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WSP Canada

Senior Electrical Engineer

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Senior Electrical Engineer to expand our Industrial, Water and Waste-Water team in the downtown Vancouver, British Columbia office. Reporting to the Director, Electrical, SCADA & Facilities, the successful candidate will work with other electrical staff as well as act as project electrical lead/manager. Hybrid work from home structure.

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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Design power distribution, power generation and substations for low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical systems of industrial plants such as pump stations, water treatment plants, and other industries;
  • Perform load calculations as well as utilize modeling software to size transformers, generators, switchgear, breakers, switches, MCCs, cables, capacitor banks, UPS, harmonic filters, and other electrical equipment;
  • Develop electrical models using ETAP and EasyPower and perform analysis such as power flow, short circuit, arc flash, protection & coordination, harmonics, and static & dynamic motor start up;
  • Develop single-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, equipment layout and elevation drawings, P&IDs, grounding layouts, motor schematics and wiring diagrams, instrument loop diagrams, equipment interconnection wiring diagrams, AC/DC schematics, cable schedules, cable tray layouts, area classification drawings, fire alarm riser and layout, control panel layouts, specifications, cost estimates, lighting layouts, etc.;
  • Selection of metering and protection relays, CTs, and PTs;
  • Develop network wiring diagrams depicting nodes and communications of networks implementing protocols such as Profinet, ModBus TCP/IP, DeviceNet, or Ethernet;
  • Undertake internal technical reviews and verification checks on analysis, reports, designs and associated advice;
  • Carry out project management, contract administration and field reviews for project under construction;
  • Ensure that projects meet quality assurance requirements and the needs of WSP way;
  • Assist with and prepare fee estimates, quotations and offers of service to clients, and assist with the preparation of expressions of interest and bids as required;
  • Build effective networks and working relationships with key stakeholders and especially clients, current and future;
  • Expand our service offerings in key areas. Secure electrical engineering assignments;
  • Mentor junior staff;
  • Participate in client project requirements meetings and value analysis;
  • Coordinate with other disciplines to ensure compatibility with the design intent;
  • Carry out project management, contract administration and field reviews for project under construction;
  • Maintain client service through project delivery, communication with clients, and acting on client feedback;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Minimum 10 years of electrical consulting design experience in industrial sector;
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Experience in preparation of detail design drawings including single-line and three-line diagrams, equipment layouts and elevations, grounding layouts, motor schematics and wiring diagrams, equipment interconnection wiring diagrams, AC/DC schematics, instrument loop diagrams, electrical P&IDs, cable schedules, cable tray layouts, area classification drawings, grounding layouts, fire alarm riser and layout, control panel layouts, specifications, cost estimates, lighting layouts, etc;
  • Experience in sizing, developing specifications, and reviewing shop drawings of low-voltage and medium-voltage equipment including switchgear, generators, transformers, motor control centres, variable frequency drives, generators, breakers, switches, power monitoring & metering relays, CTs, PTs, capacitor banks, harmonic filters, etc.;
  • Experience in industrial project detail design cycle - analysis, design, development of drawings and specifications, cost estimation, construction support and commissioning;
  • Experience in performing power system studies using ETAP, SKM or EasyPower- power flow, short circuit, protection and coordination, arc flash, dynamic and static motor start up analysis, and harmonics analysis;
  • Sufficient knowledge of industrial plant automation to integrate motors and other equipment with the plant PLC, RTU, DCS and SCADA;
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as Profinet, Modbus TCP/IP, DeviceNet, and Ethernet;
  • Experience in application of electrical codes and standards such as CEC, IEEE, NFPA, NEMA, NESC, ANSI, ATS, FM Global, etc;
  • Results orientated, with a reputation for, project delivery, quality, and customer service, and commercial acumen;
  • Strong ability to optimise and prioritise conflicting demands in a busy environment, to achieve deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and English written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail; and
  • Clean driving record/abstract.


Expected Salary (all locations): $99,300 - $168, 900

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 2024-08-14

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