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Highway Engineer / Designer
Business Line Transportation
ID # 13393
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 Highway Designer to join our Highways Department, located at our Ottawa office. Working with the Highways Manager this position will be responsible for the delivery of multi-discipline highway design projects (from rural highways to freeway type facilities)



  • You will prepare technical analysis and design; including cost estimating, quantity calculations, etc.
  • As part of the team you will draft and review detailed design drawings and presentation materials of highways, urban roads, interchanges and intersections ;
  • Prepare and run contract specifications and documentation;
  • Work alongside all disciplines team members, sub-consultants, clients and agencies
  • We have a lot of creative and significant projects on the go at the moment, if you're looking for a rewarding career - look no further


  • Post-secondary education with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university or a Civil Engineering Technologist program from an accredited college;
  • 5+ years’ experience in the transportation design engineering field;
  • Professional licensing with PEO or an OACETT membership would be an asset;
  • Experience with all aspects of highway / freeway design (e.g. alignments, geometrics, staging, utilities, roadside safety, quantity calculation, contract documents, constructability);
  • Practical knowledge of the MTO, TAC design procedures and standards (preferred);
  • Ability to work with various software packages (i.e. Microstation / InRoads, OpenRoads, AutoCAD / Civil 3D, Microsoft Office);
  • Experience with technical writing, minute preparation, etc.;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the ability to effectively prioritize;
  • Ability to estimate design level of effort, meet milestone schedule deliverables etc.;
  • General understanding of traffic engineering principles;
  • General understanding of other road design requirements (e.g. drainage / hydraulic design, environmental design / mitigation measure, engineering surveys, geotechnical investigations and design);
  • General understanding of QA / QC as well as Environmental Health and Safety practices / requirements;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills ;
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and provide guidance/mentoring to junior design staff;




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.


Ottawa, ON

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