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WSP Canada

Junior or Intermediate Electrical Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

Junior or Intermediate Electrical Engineer to expand our Industrial, Water and Waste Water group in the Vancouver, British Columbia office. The successful candidate will grow with the team and have great opportunities to advance their own career. Hybrid office/work from home structure.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Design power distribution, power generation and substations for low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical systems of industrial plants such as pump stations, water treatment plants, and other industries;
  • Perform load calculations as well as utilize modeling software to size transformers, generators, switchgear, breakers, switches, MCCs, cables, capacitor banks, UPS, harmonic filters, and other electrical equipment;
  • Develop electrical models using ETAP and Easy Power and perform analysis such as power flow, short circuit, arc flash, protection & coordination, harmonics, and static & dynamic motor start up;
  • Develop single-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, equipment layout and elevation drawings, P&IDs, grounding layouts, motor schematics and wiring diagrams, instrument loop diagrams, equipment interconnection wiring diagrams, AC/DC schematics, cable schedules, cable tray layouts, area classification drawings, fire alarm riser and layout, control panel layouts, specifications, cost estimates, lighting layouts, etc;
  • Selection of metering and protection relays, (CTs, and PTs);
  • Develop network wiring diagrams depicting nodes and communications of networks implementing protocols such as Profinet, Modbus TCP/IP, DeviceNet, or Ethernet;
  • Coordinate with other disciplines to ensure compatibility with the design intent;
  • Carry out field reviews, answer RFIs, coordinate with Contractors and support with commissioning for projects under construction;
  • Maintain client service through project delivery, communication with clients, and acting on client feedback;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Minimum 2 years of electrical consulting design experience in industrial sector (after graduating post secondary);
  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Co-op program considered an asset;
  • Registered P.Eng or eligible for P.Eng through EGBC;
  • Although it would be good for candidates to have experience in the following, it is not necessary to have knowledge of all categories when applying for this role:
  • Experience in preparation of detail design drawings including single-line diagrams, equipment layouts and elevations, grounding layouts, motor schematics and wiring diagrams, equipment interconnection wiring diagrams, AC/DC schematics, instrument loop diagrams, electrical P&IDs, cable schedules, cable tray layouts, area classification drawings, fire alarm riser and layout, control panel layouts, specifications, cost estimates, lighting layouts, etc;
  • Experience in sizing, developing specifications, and reviewing shop drawings of low-voltage and medium-voltage equipment including switchgear, transformers, motor control centres, variable frequency drives, breakers, switches, switches, etc;
  • Experience in sizing, developing specifications, and reviewing shop drawings of variable frequency drives and harmonic filters, power monitoring & metering relays, CTs, and PTs;
  • Experience in industrial project detail design cycle - preliminary, detailed design, development of drawings and specifications, cost estimation, construction support and commissioning;
  • Experience in performing power system studies using ETAP, SKM or EasyPower with the following modules: power flow, short circuit, protection and coordination, arc flash and grounding;
  • Experience in performing dynamic and static motor start up analysis, and harmonics analysis using ETAP or similar computer modeling software would be an asset;
  • Experience of industrial plant automation utilizing control systems such as PLC, RTU, DCS and SCADA, would be an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience with communication protocols such as Profinet, Modbus TCP/IP, DeviceNet, and Ethernet would be an asset;
  • Experience in application of electrical codes and standards such as CEC, IEEE, NFPA, NEMA, NESC, ANSI, ATS, FM Global, etc;
  • Results orientated, with a reputation for, project delivery, quality, and customer service, and commercial acumen;
  • Strong ability to optimise and prioritise conflicting demands in a busy environment, to achieve deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and English written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail; and
  • Clean driving record/abstract


Expected Salary for Intermediate level (all locations): $72,600 - $123,400

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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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