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WSP Canada

Structural Engineer - Renewable Energy - Solar

Full Time
2 days ago
Why WSP?

If you are looking to join a world-class team in the renewable energy industry, while being part of a team with strong roots in its environment, join WSP, one of the largest engineering and consulting firms in the world. The company's expertise ranges from conceptual designs and feasibility studies, through full detailed engineering and performance monitoring, to closure and decommissioning.

Our Power Canada Division supports our clients from coast to coast. Over decades, we have developed a wide range of services, including technical study preparation in niche areas, project management, detailed design and site services. Our expertise is recognized throughout the market for both development and rehabilitation projects. Our experts work together to provide our clients with services that live up to our vision of meeting the highest industry standards and innovating to exceed them.
This position is within the market sector Renewable Energy of the Power Division. This market sector specializes in renewable projects related to solar, wind and battery storage. We work in collaboration with public and private sector clients on innovative projects that allow our team members to prove their expertise and to train a new generation of passionate people.

In order to meet these growth challenges, WSP is currently looking for a Structural Engineer - Renewable Energy to join our national team in Solar, located in one of our offices in Canada.

What you can expect to do with us:
• Lead structural engineer on renewables projects, specifically in the solar market;
• Collaborate and lead other team members for the preparation of calculations, reports, drawings and specifications for:
o Solar structure, piles and racks;
o Substation and other electrical structures part of a solar project;
• Office and occasionally on site construction support services and inspection (+/-10% of the role);
• Ensure design compliance with relevant engineering standards and codes, as well as internal QA/QC procedures;
• Accompany the client in his decision process making by providing technical advices;
• Use state-of-the-art finite element modelling software and other internal tools to analyze soil/structure interaction of solar structures;

We would like to know more about you if you have
• Bachelor or Master's degree in Structural/Civil engineering or equivalent;
• 3 to 10 years of engineering design experience, experience in the solar market required;
• Registered Professional Engineer with the APEGA, OIQ, APGNB or other provinces;
• Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
• Experience related in renewable project design is considered as a strong asset;
• Field experience in the construction of renewable projects is considered as an asset;
• Experience in pile design, substation design or hydro and dam design is considered as an asset;
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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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