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Engineer, Water and Wastewater Pipeline and Pump station
Business Line Infrastructure
ID # 12241
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 experienced major pipeline and pump station engineers to join our Conveyance Infrastructure team.

We are passionate about water, and our team has an excellent industry profile. We are part of over 100 staff focused on delivering outstanding water-related infrastructure projects in BC and beyond. With our global reach and our expertise in designing and delivering major pipelines, pump stations, and related infrastructure, we are well on our way to being recognized globally for our skills.

Intermediate engineers in the 10-year range of experience are the backbone of our business, and if you are passionate about what you do, passionate about the environment, passionate about sustainable development, passionate about your work-life balance, then we have a place for you! 

You can have the choice of working at any of our three Lower Mainland offices: our close-to-nature North Vancouver office; our buzzing downtown office; or the peace and quiet of our Abbottsford office.

Let us help you take your career to a new level with professional challenges and opportunity for growth in a remarkable atmosphere. We will provide you with personal growth opportunities, taking care to nurture you into project leadership roles.



Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Playing a key role in the design, and directing the design of a wide variety of water and wastewater conveyance projects, including pipelines, reservoirs, pump stations, flood protection works, and treatment plants;
  • The role of project manager, design manager, technical lead, or project design engineer depending on the project complexity and your skill-sets;
  • Implementing quality management procedures on your work and your projects;
  • Providing mentorship to junior staff (engineers, technologists, drafting);
  • Developing strong client relationships based on your ability to deliver projects and provide trusted advice;
  • Leading or contributing to proposals; and
  • Contributing to the fun-factor of the team.


  • Engineering degree in civil or mechanical engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Work experience of more than 7 years in the municipal engineering environment, with at least 3 years as a registered Professional Engineer;
  • Professional Engineer registered with EGBC (or eligible to transfer registration to EGBC);
  • Passionate about working in the water-related engineering environment;
  • Technical skills should be municipal-related and any of the following skills would be considered preferred assets:
    • Planning and designing gravity sewers, water mains, reservoirs
    • Designing welded steel water mains, and having a good understanding of seismic pipeline design
    • Design of water, wastewater and drainage pump stations
    • Hydraulic analysis
    • Developing specifications and cost estimates
  • Other skills considered advantageous are:
    • 3-D CAD abilities
    • Construction-related work such as field reviews and contract administration.
    • Certifications in Envision or another sustainability-related organisation
    • Experience on Metro Vancouver projects, will be considered a major asset
  • Proven written skills demonstrated through reports, letters, memoranda, and proposals;
  • Proven verbal communication skills and able to articulate engineering concepts;
  • Proven project management skills and a demonstrated understanding of the consulting engineering business;
  • Valid driver’s license and preferably have a vehicle for business use; and
  • Community-minded and contributes to society – either within or outside of the engineering profession.




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.

WSP Canada Inc.


North Vancouver, BC

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