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WSP Canada

Structural Engineering Internship Student - FALL 2024

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a dynamic and innovative Co-op student or structural internship to join our Structural Engineering Group, located in our Winnipeg office. This position will have the opportunity of working with a multi-disciplinary team to develop creative design solutions at various stages in a project,and thrive in a dynamic and proactive learning 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:

  • Perform Calculations and Assessments for various structures, under the supervision of a Senior Engineer
  • Perform such calculations using current design software and advanced finite element modelling underpinned by a sound understanding of basic principles
  • Be curious to explore and help advance the concepts of design automation
  • Respond to client requests as needed to help further their business
  • Write technical reports when required
  • Assist in coordination of project documentation under supervision of project manager
  • Contribute to the preparation of detail drawings, sections and standard details, and ensure quality adherence
  • Review contract documents, shop drawings and respond to contractor inquiries
  • Conduct field reviews and condition assessments
  • High focus on ability to develop creative solutions in complex environments in response to unexpected site and project challenges at short notice and in collaboration with the project team
  • Occasional travel for site assessments and site support

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Developing knowledge of the National Building Code, as well as other applicable codes and standards.
  • Strong load path understanding
  • Strength in any of the following software - ETABS, SAFE, SAP2000, RAM and/or Robot
  • Display a value-adding attitude through dynamic, unconventional and disruptive thinking within a solution driven environment.
  • Highly responsive, team minded, client centric and proactive
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to try, to fail, to learn, and to try again
  • Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and technical writing skills

  • Creative and innovative, and prepared to put out of the box ideas forward for scrutiny
  • Brave enough to fail
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Experience in design or construction will be considered an asset
  • Patient and respectful to listen, and hear the thoughts of others
  • Bold enough to speak their mind and voice opinions in a constructive manner
  • A proactive problem solver who takes initiative
  • Prepared to challenge the status quo and promote the unconventional. Design the Future.

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 2024-07-21

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