Intermediate or Senior Structural Engineer

WSP - Markham, ON (30+ days ago)

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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.

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WSP is currently seeking an Intermediate or Senior Structural Engineer to join our Power Central Canada group, located at our Markham (600 Cochrane Drive), Hamilton or St. Catharines office. Reporting to the Team Lead, Structural this position will be responsible for performing structural design including calculations and preparation of drawings and specifications as well as reports for hydraulic structures, hydroelectric facilities, solar racking and foundations, and other infrastructure associated with renewable energy projects.

Apply standard techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out engineering tasks;
Ensure design compliance with relevant engineering standards and codes, as well as internal QA/QC procedures;
Prepare preliminary and detailed designs and specifications for hydroelectric generating stations, dams and substations;
Prepare calculations or designs using software packages;
Oversee and guide the preparation of civil/structural drawings for construction;
Prepare technical reports, memoranda and meeting minutes;
Perform individually or as a team member within civil/structural discipline and on interdisciplinary projects;
Perform interdisciplinary coordination with other engineering disciplines per project requirements;
Support field team in construction services including site inspection and contract administration;
Manage small projects independently;
Manage time spent on design and project tasks to meet established project-specific workplans (cost, quality, timelines);
Contribute to coaching and peer review of the team’s less experienced professionals;
Assist and lead in preparation of proposals;
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor or Master’s degree in Structural engineering or equivalent;
Registered Professional Engineer with the PEO;
Minimum of 6-9 (intermediate) or 10 plus (senior) years of engineering design experience with a minimum of 5 years in hydro and dams;
Experience in hydro and dams in Central Canada will be considered an asset;
Field experience in site monitoring or contract admin for construction of hydropower and dam structures considered an asset;
Solid technical background with proficiency in the inspection, condition assessment, analysis, and design of concrete and steel structures for hydropower and dam projects, such as:
Stability analyses of hydraulic structures
Powerhouse structures
Gate structures
Hoist supporting structures
Penstocks and associated structures
Platforms, guardrails, stairs, ladders and handrails.
Multi-disciplinary versatility and knowledge;
Previous success in customer services, client management and proposal writing;
Experience with StaadPro, SAP2000, MathCAD, and/or other FEM software packages;
Strong written and verbal 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.

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WSP Canada Inc.

Markham, ON