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Electrical Contract Administrator / Designer
Business Line Buildings
ID # 17185
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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 looking for an Electrical Contract Administrator / Designer to join our team in the Edmonton, Alberta office. The successful candidate should be familiar with a variety of institutional, municipal, healthcare, commercial, and light industrial building projects.  The successful individual will be responsible for design, tender and construction services on various projects. This position will have scope and freedom to satisfy the most ambitious, career-minded and technically savvy person.



  • Responsible for taking design projects from start to finish
  • Electrical design of power distribution, control, communication, lighting, fire alarm and security
  • Technical calculations and software use for lighting analyses, load calculations, arc flash, fault & coordination studies, power system design
  • Applying a high level of technical and professional electrical engineering and consulting expertise 
  • Responsibility for ensuring the output of the design meets the established project criteria and all applicable standards
  • Responsible for researching and implementing new technology designs as mandated by clients and the Electrical Engineering Manager.  
  • Utilize industry specific software and related technologies in design and analysis (AutoCAD, REVIT, etap, AGI)
  • Proficient with the Canadian Electrical Code, National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition, IESNA Standards
  • Contract administration that includes, but not limited to answering RFIs, COs, Progress Claims, Site Reviews, Fire Alarm Verifications
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • A member of ASET or APEGA
  • LEED Accreditation and sustainable design experience are considered assets
  • 7+ years of experience in consulting electrical design engineering for buildings 
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office, electrical design software, and experience with AutoCAD drafting are required.  Proficiency with Revit is considered an asset
  • Attention to detail, hard working and eager to learn.


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.


Edmonton, AB

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