Bridge Engineer

WSP   •  

Ottawa, ON

8 - 10 years

Posted 240 days ago

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WSP is currently seeking a Bridge Engineer to join our Bridge Department, located at our Ottawa office.  Reporting to the department manager this position will be responsible for preliminary and detailed design of bridges, culverts, retaining walls,  transportation structures heritage stone structures and other civil structures, cost estimating, checking of designs and drawings, contract document preparation, reports and proposals, and structural condition assessment/inspections.


  • Preliminary and detailed design of new highway, railway, pedestrian bridges, culverts and retaining walls, heritage stone structures, and rehabilitation of existing bridges and structures;
  • Conduct inspections of existing bridges, culverts and retaining walls and prepare reports;
  • Prepare sketches for CAD staff and review CAD drawings;
  • Prepare technical construction specifications;
  • Liaise with construction sites;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university;
  • Minimum 8+ years’ of related experience;
  • Registered as a P. Eng. in Ontario;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Technical understanding, design abilities, and current on bridgetechnologies;
  • Experience with design of rehabilitation of existing structures;
  • Specific areas of expertise required in the planning, preliminary and detailed design, and construction of bridges of standard and complex geometry, and culverts;
  • A thorough knowledge of current design codes and standards is essential;
  • Strong computer skills;
  •       Committed team player with strong organizational skills;
  •        A vehicle in suitable working order and a valid driver’s license is an asset.

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).