All Opportunities

Senior Engineer, Rail and Transit

Reference #: 10592
City: Edmonton
Region: Alberta
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Transportation



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 48,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

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 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’re proud, professional and passionate people, join our team.






WSP is currently seeking an experienced Senior Engineer/Track Designer who is ready to take on a role as the Team Lead for our emerging Rail & Transit team located at our Edmonton office.  Reporting to the Manager Rail & Transit – Western Canada, this position will be responsible for business development, overseeing multiple aspects of heavy and light rail transit projects including but not limited to preliminary and detail design, drainage infrastructure, and the coordination/integration of other design elements including station design, structures, landscaping, electrical/ITS systems, and active transportation features.  This role may also include participation in transportation policy studies and research on emerging trends in transit.

We require an experienced hands-on designer who is versatile, demonstrates strong leadership, can work in a multi-disciplinary environment, a go getter who will actively seek new business opportunities, and provide guidance to team members.


  • As Team Lead, provide mentoring, assistance, encouragement and motivation to team members, including assisting the Department Manager with the establishment of development and performance goals, fostering an environment focused on achievement, and formal and informal performance review;
  • Meet with prospective clients;
  • Collaborate with other WSP business lines;
  • Execute/oversee preliminary and detailed design for heavy rail and light rail transit projects, including horizontal and vertical track alignments, cross-sections, track drainage, environmental mitigation/ protection measures and associated works;
  • Prepare technical memos on relevant design elements, specifications and non-standard special provisions, and study reports (e.g. Preliminary Design Report);
  • Oversee and validate regulatory compliance of railway crossings and associated roadway designs;
  • Develop and prepare technical specifications, and contract drawings for tender and construction;
  • Perform infrastructure inspection and contract administration, including but not limited to trackwork, culverts, at-grade railway crossings, and railway bridges.Responding to technical issues related to designs;
  • Provide construction management support including review of submittals, QA/QC and liaising with the client;
  • Prepare cost estimates;
  • Coordinate input from other disciplines, including managing information sharing and preparing fully integrated designs and reports;
  • Attend project meetings with clients, architects and consulting disciplines;
  • Prepare study schedules, meeting minutes, and presentation materials;
  • Provide proposal preparation support when required;
  • Conduct Business Development with current and potential clients; and
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships and communication with clients, department managers, project managers and team members;
  • Liaise with all discipline members, sub-consultants, clients, and agencies;
  • Stay up to date on changes with industry regulatory requirements.


  • Undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an accredited university;
  • P.Eng. with APEGA (or eligible);
  • 10+ years’ experience related to heavy and/or light rail infrastructure projects;
  • Technical understanding, design experience, and up-to-date on rail and transit technologies and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of all current and relevant standards, including but not limited to, AREMA, CN, CP, Transport Canada, Railway Safety Act;
  • Experience with design of railway crossings and intersecting roadways would be considered an asset;
  • Track and / or bridge construction or inspection experience would be considered an asset;
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) would be considered as an asset;
  • Proficient with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and Microsoft Office software; experience with Microstation and InRoads as well would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of traffic engineering or GIS software would be an asset;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Excellent communication, analytical and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take full responsibility for project deliverables;
  • Ability to work on several projects at a time with multiple design teams;
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal and teamwork skills; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 



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 Canada Inc.


Edmonton, AB

Are you a returning applicant?

Previous Applicants:

If you do not remember your password click here.

Back to Search Results

New Search

Powered By Taleo