Senior Electrical Engineer
Markham, CA
6d 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 two years in a row, one of the (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of .

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

    WSP’s Building / Transportation M&E Team is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Electrical team, located in Markham office.

    Reporting to Electrical Group Manager, the Senior Electrical Engineer will play an integral role in the delivery and execution of complex, challenging and innovative projects.

    From a technical perspective, the Senior Electrical Engineer will be an established technical resource, mentoring and guiding Designers and Engineers in the production of engineering drawings.

    In addition, the Senior Electrical Engineer will provide input in client and stakeholders meetings, representing and supporting the WSP brand and mission objectives.

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer looking to work with autonomy on some of Canada's most future-forward engineering projects.

    The successful candidate should be familiar with a variety of transportation, municipal, institutional, and commercial building projects.

    The individual will be responsible to supervise an electrical team comprised of intermediate and junior engineers, EITs, designers and coop students.


  • Participate in the design of plans, preliminary estimations and details for transportation, commercial, and industrial building projects;
  • Electrical design for building Power distribution, Fire Alarm, Grounding, Lightning Protection, Emergency Power and Life Safety Generator systems for transportation projects with clients such as GO Metrolinx, TTC, YRT, CN, CP, GTAA, etc.

    Provide day to day guidance to design team, be the design lead for their projects, client facing and representing WSP. Prepare calculation, conceptual and detail design, technical specification, installation details, permit / tender / post-tender services, and perform contract admin (CA) services to review shop drawings, RFI’s, etc.

  • Preparing contract document, Professional signing and sealing, working with Project Managers (PMs), senior engineers, designers, 3D modelers to submit the project for permit and tender;
  • Taking ownership of multiple concurrent projects as a Project Manager and Lead Engineer throughout the project life cycle;
  • Financial / budgetary reporting, scheduling and resourcing in assistance to the Discipline Manager and internal / external PMs;

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and registered P.Eng. with PEO;
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience designing electrical systems for, transportation, commercial, and industrial building projects including but not limited to : power distribution, grounding, fire alarm, fire protection, lightning protection, arc flash study, emergency power and life safety;
  • Thorough knowledge of different construction contract methods including but not limited to Design / Bid / Build (DBB), Design / Build (DB) and P3, Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) delivery and Alliance type projects to lead the transportation projects from pursuit to construction.

  • Complete understanding of building electrical engineering requirement, Codes and Standards, including but not limited to Ontario Building Codes (OBC), OESC, CEC, CSA, NFPA, IEEE, ASHRAE, etc.;
  • Strong technical background to guide and mentor intermediate and junior engineers;
  • Liaise with contractors and support the electrical designs;
  • Review and prepare installation details, provide technical calculations and specifications;
  • Review the design and provide Quality Control for all design packages prior submission;
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with team members and other disciplines. Detail oriented, organized, hard worker, and team player;
  • Thorough familiarity with software used for engineering studies - arc flash, load, fault and coordination studies, lighting, grounding, etc.

  • Ability to perform interdisciplinary coordination with Mechanical, Plumbing, Lighting, Architectural, Structural, Civil, Site Services, Signaling, Project Management, and Construction Management disciplines;
  • Extensive experience of project management on both technical and financial sides. PMP is a plus;
  • Control, communication, and security systems experience is a plus;
  • Familiar with the integrated Complementary Resource Centre (iCRC) concept;
  • Other duties as required or assigned by discipline lead.

    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.

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