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WSP Canada

Experienced Risk Assessor / Environmental Scientist

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

VANCOUVER - (Flexible on locations across British Columbia)

The Opportunity:

You will be part of the risk assessment team which is part of the dynamic multi-disciplinary Environmental Management team in BC and Yukon, that supports our diverse clients with their investigation, remediation and risk assessment needs. You will be joining one of the largest risk assessment and toxicologist teams in the BC and Yukon region. Our team has over 20 staff that practice in a range of areas including, but not limited to: human and ecological risk assessment, environmental impact assessments, aquatic effects assessments, specialty toxicology service and environmental monitoring. You will have opportunities to provide input on a wide range of projects that would benefit from your risk assessment and toxicology or related expertise. [SG2]

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 Golder 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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Support or lead projects related to Contaminated Site Assessments & Remediation following BC/Yukon and federal regulatory frameworks
  • Supported and mentored by senior staff to develop technically and professionally
  • Conducting literature reviews on toxicology, environmental chemistry, public health and related topics;
  • Deliver on overall management of tasks including planning, scheduling, resourcing, reporting and cost/scope tracking to ensure deliverables are provided on time and within budgets;
  • Performing detailed human health and/or ecological risk assessments related to exposure to soil, surface water, groundwater and air for a range of chemicals;
  • Preparing report summaries and/or critical analysis by applying a wide range of scientific disciplines to human health and ecological risk assessments, environmental impact assessments, and aquatic effects monitoring projects;
  • Conducting other environmental assessments and planning including baseline environmental investigations, preliminary site investigations, detailed site investigations as necessary;
  • Assisting with the development of field programs for the collection of samples for chemical analysis;
  • Provide technical development, training, and support to junior staff
  • Develop internal/external client relationships.
  • Summarizing and interpreting field, laboratory and toxicological datasets, statistical analyses, and preparing written and graphical material for incorporating into reports and presentations.
  • Implementation of quality assurance/quality control measures applicable to the task;
  • Preparation of deliverables including proposals and reports.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental, toxicology, or biological sciences, or related field
  • Registered Professional Biologist (College of Applied Biology of British Columbia) or eligible for professional registration
  • 4 to 6 years of relevant experience
  • A passion for working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment, with strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments, including human health and ecological food chain modelling.
  • Field experience advantageous.
  • Experience in the application of the BC CSR standards and federal CCME guidelines, and their derivation, with the ability to apply that knowledge to risk assessment
  • Great data evaluation skills, including statistical techniques, and a keen understanding of data quality requirements for large datasets.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to integrate multi-disciplinary information to support project objectives
  • Good communicator who enjoys working on project teams and collaborating with teams from other disciplines
  • A good understanding of the provincial and federal contaminated sites regimes and the preparation of regulatory submissions
  • A valid drivers license; and
  • A proven commitment to health and safety

#WSPEMBC #58453


Expected Salary (all locations): $72,600 to $123,400

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
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 2024-09-10

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