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WSP Canada

Environmental Assessment and Permitting Specialist

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
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WSP currently has an opportunity for a Junior-level Environmental Assessment and Permitting Specialist to join our BC Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment team. Working closely with our diverse team of environmental professionals, you will be responsible for coordinating and preparing environmental assessments for major projects, coordinating Indigenous and stakeholder engagement activities, and environmental permits. Our projects are across all resource sectors including the ports and marine, transportation, oil and gas, mining, and power sectors.

In this role, you'll rely on your strong understanding of natural sciences including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and your knowledge of environmental assessment and permitting requirements, in order to incorporate environmental information into effective planning, design, assessment and permitting of development projects.

Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be critical as you interact across a broad range of multidisciplinary audiences/ technical backgrounds including internal and external clients, Indigenous representatives and regulatory agencies.

This position can be based out of our Vancouver office with the flexibility to work remotely while balancing office needs.

While working alongside WSP experts in your field, we will support your career goals by providing great opportunities for growth and advancement through mentorship, training, and other professional development opportunities.

A day in the life...
  • Planning, coordinating and executing requirements related to environmental impact studies, other forms of environmental assessments and environmental screenings, environmental permitting and authorizations;
  • Preparing technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated documents;
  • Participating in government agency consultation meetings and public information sessions to establish sound working relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Fulfilling task management duties including effective budget tracking and control, deliverable accountability, and schedule management;
  • Contributing to proposal management, writing, and cost estimating;
  • Providing environmental and regulatory leadership and representing company projects to stakeholders including regulators, industry groups, environmental groups, landowners, First Nations, and the public;
  • You will champion HS&E Commitment and underlying principles throughout the organization.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary environment, providing technical expertise to WSP groups on issues associated with environmental permitting and environmental management.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A degree in Environmental Science, Biology or a related discipline along with at least two (2) years of relevant experience;
  • A thorough understanding of federal and BC environmental assessment requirements;
  • Knowledge of provincial, territorial, and federal environmental legislation, such as the Fisheries Act, Canadian Navigable Waters Act, BC Environmental Management Act, BC Mines Act, BC Forest Act, BC Water Sustainability Act;
  • Broad knowledge of a range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, surface and groundwater quality, vegetation, wildlife, fish and fish habitat) and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • A professional designation such as, R.P.Bio. P.Ag. RPP, EP, or are eligible to receive a similar designation;
  • Project management skills and strong organizations skills;
  • A demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports;
  • Willingness to occasionally travel, including to remote locations and outside standard office hours;
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines.