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WSP Canada

Senior Communications Engineer, Rail & Transit

Posted 20 hours ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Senior Communications Engineer for our Transportation Systems Rail & Transit team, located at our Calgary or Edmonton office. Reporting to the Manager, you will be familiar with wired/wireless network security and provide detailed support as a senior technical resource supporting the Rail Systems delivery team and industry partners. You will be considered the subject matter expert to provide technical advice on all communications aspects of contracts and proposals. You will manage the telecommunications design in multidisciplinary projects, ensuring that the design meets relevant standards and specifications and is accurately coordinated with other disciplines.

As a member of the Rail Systems Engineering team, you will be given the opportunity to define processes and execute plans across multiple projects. Management will support you in developing work plans, communicating effectively with clients and stakeholders, and managing internal design staff to become a strong leader in the consulting environment.

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:
  • Function as the senior technical resource in formulating and developing advanced program concepts, techniques, and standards in communication engineering;
  • Provide a senior-level communication design effort in support of the public transit project and other railway projects;
  • Participate in validation & verification activities and produce test procedures and contribute to any troubleshooting, as necessary;
  • Oversee and direct production of design reports, drawings, and technical specifications;
  • Be responsible for the communications system technical reviews for the design submissions and RFI responses;
  • Leverage communication design abilities, proven knowledge from past successful projects, and experience in system engineering to deliver world-class projects;
  • Work with the client and vendors to generate KPIs used for the analysis of the communication system;
  • Produce communications requirements including those for wired/wireless network and RF design;
  • Perform all other assigned or required duties.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related engineering discipline from an accredited University that is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA);
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta (P. Eng.) or an equivalent with the ability to get a P.Eng. license in Alberta;

  • Senior-level communications design and/or operations experience in the public transit industry or comparable industries;
  • Demonstrable experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • Data network design role including required knowledge of network products, and TCP/IP network architectures including routing, switching, network security and MPLS design principles;
    • Relevant experience in the design, installation, and/or operation of radio systems, including TETRA and/or P25, Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and leaky coax antennas for rail transit applications;
    • Capability to complete high-level end-to-end conceptual technical designs for communications systems involved in public rail transit operations/vital applications;
    • Design and commissioning experience relevant to public rail transit operations communication systems including CCTV/PA/VMS/Telephone;
    • Proven experience in the design and commissioning of outside plant infrastructure including fiber optics;
  • Knowledge of rail and public transit operations is an asset;
  • Familiarity with CBTC-based signalling systems, block signalling control systems and driverless train control would be a strong asset;
  • Critical attention to specification details and project deadlines;
  • RCDD certification would be an asset;
  • CISSP certification with experience in OT environments would be an asset;

  • Proven leadership and management skills;
  • Ability to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and across different business units in a matrix organization with little to no supervision;
  • Experience working with architects and other engineering disciplines to define communications requirements, forecast and advocate for communication needs in the project;
  • Ability to adapt well to changes in direction and priorities in a project and deadline-oriented environment;
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, presentation, leadership, and report writing proficiency with a strong desire and ability to collaborate in problem solving in an integrated team environment;
  • Experience in a Consulting Engineering or EPC environment is an asset.

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 2024-07-22

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