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Bridge Engineer

Reference #: 10457
City: Thornhill
Region: Ontario
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Transportation



In Canada, more than 8,000 of our people foster innovation every day because we know that our future world will be vastly different from today. Our reach includes environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources. Through our Future Ready initiative, we bring clarity and vision to some of Canada's most complex challenges and opportunities.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Corporate Knights' Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned ReNew Canada's Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada’s Top 100 Infrastructure Projects. In 2018, LinkedIn ranked us number 7 on their Top Companies list.

At WSP, we see the future more clearly and design for it today - we put innovation, and the highest ethical standards and professionalism at the centre of all we do. Find out what we have to offer.


WSP is currently hiring for a Bridge Engineer  to join our Bridge Department in Transportation Engineering, located at our Thornhill office location.  Reporting to the department manager this position will be responsible for preliminary and detailed design of bridges and other civil structures, cost estimating, checking of designs and drawings, contract document preparation, reports, proposals, and structural assessment/inspections.   



  • Ability to lead and manage several large scale bridge projects
  • Preliminary and detailed design of new bridges, culverts and retaining walls, and rehabilitation of existing structures;
  • Conduct inspections of existing bridges, culverts and retaining walls and prepare reports;
  • Prepare sketches for CAD staff and review CAD drawings;
  • Prepare technical construction specifications;
  • Liaise with contractors and owners during design and construction;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Structural Engineering from an accredited university would be an asset
  • Minimum 8+ years’ of related experience;
  • Registered as a P. Eng.;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Technical understanding, design abilities, and current on bridge technologies;
  • Experience with design of rehabilitation of existing structures;
  • Specific areas of expertise required in the planning, preliminary and detailed design, and construction of bridges of standard and complex geometry, and culverts;
  • A thorough knowledge of current design codes and standards is essential;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Committed team player with strong organizational skills;
  • A vehicle in suitable working order and a valid driver’s license is required.   

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon 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 those taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only those selected will be contacted.

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