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WSP Canada

Senior Electrical Engineer, Buildings

Posted 3 days ago

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Job Description

WSP is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Electrical Buildings team, located at our Victoria office.

WSP's electrical engineering team in Victoria engages in diverse projects in the commercial, institutional, health care, educational and light industrial sectors in BC and the Yukon. Reporting to the mechanical and electrical manager, this position will be responsible for the preparation of electrical designs and documentation, construction reviews and administration, project management and mentoring junior staff.

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.


A day in the life
  • You'll be using your expertise to design electrical systems for a wide variety of building and site types throughout BC and the Yukon.
  • You will be working on the design of power distribution, infrastructure, lighting, fire alarm, data and security systems for buildings in the health care and institutional/commercial sectors, ensuring the electrical design complies with the BC Building Code, the Canadian Electrical Code, and other codes as required.
  • You will be participating with a design team of electrical engineers and technicians, focused on technical solutions, developing electrical designs, taking responsibility for the preparation of project drawings and specifications and reviewing field work.
  • You'll be communicating with clients, other design team partners, authorities and contractors.
  • You'll be providing guidance and mentorship to junior staff members.

  • Understanding and practicing safe work procedures.
  • Reporting to the mechanical/electrical manager, working in a team environment.
  • Working on a wide range of project assignments within the electrical buildings field, including power distribution, infrastructure, lighting, life safety, communications, data and security systems.
  • Taking responsibility for project assignments from concept design to completion of construction.
  • Preparing engineering reports and studies.
  • Providing design direction and selection of systems and equipment.
  • Reviewing project construction progress and managing construction phase administrative tasks.
  • Leading a project delivery team.
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to junior staff members.
  • Planning and participation in business development activities
  • Project management and coordination of project delivery, including multidisciplinary projects.
  • Reliably and promptly responding and attending to clients' needs.
  • Communicating effectively with the design team, clients, design professionals, contractors and authorities having jurisdiction.
  • Preparation of fee proposals.
  • Developing and adhering to project budgets and timelines.
  • Maintaining accurate and prompt project tracking, management and billing.
  • Maintaining established quality assurance and quality control processes.

  • P.Eng. registration with EGBC or another Canadian provincial engineering association.
  • 10+ years of experience in consulting electrical design engineering for buildings.
  • Having your PSPC Reliability clearance would be a huge asset!
  • Ability to lead a design/project delivery team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to represent WSP in project meetings, client meetings and business development activities.
  • Ability to deliver comprehensive design submissions, often with demanding timelines.
  • An extensive understanding of building construction and building electrical systems and infrastructure, the Canadian Electrical Code, BC Building Code and the National Building Code of Canada.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, AGi, ETAP or equivalent industry standard analysis software is required. Proficiency with AutoCAD and REVIT is considered an advantage.


Expected Salary (all locations): $84,200 to $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.

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 2024-09-15

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