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WSP Canada

Environmental Scientist Vancouver, BC 2022-05-30

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•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


We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.
The Opportunity:

At WSP, has a new opportunity for an Environmental Specialist (Permitting) to join our Mine Water & Environment team on a full-time basis based in the Vancouver office.
Why 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 #GlobalMining
A day in the life:

•Develop strategies and workplans for joint and individual permitting processes, especially for our mining clients.

•Anticipate and position for change in the regulatory landscape as part of a future-ready global organization.
•Lead or support the preparation of regulatory approval applications, including environmental assessments and permitting applications.
•Prepare environmental management and mitigation plans with the support of technical specialists.
•Review site operations in terms of environmental compliance, identify opportunities for improvement, and manage or implement follow-up actions.
•Coordinate information and project communications across Golder, client, regulator, Indigenous groups, and stakeholders.
•Prepare responses to information requests, with support and review provided by technical leads and senior project leadership.
•Coordinate Golder and client activities related to studies, programs, and engagement related to permitting strategies or conditions
•You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart;
We'd love to hear from you if you have ...

•A university degree in science or engineering, with eligibility for professional registration in British Columbia. A graduate degree is preferred.

•5 to 7 years of relevant work experience (mid-career).
•Excellent writing, organizational, and management skills.
•Excellent communication skills.
•A commitment to and passion for multidisciplinary teamwork, accepting responsibility, and supporting your team by delivering on your commitments to them.
•Ability to travel, including to remote field sites, communities, and industrial facilities (estimated 10% of time).
•Experience/familiarity with consultation and engagement support. Experience with engagement tracking software would be an asset but not a requirement.
•Experience/familiarity with the life cycle and permitting needs of a mine, environmental planning, and environmental compliance of mining projects would be an asset.
•Familiarity with the following legislation would be considered an asset:
•Environmental Management Act
•Metal and Diamond Mining Regulations
•Fisheries Act
•Mines Act and Health, Safety and Reclamation Code
•Environmental Assessment Legislation (federal and provincial)
•Other provincial legislation (e.g., Water Sustainability Act, Land Act)

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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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