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Junior Automation Engineer
ID # 20452
City Toronto
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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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




Why WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • 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 yesterday - 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.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • Responsible for programming, definition of technical characteristics and commissioning as part of tailor-made automation solutions;
  • Carry out the design and preparation of technical documents (Functional Description, Electrical Drawings, and Data Sheets) for PLC projects and programming such as manufacturing cell automation in the manufacturing sector;
  • Programming and commissioning of PLC and HMI systems;
  • Master real-time machine control techniques using PC and PLC platforms;
  • Excellent knowledge of computer, server / client systems and process network to deliver integrated solutions; Identification and consultation of potential suppliers;
  • Solve problems using a variety of known or innovative methods and techniques and make comparative studies;
  • Evaluate client satisfaction and maintain close relationships with the client;
  • Perform inspections or technical surveys;
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise site monitoring.


What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering;
  • Minimum of 0-5 years of relevant experience as Automation / Instrumentation Engineer or equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Knowledge of principal PLC and SCADA platform: Siemens, Wondeware, Allen Bradley, Omron etc .;
  • Work experience in automation in different areas (asset);
  • Expertise in PLC programming, HMI, DCS in various programming languages;
  • Strong skills for the continuous development of technical knowledge;
  • Proficient in project management, technical writing and complex problem solving independently;
  • Pertinent experience in object oriented and .NET (C#), pyton programming;
  • Pertinent experience MS SQL Server and SQL stored procedures programming;
  • Pertinent experience with different Windows Systems layers;
  • Skills to work with Serial, OPC and ODBC interfaces.



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.


Toronto, ON

Early Career (< 3 years)


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