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WSP Canada

Lead Materials Engineer - Materials Performance and Corrosion Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 hours ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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 are 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


We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Lead Materials Engineer with a strong focus on materials performance, corrosion, and sustainability to work out of our office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Lead Engineer will play a critical role in managing technical projects and client relationships while mentoring and developing junior engineers. Reporting to the Materials Engineering Group Leader, the Lead Engineer possesses a strong background in materials engineering, business development, and maintaining client relationships.
The Lead engineer is responsible for communicating deliverables, both orally and written, and providing technical advice to both internal staff and external clients. The Lead engineer possesses strong knowledge with regards to corrosion, cathodic protection, and physical metallurgy. The Lead engineer must be familiar with applicable CSA, AMPP, ASTM, AWS and other applicable Canadian and international Standards.

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.

#WeAre WSP

A day in the life:

Business Development:

•Procurement of work for materials engineering personnel including: metallurgical engineering, mechanical testing, corrosion analysis, forensic failure investigation, service life evaluation, protective coatings, and cathodic protection;
•Maintain involvement on various industry associations (CSA, AMPP, etc.) and undertake business development activities and initiatives such as conference attendance, technical committee involvement, and presentations.
•Initiate and/or assist other members of the Materials Team in business development and developing internal and external clients along with strong Client interaction; and
•Other duties as assigned/required by the Group Lead.


•Provision of materials consulting engineering services for sectors such as: industrial, commercial, municipal, highway, and residential projects for new construction and for assessment and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure;
•Remain highly active on project delivery and billable work;
•Materials degradation modelling;
•Cathodic protection system design and evaluation;
•Preparation of specifications and contract management related to materials, metallurgy, corrosion, protective coatings, and cathodic protection technology;
•Quality control of construction including inspection and testing of protective coatings and welding;
•Preparation and review of proposals and technical reports;
•Service life and durability evaluation; and
•Protective coatings system design and review.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•A degree in a Materials Engineering discipline with a heavy focus on metallurgy, corrosion, and, cathodic protection);
•Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in the Materials Engineering field in Canada (experience in the Greater Vancouver area of BC considered a significant asset);
•Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision to achieve provided objectives;
•Demonstrated acumen with procurement of work and business development is necessary;
•Registered P. Eng. status with EGBC (or to be able to register shortly after hiring);
•Must hold a valid BC Driver's License;
•Strong technical, oral and written communication skills.


Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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.

Vancouver, BC

Senior (> 10 years)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/