Intermediate Structural Engineer

WSP - Ottawa, 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.

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 an Intermediate Structural Engineer to join our Buildings group, located at our Ottawa office. With 2020 set to be another great year for WSP, we are excited to be offering the opportunity to join a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment.

Our Structural team is directly involved with a multitude of different project types, ranging from traditional commercial & industrial buildings, through to specialty buildings in the Rail and Transportation sectors. The team thrives by working collaboratively and with creative Engineers and Project Managers.


Design of new building structures as well as structural alterations, renovations, and additions to existing buildings;

Preparation of structural integrity and building condition assessment reports;
Design and detailing of structure including calculations and computer modeling, for steel, concrete, masonry and timber structures;
Manage and Coordinate projects with clients and other disciplines;
Collaborate with Senior engineers and drafting personnel to assemble structural drawings;
Respond to Client Request for Proposals;
Perform site reviews and construction administration services during the construction phase;
Coordinate with Architectural, Electrical and Mechanical drawings;
Planning and management of projects; and
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering;
Post-graduation degree will be considered as an asset;
Registered Professional Engineer with the PEO;
Excellent knowledge of structural theory, the National Building Code of Canada, Ontario Building Code and Canadian design standards (concrete, structural steel, wood, masonry);
Working knowledge of structural analysis and design software such as ETABS, SAP 2000, S-FRAME, and SAFE;
5-10 years of experience in structural design of buildings;
Demonstrated Project Management experience;
Suitable experience in the design of new and renovation projects for a variety of project types including Institutional (schools, data centres, prisons), Commercial (offices, retail stores, retail petroleum facilities), Residential (low-rise multi-family), Transportation (maintenance facilities, transit facilities), Health Care (hospitals, laboratories), and Light Industrial is required;
Seismic analysis and design experience an asset;
Should have general working knowledge of other building disciplines;
Ability to work with minimum supervision;
Experience in structural design or construction will be considered an asset; and
Strong verbal and written 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.

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WSP Canada Inc.

Ottawa, ON