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Design Engineer, Land Development
ID # 16541
City Lethbridge
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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 are 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





Through the success of our Lethbridge office, we have expanded our operations and are seeking a highly motivated Land Development Professional who resides in the region or is willing to move to the community and contribute to the growth of our team.

Reporting to the Southern Region Manager, this position includes participation on Land Development projects from concept and planning stages to detailed design, approvals and engineering support during Construction.  This experience intended to serve as the foundation for your Land Development career at WSP.

The position will provide the opportunity to work directly with clients, contractors and the community, work in a fast-paced environment, and use your skills to problem solve and grow your career in a collaborative team environment. In the process of this you will play a key role in engineering projects for residential, institutional, commercial and industrial developments. Project ranging from entirely new urban residential communities to site development for all range of projects.



  • Completing preliminary design and high level servicing reviews and writing design basis and servicing memoranda;
  • Preparing and contributing to reports, planning documents, drawings, specifications, and tender documents; providing support throughout the tender process; providing technical support during construction;
  • Executing detailed design of rough grading, surface works, water distribution, storm & sanitary sewers, stormwater management, lot grading, and coordination of stakeholders and shallow utilities;
  • Contributing to proposal development and preparing engineering quotes;
  • Using problem solving skills and engaging other project team members to address design and construction challenges;
  • Perform field reviews and site meetings during construction including CCC/FAC inspection and documentation and on-site safety observations;
  • Develop your project management skills under the guidance of senior engineers and project managers;
  • Manage and train junior engineers and technologists, actively supporting their career development;
  • Assist with Business Development and foster growth of the local operations.


  • Professional Engineer or Professional Licensee, or eligibility for registration with APEGA in either designation is required;
  • 5 -12+ years of related experience;
  • Ideal Candidates have technical expertise using design tools including Civil 3D, Builterra, AutoTurn and other civil design tools;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Team leadership skills including collaboration and interpersonal abilities;
  • Comfortable in working independently in both an office and field environment;
  • Construction related experience would be considered an asset;
  • A Valid driver’s license is required for this position.


Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment.  You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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.


Lethbridge, AB

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