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WSP Canada

Senior Track Engineer Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 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


In anticipation of future project demands, WSP invites talented Senior Track Engineers to apply for our Rail & Transit team. Reporting to the Director, Rail & Transit, this position will be responsible for managing and leading track design expertise in relation to engineering work associated with the WSP Rail & Transit projects.


•Leading development of and performance specifications and trackwork design to meet project requirements;
•Performing and/or coordinating the planning, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the track designs to effectively address track design, construction, interface and maintenance issues;
•Managing track engineering staff and consultants engaged to provide specialized track design and verification;
•Performing design reviews pertaining to the design of the track alignment and trackwork through all project phases;
•Providing independent verification of design suitability pertaining to trackwork and wheel rail interface;
•Reviewing design standard variances, participating in and reviewing "value engineering" initiatives, and obtaining stakeholders buy-in;
•Supporting quality control/quality assurance and safety certification processes;
•Reviewing technical documents for tender; working cooperatively with counterparts in other departments in order to meet client requirements;
•Reviewing proposals, and providing written comments for design and technical proposal submissions by consultants and/or design-build or PPP consortium;
•Developing requests for third party Work Plans and reviewing, negotiating, recommending release, and endorsing invoices of Work Plan phases as they relate to program-level trackwork initiatives;
•Representing WSP on all assigned technical matters relating to your expertise in track and track integration design;
•Facilitating and attending technical and/or progress meetings as required, reviewing progress reports, and endorsing invoices for services;
•Reviewing and/or preparing various reports and other correspondence related to project technical issues, witnessing and/or coordinating tests and inspections of the trackwork components and systems, and evaluating their performance;
•Regular contacts are with all levels of employees and management staff in the Rail & Transit department.;
•Regular contact with contractors, consultants and other technical personnel;
•Other duties as assigned/required.


•University (accredited) degree in an Engineering program;
•Registration as a Professional Engineer in a Canadian Province is required;
•CBTC Integration experience and knowledge is required;
•LRT Systems experience is required;
•Experience with integrating track designs with rail systems including communications, signaling and traction power is required;
•Hands-on experience with embedded and direct fixation track slab design is required;
•Demonstrated experience in leading mass transit trackwork designs and installation;
•Tunnels Track Design and Integration experience is an asset;
•Knowledge of the government regulations, safety regulations and procedures, and the legislation and standards that would be applicable to the transit projects;
•Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Provincial Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees;
•Must have or quickly acquire sound knowledge of transit agency organizational structure, policies, procedures and programs applicable to the work performed;
•Ability to handle multiple projects and make sound business decisions in a timely manner to adapt to changing situations;
•Demonstrated ability to motivate and coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
•Must successfully complete in-house training as relating to duties and responsibilities;
•Demonstrated ability to motivate and co-ordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
•Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices is combined with sound judgement; effective organizational, research, analytical and problem-solving abilities; good oral and written communication skills, including technical report writing skills.


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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