Solar PV Engineer, Renewable Energy Assessment


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Remote

Full time

Nov 2

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




The Opportunity:

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 market sector Renewable Energy of the Power Division. This market sector specializes in renewable projects related to wind, solar and battery storage. 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 to fill the position of a Solar PV Engineer to join the Renewable Energy Assessment tea. The position will involve assisting clients with the early evaluation and development of solar projects in Canada. This will include performing data analysis, energy modelling, equipment and system optimization for solar projects across Canada. The position would be an intermediate role with responsibility to execute projects in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary solar engineering team. This position is ideal for an individual with an aptitude and passion for technical data analysis and renewable energy.


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.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • 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:


  • Analyze meteorological and production data using in-house scripts and software tools.
  • Configure and perform net resource calculations.
  • Perform statistical analysis of measurements and calculate uncertainties.
  • Design and evaluate different solar energy technologies (utility scale, rooftop, BIPV) 
  • Solar PV system optimization including equipment selection and layout.
  • Track and evaluate new Solar PV equipment (modules, racking, inverters) options.
  • Assist in the due diligence review of pre-construction or existing assets.
  • Organize and document geospatial data and generate deliverables using AutoCAD/GIS software.
  • Communicate methodology and results through technical reports and presentations.
  • Complete research and process development with the goal to continuously improve energy assessment methodologies and product offering.


  • Strong professional work ethic.
  • Communicate clearly with clients orally and through written work.
  • Self-motivated approach for investigating innovative solutions to technical problems that may not have a historic precedence to follow.
  • Independently plan work schedule and effectively manage individual responsibilities and projects with quick turn-around times.
  • Document work in an organized fashion to facilitate technical review and coordination with peers.
  • Collaborate with the resource assessment team to continually improve processes and in-house software tools.


What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Completed a post-secondary undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the renewable energy industry.
  • Pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • Affinity for improving workflow processes; the ability to balance standardization while increasing processes efficiency and quality.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
  • Experience with programming languages is considered an asset.
  • Experience with solar modelling software (Helioscope, PVSyst, SAM) is considered an asset.
  • Effective communication and inter-personal skills for client and team interactions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, OneNote).



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.

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