Junior / Intermediate Process Engineer – Water/Wastewater Treatment
City : Vancouver, BC
Category : Z-WSP E&I Canada Ltd.
Industry : Engineering
Employer : WSP
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms – made stronger with the recent creation of WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc. We have over 63,000 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. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.
WSP E&I Canada currently has an opportunity for a Junior/Intermediate Process Engineer in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Group, in British Columbia. The successful candidate will assist the Water/Wastewater Treatment Group with local and international industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment projects in a variety of industrial sectors including mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, food processing, and manufacturing.
You'll be expected to work on all phases of project execution under the guidance of experienced Project Managers and Senior Process Engineers. Projects may include field sampling programs and data collection, bench and pilot scale testing, feasibility studies, options evaluations, preliminary design, detailed design, plant commissioning, start-up, troubleshooting and operations support for both new and existing treatment plant facilities. You'll get to assist in the preparation of proposals, design calculations, process design drawings, cost estimates and reports.
In this role, you will be encouraged to take on new responsibilities, engage with clients, and bring forward new ideas for growing and improving the business. WSP E&I Canada provides opportunities for active engagement with management and leadership at all levels, as well as support programs for mentorship, leadership development, and mental health management.
- 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.
- 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.
A day in the life:
Typical project phases and tasks may entail the following:
- Field and laboratory work (sampling, bench and pilot-scale testing, site laboratory testing, operating plant and construction site visits).
- Design development of industrial and municipal water/wastewater treatment plants, including water/wastewater characterization, bench and pilot-scale treatability evaluations, design basis development, vendor equipment selection, preparation of material and energy balances, equipment lists, PFDs, P&IDs, plant layouts, detailed engineering drawings and specifications, cost estimates, construction inspections, and commissioning/startup.
- Economic and technical evaluation of treatment technologies including vendor and supplier discussions.
- Design, specification, and tendering of major process equipment purchases.
- Water and waste reduction audits that focus on source reduction and water recycling.
- Permitting and regulatory submittals.
- You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart;
What you'll bring to WSP ...
- Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from an accredited institution
- 3 - 7 years of engineering experience since graduation
- Be currently located in BC (or willing to relocate to BC).
- Be a team player.
- Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Possess a robust common-sense approach to problem solving.
- Be self-motivated, proactive and have a commitment to achieving results.
- Eligible for licensure with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (P. Eng.).
- Possess a valid drivers license and be willing to travel for projects.
Additional desirable qualifications include:
- Water/wastewater treatment process engineering experience in industrial and municipal sectors.
- Experience performing laboratory testing, bench testing and pilot testing on wastewater treatment processes.
- Experience with a range of wastewater treatment processes including biological, physical-chemical, membrane, solids-liquids separation, ion exchange.