Electrical Engineer Ottawa, ON 04/06/2019

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.
We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.
The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're 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

WSP currently seeking a forward-thinking, Electrical Engineer(s) to join our Mechanical and Electrical Team, located in our Downtown Ottawa office. Reporting to the Mechanical and Electrical Team Lead, this person will be a team player and a member of an evolving team responsible for developing electrical building systems from schematic design stage through to completion of the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project.
  • Pursue leading-edge engineering solutions for the various electrical and electronic building systems, including low voltage power distribution (including emergency power and UPS), lightning protection and grounding, fire detection and voice alarm, public address, passive telecommunications and security systems infrastructure, lighting and lighting controls systems, and external underground services infrastructure.
  • Work in conjunction with different stakeholder groups to identify, develop and articulate the merits of different options for various electrical systems, and to make recommendations for stakeholder acceptance.
  • Undertake design calculations and prepare and develop specifications, designs and details for the various systems from schematic design, design development and construction documents stages of the project.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and positive direction to less experienced team members in order for them to feel comfortable to take on more challenges.
  • Manage the quality of the REVIT modelling to ensure it accurately represents the detailed design intent.
  • Conduct quality reviews throughout the design process to ensure best practice design principles are being followed, and that the design meets the requirements of all applicable codes and standards to satisfy the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.

  • Minimum 2 years of electrical engineering and design experience on building projects - experience with large scale and/or heritage designated projects a distinct advantage.
  • Experience working in different delivery models
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong desire and ability to collaborate and problem solve in an integrated team environment.
  • Possess the scope to develop into a leadership role with experience and time.
  • Detailed working knowledge of, and the ability to design in REVIT.
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code, Ontario Electrical Safety Code, National Building Code of Canada and the Ontario Building Code.
  • Understanding of LEED v4.0 and ASHRAE standards.
  • Working knowledge of CAN/ULC Standards for Life Safety Systems.
  • Have an understanding of quality standards relative to electrical design and planning, engineering fundamentals and principles.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications.

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 Canada Inc.
Ottawa, ON
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