Hydrotechnical Engineer


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Remote

Full time

Nov 9

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:

WSP is currently seeking Hydrotechnical Engineering staff to join our growing Transportation and Infrastructure group based in Vancouver, Canada. The successful candidate(s) will support the execution of a variety of hydrotechnical projects within Canada, with a focus on BC and Yukon. A range of experience levels from Junior to Senior positions are being considered.


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:

  • Participate in projects from beginning to end including the proposal, planning, options assessment, design, and construction phases.
  • Develop hydrotechnical engineering design solutions for a variety of interesting projects related to bridges and culvert hydraulic design, river engineering, flood and erosion management, dike design and repair, debris flood/flow management, channel improvements, and highway drainage.
  • Utilize and develop technical skills related to watershed analysis, hydrology, climate change impacts, and hydraulic modeling (1D and/or 2D).
  • Preparation and review of deliverables including drawings, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates.
  • Ability to travel occasionally is desirable for design and construction field services.
  • Project management planning and implementation including scope, schedule, budget, and quality control.
  • Coordination within multidisciplinary teams and providing guidance to other staff.
  • Participate in success and growth of the team by developing technical tools and resources.
  • Working with clients directly or in a supporting role.

What you'll bring to WSP

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrotechnical Engineering, or equivalent program.
  • Suitable experience for the position being applied for, with recent relevant local experience. For junior positions a minimum of 2 years of relevant local experience subsequent to obtaining bachelor’s degree is desired.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) is a requirement.
  • General academic knowledge and experience in hydrological analyses, hydraulic modeling, and design.
  • Computer skills and experience with hydrotechnical software such as: HEC-RAS 1D and 2D hydraulic models, HY-8, ArcGIS, Global Mapper, and Civil 3D.
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication, writing, and people skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team as well as independently on multiple projects.
  • Experience with BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Federal Government processes, standards, and guidelines is an asset.
  • Experience with other civil engineering disciplines including bridge and highway design is an asset.
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver's License an asset.

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