project Manager with experience in highway/roadway design to join our Transportation team in our Lower Mainland, Vancouver or Township of Langley office. The successful candidate should have experience in leading civil/highway design and plans production for traditional delivery and/or alternative delivery projects. This position will function as the lead engineer/manager on projects for WSP Canada in British Columbia.

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:

Provide high level technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase due diligence, investigation, remediation, impact assessment, permitting, improvement, and construction of infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector. Tasks include the research, design, concept development, planning, and construction of facilities & roads with good familiarity with various engineering disciplines such as Structural, Geotechnical, Hydrotechnical, Traffic, Environmental Services. Ability and experience to substantiates reports and documentation to advise on material, installation, design, and construction specifications. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, and functionality.
  • Assist in leading and continue developing the Civil/Highway design team.
  • Providing guidance and mentoring of staff and direct work assignments.
  • Maintain positive client relationships to expand current business.
  • Participate / lead project tasks for conceptual and preliminary engineering and final design activities, as well as development of construction plans, calculations and specifications.
  • Coordinate with Project Management as well as other engineering and technical design disciplines such as traffic, electrical, hydrotechnical, structures, environment, archeological, hydraulics and utilities, etc..
  • Participate hands-on in the preparation of RFP Responses to secure Design Assignments.
  • Participate hands-on in preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates (Design and Construction Cost Estimating).
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering with Professional Engineering License in British Columbia.
  • 7+ years of experience in large transportation and infrastructure projects;
  • Significant experience leading design teams on Provincial, Federal and municipal projects (civil/highway design and plans production);
  • Experience on coordinating and managing project teams on civil transportation projects. Experience with management and mentoring of project staff;
  • Good understanding of QA / QC / QM as well as OH&S practices / requirements;
  • Good working knowledge of TAC and BC Supplement to TAC design standards;
  • Alternate Delivery (DB,DBB,P3,etc.) project experience is an asset; and
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's Health, Safety and Drug/Alcohol and harassment policies.


Expected Salary (all locations): $119,200 - $202,700

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.