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WSP USA Intermediate Highway Designer in Ottawa, Ontario

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking an intermediate highway designer to join our Ontario Highway Design Team with their base office in one of three locations (Ottawa, Thornhill, or Mississauga). The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of multidiscipline highway design projects (ranging from low traffic volume two lane secondary highways to high traffic volume multi-lane freeways).

Why choose 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.

  • 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

What you can expect to do here:

· Ensuring the technical delivery of highway and drainage designs, using design software such as but not limited to; OpenRoads, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Civil 3D, Microsoft Project, AutoTurn, Excel etc.

· Attend project site visits to see and document existing conditions

· Prepare technical analysis and design, including alignments, geometrics, cost estimating, quantity calculations, technical memos, reports etc.

· Produce designs based on planning strategies and pre-engineering studies

· Coordinate design inputs from other disciplines

· Develop level of effort estimates for design activities

· Provide inputs to design schedules and construction working day estimates

· Provide input to proposals

· Provide input to innovation and future ready discussions

· Prepare contract specifications and documentation

· Attend Technical meetings and prepare presentation materials and meeting minutes

· Review of design and drawings prepared by team

· Quality checks of drawings/designs prepared by you and other team members

· Provide guidance and mentorship to junior staff

· Other duties as assigned

What you’ll bring to WSP :

University degree or college diploma in Civil Engineering, some work experience in highway/roadway design is an asset

· P.Eng or Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist is an asset

· 5 + of related experience, preferably on MTO projects

· Design Build/P3 experience is an asset

· Knowledge and application of Ontario Environmental standards and guidelines

· Familiarity with all applicable design manuals

· BIM experience is an asset

· Effective Communication and interpersonal skills

· A team player with a willingness to collaborate and help others

· Can work on multiple projects

· Valid G Driver’s license is 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.

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

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.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY. (https://www.wsp.com/en-CA/careers/notice-to-staffing-agencies)