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Senior Electrical Engineer
Business Line Buildings
ID # 12012
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  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 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






WSP is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Mechanical & Electrical Department, located at our Ottawa office. Reporting to the Manager, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, this position will be responsible for engineering project work from conceptual design through to completion on wide variety of Complex projects, including project management responsibilities.



  • Lead and manage the delivery of the electrical design in single and multi-disciplinary projects from preliminary design through construction documents and contract administration phases.
  • Be the Engineer of Record for electrical systems for institutional, transportation, commercial, healthcare, light industrial, public and private facilities projects.
  • Manage the project fees and deliverables in order to meet financial targets and schedule.
  • Supervise the work of Engineers, Designers and CAD Technicians appointed to the projects.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff.
  • Positively develop staff as demonstrated by their ability to take on more complex technical challenges
  • Undertake Peer Reviews for quality control and quality assurance.
  • Review and complete design calculations and construction documents in accordance with applicable Codes, Standards and Regulations.
  • Provide detail design engineering for drawings and specifications for electrical design in low and medium voltage, systems lighting, power distribution, grounding, fire alarm, communications and security systems, control/signal systems.
  • Manage and perform other related tasks that will help to successfully complete the delivery and handover of projects
  • Participate in knowledge sharing with Peers and in the development of design standards and specifications
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of applicable codes, standards and design software.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Clients in order to define their needs, explain technical information, concepts or study results.
  • Prepare Engineering Fee Proposals, Project Estimates, Design Reports and other technical documents as required.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent recognized by Canadian licensing authorities).
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario (P. Eng).
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience designing and leading teams in the design of building electrical systems in the consulting industry.
  • LEED AP certification considered an asset.
  • PMP certification considered an asset.
  • Experience designing high-rise buildings considered an asset.
  • Demonstrable experience in the design and specifying of HV/LV power distribution, emergency power and UPS, grounding, lighting, lighting controls, emergency lighting, fire alarm, passive telecommunications, lightning protection, CCTV and access control systems.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable codes such as the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, Canadian Electrical Code, Ontario/National Building Codes, various CSA Standards for Emergency Power, Fire Alarm systems, TIA Telecommunications Standards and LEED Design guides.
  • Ability to manage multiple and/or complex projects at any given time.
  • Ability to lead and nurture in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior communication, organization, leadership and presentation skills;
  • Excellent Client management skills
  • Computer knowledge in: MS Office, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and distribution system analysis software.




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.


Ottawa, ON

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