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canada Junior Building Sciences Engineer

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Edmonton
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Construction/property / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 12,000+ 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

The Opportunity:

The WSP Alberta Building Science team is growing again, and we're looking for a Junior Building Science Engineer  to join our Edmonton team. Reporting to the Alberta Manager, you would be responsible for providing technical excellence, reliable client service, and supporting the growth of this team.

Why WSP Building Science?

Building Science is concerned with the performance of buildings as they relate to materials, building envelopes and enclosures, constructability, project management, cost estimating, and asset management. It is a broad field with a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and self-direct your career path.  Building Science might be the right fit for you if you are:

Inclined to hands-on experience – participate in fieldwork which can include site investigations, building condition assessments, and review of construction progress

Interested in the Environment – contribute to improvements in building efficiency through managing rehabilitation projects or being part of multi-disciplinary design and commissioning teams during new construction

People-oriented – the nature of our work requires effective and amicable communication within our team, with Contractors, and perhaps most importantly, with our clients   



  • Conduct building investigations and field reviews to determine design and repair options;
  • Prepare building investigation reports, and construction documents;
  • Perform invasive investigations, which may include ladder work, tool operation, working at heights, working in confined spaces, and making field measurements;
  • Apply engineering knowledge to tasks on building science & audit projects;
  • Assist Professional Engineers and Certified Engineering Technologists with building evaluations, reporting, design and tender documents;
  • Conduct construction site reviews, monitoring quality of building repairs;
  • Liaise with contractors, sub-consultants and engineering disciplines;
  • Contribute to the contract administration process on projects;
  • Accept responsibility for project tasks, deliverables and outcomes;
  • Apply sustainable thinking and practices within project delivery;
  • Keep the Project Manager informed about project status and issues.

Centres of Excellence:

  • Provide feedback on your experiences that could improve WSP’s performance, processes and tools
  • Make contributions to company knowledge management and practice systems
  • Learn from others about building-specific areas of expertise and join in knowledge sharing sessions

Business Development

  • Promote a positive reputation for WSP
  • Engage with clients as a front-line representative of WSP
  • Contribute to the firm's reputation in the market and maintain client base

Career Development

  • Improve technical skillset and develop expertise in defined areas
  • Regularly set meaningful career goals
  • Self-direct areas of focus


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Building Science, Architectural Science, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Architectural / Engineering Technology or a construction-related discipline;
  • Registered as an EIT or eligible for registration as a P.Eng ., or CET designation is an asset;
  • Previous summer/co-op work experience in building sciences, engineering, architecture or construction is an asset;
  • Personal commitment to promoting green issues or sustainability;
  • Ability to work at heights;
  • Valid driver’s license. Access to a vehicle is an asset.

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. 

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Knowledge of building materials and construction processes for repairing building envelopes, cladding systems, roofs, and parking structures is an asset;
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic;
  • Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office and AutoCAD;
  • A team player, amongst energetic, successful people;
  • Strong at multi-tasking, organized and adaptable to shifting priorities;

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