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WSP Canada

Senior Consultant, Energy Transition

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
The Opportunity:

WSP Canada is seeking a Senior Consultant, to join our Energy Transition Advisory team within WSP Canada's Energy Resources and Industry (ERI) business line. This role can be based in Toronto (GTA) or Calgary.

The Advisory team delivers insights, innovation and solutions to help our clients address the impacts of climate change, transition from high carbon fuels/technologies to low carbon fuels/technologies and achieve their strategic objectives. We provide our clients with technical, business and operational insights and analysis to guide effective decision-making for investments that range across the energy infrastructure spectrum.

This role is at the intersection of technical assessment and investment evaluation and is suited for a highly motivated professional who thrives in solving complex problems related to the Energy Transition. Responsibilities will include ensuring the delivery of a range of advisory services to support clients in the early stages of problem evaluation, technology selection and investment planning. The successful candidate will possess a broad understanding of new energy technologies, including hydrogen, carbon capture and renewable fuels, large scale energy project developments, functioning of the energy markets, and the drivers for successful operations.

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together over 50,000 talented people from around the globe. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

Committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion and engagement, we hope you will see your future as part of our team.

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.


A day in the life:
  • Working alongside other members of Energy team, develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships with value-added advisory services around energy transition.
  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to WSP's clients on a range of energy technologies including hydrogen, carbon capture utilization & storage and renewable fuels. This will include engagements that require concept development; technical feasibility studies; business case development; technology selection, readiness, & comparison; and energy optimization.
  • Support in the evaluation and recommendation of decarbonization solutions for operations of clients in various emitting sectors, along with the delivery of actionable roadmaps.
  • Lead modeling of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of energy systems and life cycle assessment (LCA) for various energy production/use pathways.
  • Pursue research, analyze policies, interpret regulations, and review incentive programs (example - incentives based on carbon intensities of energy pathway) to assist clients in understanding the opportunities and risk for investments in new energy technologies.
  • Execute on due diligence and independent review advisory work for clients, pursuing greenfield development and/or acquisition of new energy technologies.
  • Act as a project manager as appropriate to successfully lead and manage business opportunities and projects across the project lifecycle with various clients, in close collaboration with various WSP teams.
  • Build partnerships internally and externally to create solutions and synergies for specific energy transition challenges. Support in building eminence in new energy technologies across WSP Canada.
  • Support Advisory growth plans through proposal development for competitive bids and preemptive pitches to prospective clients.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Passion for climate change impacts and a keen interest in decarbonization
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, business, economics, or a related field of study.
  • Post-graduate degree in engineering, science, business, economics, or a related field of study is preferred.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, including working with organizations in the ERI sector.
  • Experience in new energy technologies, including hydrogen, carbon capture and renewable fuels.
  • Expertise in process modelling, energy yield assessment and relevant statistical analysis
  • Expertise in carbon analytics - marginal cost of abatement, levelized cost of conserved carbon etc.
  • Expertise in LCA modeling and familiarity with models such as GHGenius, OpenLCA, GREET etc.
  • Strong project management skills and knowledge of energy project lifecycle
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to travel domestically.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is preferred.


Expected Salary (all locations): $ 84,200 - $ 143,100.

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.