Senior Electrical Engineer

WSP   •  

Ottawa, ON

Industry: Technical Services


15+ years

Posted 43 days ago

WSP is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Mechanical & Electrical Department, located at our Ottawa office. Reporting to the Manager, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, this position will be responsible for engineering project work from conceptual design through to completion on wide variety of Complex projects, including project management responsibilities.


  • Lead and manage the delivery of the electrical design in single and multi-disciplinary projects from preliminary design through construction documents and contract administration phases.
  • Be the Engineer of Record for electrical systems for institutional, transportation, commercial, healthcare, light industrial, public and private facilities projects.
  • Manage the project fees and deliverables in order to meet financial targets and schedule.
  • Supervise the work of Engineers, Designers and CAD Technicians appointed to the projects.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff.
  • Positively develop staff as demonstrated by their ability to take on more complex technical challenges
  • Undertake Peer Reviews for quality control and quality assurance.
  • Review and complete design calculations and construction documents in accordance with applicable Codes, Standards and Regulations.
  • Provide detail design engineering for drawings and specifications for electrical design in low and medium voltage, systems lighting, power distribution, grounding, fire alarm, communications and security systems, control/signal systems.
  • Manage and perform other related tasks that will help to successfully complete the delivery and handover of projects
  • Participate in knowledge sharing with Peers and in the development of design standards and specifications
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of applicable codes, standards and design software.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Clients in order to define their needs, explain technical information, concepts or study results.
  • Prepare Engineering Fee Proposals, Project Estimates, Design Reports and other technical documents as required.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent recognized by Canadian licensing authorities).
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario (P. Eng).
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience designing and leading teams in the design of building electrical systems in the consulting industry.
  • LEED AP certification considered an asset.
  • PMP certification considered an asset.
  • Experience designing high-rise buildings considered an asset.
  • Demonstrable experience in the design and specifying of HV/LV power distribution, emergency power and UPS, grounding, lighting, lighting controls, emergency lighting, fire alarm, passive telecommunications, lightning protection, CCTV and access control systems.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable codes such as the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, Canadian Electrical Code, Ontario/National Building Codes, various CSA Standards for Emergency Power, Fire Alarm systems, TIA Telecommunications Standards and LEED Design guides.
  • Ability to manage multiple and/or complex projects at any given time.
  • Ability to lead and nurture in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior communication, organization, leadership and presentation skills;
  • Excellent Client management skills
  • Computer knowledge in: MS Office, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and distribution system analysis software.