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Substation SCADA Engineer
ID # 18252
City Calgary
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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 55,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 9,800+ 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



Calgary, Toronto, Montréal or elsewhere in Canada.

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 Renewable Energy market sector of the Power Division. This market sector specializes in wind, solar and battery storage and related to the transmission of electricity. 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 SCADA Engineer to join our National Electrical Team, located in one of our offices in Canada.

The position is available in our offices in Calgary, Toronto, Montréal or elsewhere in Canada.

What you can expect to do with us:

As a substation SCADA engineer, you will provide office and field support related to the configuration, testing, deployment, commissioning and documentation of substation SCADA systems consisting of automation devices/products such as remote terminal units (RTUs), automation controllers, intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) and human machine interfaces (HMIs).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Review substation design drawings to identify all possible SCADA inputs and outputs;
  • Generate point lists based on elementary wiring diagrams, equipment manuals and off-taker requirements (independent system operators, transmission facility operators, owners, equipment manufacturers);
  • Configure, test, deploy and commission RTUs;
  • Develop, test, deploy and commission HMIs;
  • Document SCADA systems.

We would like to know more about you if you have:

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in the substation automation environment;
  • Familiarity with substation design, components and operation;
  • Experience configuring RTUs (SEL RTACs, Eaton SMP, GE D20);
  • Experience working with various HMI platforms including SEL Diagram Builder, Wonderware Intouch;
  • SubNET Solutions SubSTATION Explorer and Inductive Automation Ignition;
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting communication protocols such as DNP3, SEL and Modbus;
  • Solid understanding of computer network design, configuration and troubleshooting;
  • Experience and knowledge required to safely work on and around high voltage equipment, transformers;
  • disconnects, switchgear, etc.;
  • Excellent English language communication skills - both written and verbal.


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.


Calgary, AB

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