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Senior Electrical Engineer, Mining
Business Line Energy, Resources and Industry
ID # 13385
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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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 Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Sudbury Industrial Group, located at our Sudbury Ontario office.  Reporting to the Industrial Team Lead, this position will be responsible for leading and executing the electrical / instrumentation / automation design engineering efforts for the growing Sudbury Industrial team.   WSP is committed to supporting the growth of the Sudbury Industrial / Mining office and establishing a sustainable long-term presence to better support Clients in Northeastern Ontario.  The Sudbury Industrial team works closely with other  WSP Industrial offices to build the best team to meet clients project needs.


As a Senior Electrical Engineer within the Industrial Group you will work on both new construction and brownfield projects. The industrial group provides service to industrial, institutional and government clients. You will apply your electrical / instrumentation and automation design knowledge on project work from conceptual design and studies through to project completion. Effective communication, technical quality, cost effectiveness, building and maintaining client relationships, and providing guidance to a team of designers are integral parts of this role.


What you can expect:

  • Safety Focus including consideration of safety in design, construction and operations;
  • Design of specialized control and/or communications systems;
  • Electrical control system design including control panel layouts, component selection, and schematics;
  • Design and integration of control system communications networks including HMI and fiber optics;
  • Integration of field instrumentation, sensory devices and the associated safety systems into an overall controls package to enable a fully-functional industrial control system;
  • Application of regulations to area of expertise and ensuring compliance;
  • Incorporation of safety and risk analysis into equipment designs;
  • Electrical systems design to support other disciplines/departments/offices;
  • Perform engineering calculations;
  • Ability to work with a minimum of instructions, complete tasks independently, make decisions and take responsibility on technical matters;
  • Design management with input from other senior managers on technical decisions;
  • Coordination with various departments and offices required for project implementation;
  • Industrial site reviews and evaluations for design verification / implementation;
  • Write and review technical reports, and construction specifications;
  • Cost Estimating review and assistance;
  • Travel to various client sites, attend project meetings and conduct field reviews;
  • Build client relationships and respond to client requests;
  • Mentor junior staff.
What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Senior level experience in electrical design;
  • Be fluent in the English language with excellent verbal and written communication skills with working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs;
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, other provinces/states a benefit;
  • Working knowledge of industrial instrumentation, controls, communications and automation;
  • Working knowledge of CSA standards, ANSI standards, IEEE standards, Ontario Building Code, and other applicable codes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs;
  • Control system (PLC, DCS, HMI) programming ability a benefit;
  • Working knowledge of power and/or control system modelling software a benefit;
  • Must be able to attend industrial sites and observe all applicable safety regulations;
  • Project experience in mills, smelters, mines, industrial sites, infrastructure, refinery, ports, material handling, pulp and paper is beneficial;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Must possess a team player attitude and be able to work in project team environment.


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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Sudbury, ON

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