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WSP Canada

Intermediate Design & Drafting Technologist, Highways & Roads

Posted 12 hours ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Intermediate Design & Drafting Technologist, Highways & Roads, to join our Transportation Engineering Department located at our Red Deer office. Reporting to the department manager, this position will be responsible for assisting senior engineering staff in the design and drafting of transportation engineering projects.

Why choose 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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Processing of project base map and survey information including setting up all project base map and creation of the existing ground DTM and conversion of project data between various coordinate systems as required.
  • Prepare simple to complex preliminary and detailed design drawings including plans, profiles, typical cross-sections, geometrics, drainage and utilities, right-of-way, spot elevations, signing and pavement markings, detours and construction staging.
  • Work closely with design engineers/project engineers/project managers to complete design and working drawings for both construction and post-construction phases.
  • Ensuring highway and road designs and drawings incorporate all pertinent design features tailored toward easy understanding by end users.
  • Contribute to the cost-effective, proper and timely production of transportation engineering and drawings that meet all client and approval agency requirements, and design standards.
  • Transform preliminary concepts and sketches into engineering plans and drawings based on project requirements using AutoCAD / Civil 3D platform.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Civil Engineering or Design and Drafting Technology/Technician diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution and a Minimum of 5 years of roadway and highway engineering design and drafting experience.
  • Working knowledge of transportation engineering principles and design standards such as Alberta Transportation Design Standards, TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads and Alberta Municipalities (MD & Counties).
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the application of computer-aided design/drafting programs including AutoCAD and Civil 3D (Bentley MicroStation experience is considered an asset).
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to generate high-quality work.
  • Ability to work both individually and as a team member in a high pace environment.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.

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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-15

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