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WSP Canada

Senior Hydrotechnical / Water Resources / Hydrology Engineers

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
WSP is currently seeking Senior Hydrotechnical Engineers to join our growing Transportation and Infrastructure group based in Vancouver, Canada. We are looking for engineers who can bring their skills and experience to lead our hydrotechnical projects, work closely with our staff and clients, and deliver high-quality projects from start to finish. You will have the opportunity to work on road and highway infrastructure projects that involve bridges, culverts, river training, erosion protection works, and other surface water components. You will also have the chance to contribute to multidisciplinary projects with a range of complexity for Federal, Provincial, and Municipal clients within Canada, with a focus on BC and the Yukon.

The primary location for this role is Vancouver, but other locations in British Columbia may be considered. Candidates currently residing anywhere in Canada, who are open to relocate to British Columbia, are encouraged to apply.

A day in the life:
  • You are expected to be leading or managing multi-disciplinary projects from beginning to end including the proposal, planning, options assessment, design, and construction phases.
  • Technical leadership in the development of hydrotechnical engineering design solutions for a variety of interesting projects related to bridges and culverts, hydrology, climate change, river engineering, flood and erosion management, dike design and repair, debris flood/flow management, channel improvements, habitat enhancements, hydraulic structures, hydraulic modeling (1D and 2D), and highway drainage.
  • Participate in the success and growth of the team by providing mentoring to staff, and by helping to develop technical tools and resources.
  • Preparation and review of deliverables including drawings, cost estimates, technical specifications, construction documents, and field reviews.
  • Project management planning and implementation including scope, schedule, budget, and quality control.
  • Coordination within multidisciplinary teams and providing guidance to other staff.
  • Working with clients directly or in a supporting role, developing and sustaining positive business relationships.
  • Ability to travel occasionally is desirable for design and construction field services.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Bachelor's degree in Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with EGBC is a requirement.
  • Minimum 10-15 years of related consulting experience working in an engineering role.
  • Current knowledge of Provincial and Federal standards and guidelines related to hydrotechnical components of transportation projects.
  • Experience with BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Federal Government processes, standards, and guidelines is an asset.
  • Advanced understanding and commitment to technical excellence related to hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, analysis and design.
  • Experience with general civil engineering design and construction. Specific experience with bridge and highway design is an asset.
  • Computer skills and experience with hydrotechnical software such as: Hyfran, HEC-RAS 1D and 2D, HY-8, ArcGIS, Global Mapper, and Civil 3D.
  • Critical thinking skills for problem-solving and finding efficient, innovative, and practical solutions to engineering challenges.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients and stakeholders.
  • A team player attitude and the ability to motivate and lead by example.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team as well as independently on multiple projects.
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver's License an asset.

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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