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WSP Canada

Lead Engineer Civil/Mechanical, Water

Posted 4 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity

WSP is currently seeking a motivated Civil or Mechanical Multi-disciplinary lead engineer , with significant experience in design and construction management of pump stations and/or treatment facilities in our Vancouver Howe street office.

Reporting to the Director Conveyance & Infrastructure Planning, the Lead Engineer will lead the design and contract management of pump station and reservoir infrastructure. This position will be responsible to work on projects for municipal clients, leading small, medium and large municipal water & wastewater pump station and reservoir projects and programs including planning, feasibility studies, preliminary design, detailed design and constructability assessments. As a key member of the team, you will deal directly with clients and approval agencies.

Why 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.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • 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.

  • Team Collaboration and Project Delivery:
    • Work effectively within a dynamic team to contribute to high-profile projects.
    • Mentor and support detailed design teams.
    • Push the boundaries of digital innovation to enhance future ready capabilities.
    • Strive for a bright future in our conveyance team.
    • Collaborate on innovative ideas to enhance our water and wastewater business.
  • Project Management:
    • Assist in managing bulk potable water pipelines (water main), sewage pipelines (forcemain and gravity main) and reticulation projects in Mainland Vancouver.
      • Manage and execute multiple concurrent projects through effective leadership, delegation and staff development.
    • Prepare accurate and timely financial status reports for clients and WSP's leadership.
    • Uphold quality policies and procedures set by WSP and the Client.
  • Project Staffing and Client Relationships:
    • Define staffing and resource requirements in consultation with team leads and supervisors.
    • Cultivate positive relationships with clients, earning their trust as a trusted adviser by providing exceptional service.
    • Ensure compliance with professional and construction contract terms and monitor subcontractors' commitments.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Lead the analysis, design, construction administration, and preparation of technical reports for design projects.
    • Independently create detailed designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for bulk potable water pipelines (water main), sewage pipelines (forcemain and gravity main) and reticulation infrastructure design projects.
    • Foster innovation and implement industry-leading solutions
    • Ensure accuracy in design by driving integrated 3D design tools
  • Client Engagement and Integration:
    • Interact directly with personnel from our Client's organizations, including face-to-face progress meetings.
    • Lead or participate in client development activities, identify/develop leads, position for opportunities, write proposals, and support presentations related to bulk potable water pipelines (water main), sewage pipelines (forcemain and gravity main) and reticulation infrastructure projects.

  • Minimum 10+ years of technical engineering skills in for bulk potable water pipelines (water main), sewage pipelines (force main and gravity main) and reticulation infrastructure design;
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field required, Master's degree a plus;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and prepare written reports and documents;
  • Professional Engineer or eligibility for registration with PEO;
  • Previous experience managing and delivering civil engineering design projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate and direct development of large projects and pursuits with complex features;
  • Understanding of how to financially manage projects;
  • Ability to work independently; and
  • Ability to mentor junior staff.


Expected Salary (all locations): $ 99,300 - $ 16890

WSP Canada is 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.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-14

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