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WSP Canada

Senior Electrical Engineer Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
14 days 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

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to expand our Industrial Water and Wastewater group in the downtown Vancouver, British Columbia office. The successful candidate will work with other electrical staff as well as act as the project electrical lead. We also offer a hybrid work from home structure (2-days in the office) to allow for flexibility and collaboration!

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:

•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 EasyPower 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;
•Undertake internal technical reviews and verification checks on analysis, reports, designs and associated advice;
•Carry out project management, contract administration and field reviews for project under construction;
•Ensure that projects meet quality assurance requirements and the needs of WSP way;
•Assist with and prepare fee estimates, quotations and offers of service to clients, and assist with the preparation of expressions of interest and bids as required;
•Build effective networks and working relationships with key stakeholders and especially clients, current and future;
•Expand our service offerings in key areas. Secure electrical engineering assignments;
•Mentor junior staff;
•Participate in client project requirements meetings and value analysis;
•Coordinate with other disciplines to ensure compatibility with the design intent;
•Carry out project management, contract administration and field reviews for project 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 10 years of electrical consulting design experience in industrial sector;
•Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution;
•Registered P.Eng or eligible for P.Eng;
•Experience in preparation of detail design drawings including single-line and three-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, grounding layouts, 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, generators, transformers, motor control centres, variable frequency drives, generators, breakers, switches, power monitoring & metering relays, CTs, PTs, capacitor banks, harmonic filters, etc.;
•Experience in industrial project detail design cycle - analysis, design, development of drawings and specifications, cost estimation, construction support and commissioning;
•Experience in performing power system studies using ETAP, SKM or EasyPower- power flow, short circuit, protection and coordination, arc flash, dynamic and static motor start up analysis, and harmonics analysis;
•Sufficient knowledge of industrial plant automation to integrate motors and other equipment with the plant PLC, RTU, DCS and SCADA;
•Knowledge of communication protocols such as Profinet, Modbus TCP/IP, DeviceNet, and Ethernet;
•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.


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

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