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WSP Canada

Structural Engineer, Buildings

Victoria, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
WSP is currently seeking an ambitious, dynamic and innovative Engineer to join our Structural Engineering Group, located at our Victoria office. Reporting to the Manager, Structural Engineering, Buildings this position will be responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team to take innovative design solutions from proposal stage through to constructed projects for clients in a wide variety of Sectors. This role will include a significant client facing component where either an existing network, or the ability to grow industry networks will be considered important.

  • Oversee the execution of efficient and accurate project deliverables to high standards
  • Perform engineering calculations and assessments for steel, concrete, timber and masonry structures, under the supervision of a Senior Project Engineer.
  • Demonstrate strong capabilities in seismic design, as well as intimate knowledge of both the BCBC and NBC
  • Perform such calculations using advanced finite element modelling tools
  • Advance the notion of computational design and interactions between graphical and analytical structural models
  • Oversee preparation of detail drawings, sections and standard details, and ensure quality adherence
  • Manage and coordinate projects with clients, architects and other disciplines as necessary
  • Write technical reports
  • Conduct field reviews and inspections, condition assessments etc., as required
  • Interact with other WSP Canada offices to ensure national alignment
  • Occasional travel within Canada for business development, site assessments and site support
  • Prepare site inspection reports, condition assessments, specifications and proposals
  • A proactive approach to diversity and inclusion, both in the work environment and in developing designs
  • Approach all projects with curiosity and innovation through a client centric lens.
  • Participate in and sometimes lead the identification and subsequent winning of strategic company opportunities. Leverage existing networks and develop new relationships to support and advance the winning of this work.

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Structural Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer would be an asset
  • 3+ years' experience in Structural Engineering
  • Computational design skills, and particular strength in the following software - Etabs, SAP2000, RAM and/or Robot. Familiarity with Dynamo, Grasshopper etc., considered a bonus.
  • Design experience on a variety of project types including the private sector, commercial, retail and/or hospitality, as well as institutional, healthcare, transportation and light industrial
  • Display a value adding attitude through dynamic, innovative, pro-active and disruptive thinking within a solution driven environment.
  • Dedicated team player with strong people skills, empathetic mindset and service excellence.
  • Excellent organizational and technical writing skills.
  • Physical presence in the office for a minimum 2-3 days a week is a requirement.

  • Prepared to challenge the status quo and promote the unconventional. Design the Future.
  • Brave enough to fail
  • Patient and respectful to listen, and hear the thoughts of others
  • Bold enough to speak their mind and voice opinions in a constructive manner
  • A proactive problem solver who takes initiative
  • Accountable
  • Drives and thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Is curious in everything we do.

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.

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