Technician, Rail and Transit Calgary, AB 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 is currently seeking a Junior Technician to join our Rail and Transit Team, located at our Calgary, AB office. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, this position will have responsibilities including heavy and light rail transit design and providing design guidance to other team members as well as a wide range of project requirements.
  • Creation and editing of drawings & sketches in compliance with Client Supplied Standards or WSP CAD Standards and detailing practices;
  • Responsible for CAD and BIM design tasks as directed by the Project Team;
  • Responsible for drafting of discipline specific drawings including the ability to generate sections / schedules / schematics from general arrangement drawings;
  • Be familiar with document management systems to ensure drawings are issued, filed, secured, and retrievable in an appropriate manner;
  • Coordinate and support fellow CAD Technicians in workload, good detailing practice and work procedures;
  • Contribute to technical capabilities of the CAD team as a whole;
  • Review and monitor the production of drawings to maintain quality, accuracy and agreed timescales;
  • Identify improvements (where possible) to enhance service to clients;
  • Develop expertise and stay abreast of developments in relevant technical field;
  • Lead by example and ensure QMS compliance across team;
  • Liaison with all discipline members, sub-consultants, clients, and agencies;
  • Assist with the design of roadways and railway crossings;
  • Learn the fundamentals of inspection and construction field review;
  • Report preparation assistance and cost estimating;
  • Assist preparation and review of drawings;
  • Liaison with all discipline members, sub-consultants, clients, and agencies;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

  • Diploma in civil engineering technology from an accredited institution;
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants with 2-5 years related experience would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with design of roadway and railway crossings would be considered an asset;
  • Familiar Civil 3D and AutoCAD, Bentley Inroads or Railtrack;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.
Calgary, AB
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