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Senior Electrical Engineer
Business Line Buildings
ID # 12480
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





In the past two years, WSP Ottawa has been awarded three significant projects in the National Capital Region (NCR) Centre-Block Rehabilitation Project (CENTRUS), Stage 2 OLRT (CLE) and Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP). Those projects, combined with our regular business, has created numerous opportunities within the WSP Ottawa team.

We are actively searching for a Senior Electrical Engineer to play a strategic role in any of these three projects and WSP as a whole.

The Senior Electrical Engineer/Project Manager will be working with the Manager, and Director of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, this position will be responsible for engineering project work from conceptual design through to completion on a wide variety of complex projects, including project management responsibilities.





  • You will lead and manage the delivery of the electrical design and multi-disciplinary projects from preliminary design through construction documents and contract administration phases.
  • You will be the Engineer of Record for electrical systems for institutional, transportation, alternative energy systems and other public/private facilities projects.
  • You have the ability and experience to manage the project deliverables to meet financial targets and schedule.
  • You are capable of supervising the work of Engineers, Designers and Revit Technicians appointed to the projects.
  • Will you provide technical guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff
  • Positively develop staff as demonstrated by their ability to take on more complex technical challenges
  • Review, complete design calculations, and construction documents by applicable Codes, Standards and Regulations.




  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent recognized by Canadian licensing authorities) and eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario (P. Eng).
  • Ten or more years of relevant experience in electrical systems for buildings within the engineering consulting industry.  
  • Experience leading or managing a design team
  • LEED AP BD+C and PMP certification considered an asset.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable codes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior communication, organization, leadership and presentation skills;
  • Computer knowledge in MS Office, REVIT and distribution system analysis software;
  • You aspire for more and want to develop into a Project Manager or Technical Lead.



Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg   


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.


Ottawa, ON

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