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WSP Canada

Systems Engineering Student - WINTER 2024

Calgary, AB
Full Time
4 days ago
We're proud to be delivering some of the largest transportation projects in Western Canada and we're committed to providing you with the training and support you need to excel in your role. As a member of our Rail & Transit team, you'll have access to opportunities to expand your professional expertise in a variety of disciplines. Our management team is dedicated to helping you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a strong leader in the consulting environment. Plus, the available roles are highly specialized, providing a unique and exciting opportunity for growth and advancement. Join us at WSP and discover the possibilities!

Why work with WSP's Rail & Transit Team?
  • WSP strives for gender balanced representation, including mentorship, and collaboration ;
  • Be in charge of your own career growth by working collaboratively with your manager;
  • Flexible benefits;
  • Wellness time (to manage work life balance);
  • Hybrid return to office policy (unless otherwise stated per project requirements);
  • Opportunities to contribute to impactful projects locally and internationally;
  • Be a part of a collaborative, high-performing team.

A day in the life:

WSP is hiring for multiple positions to cover the below tasks/disciplines:
  • Systems Engineering
    • Support Rail & Transit team to create Systems Integration Plans, Systems Engineering Management Plans, Systems Integration Matrix, and Interface Control Documents (ICD's);
    • Perform functional analysis, create Systems Breakdown Structure, functional block diagrams, Systems Architecture and sequence diagrams;
    • Facilitate and meetings with designers and clients to discuss and manage system interfaces for complex Rail & Transit projects; and
    • Define and manage technical requirements.
  • Communications Engineering
    • Under the guidance of a Senior Communications engineer, implement communication designs for LRT projects. Designs may include: radio/push-to-talk, fibre, network architecture, and SCADA;
    • Participate in validation & verification activities and produce test procedures and contribute to any troubleshooting;
    • Develop Bill of Materials and Bill of Quantity reports;
    • Produce design reports, drawings, and system specifications; and
    • Perform all other assigned or required duties.
  • Signals Engineering
    • Under the guidance of a Senior Signals engineer, implement signals design for wayside devices, train control systems, and the underlying application logic
    • Participate in validation & verification activities and produce test procedures and contribute to any troubleshooting;
    • Develop Bill of Materials and Bill of Quantity reports;
    • Produce design reports, drawings, and system specifications; and
    • Perform all other assigned or required duties

What you'll bring to WSP...

  • Registered in a Canadian University for Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer engineering;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Self-starter with a flexible approach to problem solving;

  • Proven ability to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams;

  • The following experience would be considered an asset:
    • Certificates or additional training in design tools (CAD, Revit, Bentley Products)
    • Basic knowledge of Train Signaling principles, SCADA, Communications, Systems Assurance (RAM), Safety Assurance, Vehicle and Wayside Interfaces, Traction Power, Power Supply and Distribution, Mechanical, System and Train Simulation, Tunnels, or Fire Life Safety Systems will be an asset;
    • Strong communication skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills;
    • Experience in a Consulting Engineering environment is an asset.
    • Experience programming

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.

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