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Electrical Designer, Buildings
Business Line Buildings
ID # 16933
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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




WSP is currently seeking an Intermediate Electrical Designer to join our Mechanical & Electrical Department, located at our Ottawa office. Reporting to the Manager, M&E this position will be responsible for applying their electrical design knowledge on project work from conceptual design through completion in the following areas: commercial, residential, retail and institutional buildings.


WSP's Electrical & Mechanical team engages in the design of healthcare, educational, commercial, residential, recreational and light industrial facilities, with a specialization in large and complex projects, sustainable developments, and projects utilizing Alternate Delivery methods including Public-Private Partnerships (P3).

If you are keen to take on some of the most exciting projects and to be part of a winning international team; you will get to work and display your skill with colleagues on a local, national and international stage.



  • Design of electrical power distribution systems;
  • Design of lighting and fire alarm systems;
  • Design of specialized systems, such ICAT;
  • Coordination with various departments and disciplines required for project implementation;
  • Production of detailed drawing and specifications;
  • Complete field reviews for construction and manage construction documentation;
  • Utilize MEP Revit for modelling systems, managing information in the building model, completing system analysis and managing the quality of the REVIT model to ensure it accurately represents the detailed design intent;
  • Conduct quality reviews throughout the design process to ensure best practice design and drawing principles are being followed, and that the design meets the requirements of applicable WSP standards, as well as, applicable building codes and standards; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Proficient with AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in electrical building design.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of instructions and complete tasks independently.
  • Focus on electrical power distribution, lighting and fire alarm building design.
  • Working knowledge of Building Codes, CSA standards, and CAN/ULC Standards for Life Safety Systems.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong desire and ability to collaborate and problem solve in an integrated team environment.
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft suite of programs.


Why WSP?

  • Flexibility - We recognize that our people are faced with multiple challenges, both in their professional & personal lives. WSP has developed a Flexible Work Policy, designed to help our people manage their time on the job and support time away from work.
  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • WSP’s commitment to being FutureReady™;
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things;
  • A phenomenal, collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.




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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