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Project Engineer, Bridges
Business Line Transportation
ID # 13899
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




Reporting to the Manager, the Project Engineer, Bridges will be responsible for business development and overseeing multiple aspects of bridge and/or civil structure projects. You are an experienced hands-on designer who is versatile, demonstrates strong leadership, can work in a multi-disciplinary environment, a go-getter who will actively seek new business opportunities, and provide guidance to team members.

You are known as an authority in bridges and/or heavy civil structures and have achieved a multi-disciplinary mastery on projects of large scale or complexity. You will exercise full autonomy in technical decisions, which are generally not reviewed unless they imply important sums or risks for the company. You will lead a team of professionals, technicians, and support staff in the delivery of our bridge program in the area. You will have experience with business development, client interactions and project delivery.


  • Support the Manager, Bridges for the overall performance of the department, including meeting established quality targets, project delivery timelines and continuous improvement objectives;
  • Provide mentoring, assistance, encouragement and motivation to team members and assist the Manager, Bridges with the implementation of technical career development plans for engineers within the department to support skills development, effective succession management, career pathing and staff retention;
  • Working with Manager, Operations/Project Managers to monitor the overall performance of projects being undertaken by the department, ensuring effective and proactive management of scope, schedule, quality and effective client service. Provide technical leadership and support to ensure consistent and effective use of quality management standards;
  • Monitor overall workload and staffing levels within the engineering group to maintain overall utilization at desirable levels and work with the Manager, Bridges to support interoffice collaboration and resource/work sharing to balance workloads and meet project delivery objectives across the market sub-sector;
  • Drive productivity, motivation, and technical performance. Ensure compliance with established quality and production procedures. Provide leadership to sustain a culture of continual improvement and client satisfaction;
  • Execute/oversee preliminary and detailed design for bridge and/or heavy civil structure projects;
  • Prepare technical memos on relevant design elements, specifications and non-standard special provisions, and study reports;
  • Oversee and validate regulatory compliance of structures and associated roadway/railway designs;
  • Develop and prepare technical specifications, and contract drawings for tender and construction;
  • Respond to technical issues related to designs;
  • Coordinate input from other disciplines, including managing information sharing and preparing fully integrated designs and reports;
  • Attend project meetings with clients, architects and consulting disciplines;
  • Prepare study schedules, meeting minutes, and presentation materials;
  • Provide proposal/pursuit preparation support when required;
  • Conduct Business Development with current and potential clients; and
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships and communication with clients, department managers, project managers and team members;
  • Liaise with all discipline members, sub-consultants, clients, and agencies;
  • Ensure compliance with established quality and production procedures. Provide leadership to sustain a culture of continual improvement and client satisfaction;
  • Uphold the company’s core values and maintain Health and Safety at the highest level;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Structural Engineering from an accredited university would be an asset
  • Minimum 5 years’ of related experience;
  • Registered as a P. Eng.;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Technical understanding, design abilities, and current on bridge technologies;
  • 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 required.  


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.

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WSP Canada Inc.


Oakville, ON

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