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WSP Canada

Principal Risk Assessor (CSAP)

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We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. 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 colleagues, including toxicologists, biologists, risk assessment specialists, environmental assessment and monitoring specialists, and environmental engineers.

The Opportunity:

You will be a senior leader in the risk assessment team that works to prepare complex human health and ecological risk assessments for our clients in various sectors, primarily in BC and Yukon, but throughout Canada as well. The position is within the Environmental Management team in BC and Yukon, which has more than 20 staff working in toxicology, risk assessment, and environmental monitoring and assessment. As a Principal Risk Assessor, you would have opportunities to connect with other teams outside of Environmental Management including environmental assessment, permitting, water quality, and mining groups on projects for clients in multiple sectors. Opportunities would be expected to include, but not limited to, human and ecological (terrestrial wildlife and aquatic) risk assessment, weight of evidence assessment, risk management and closure planning, and specialty toxicology services. In addition, there will be opportunities to support water quality monitoring and permit applications, environmental impact assessments, and aquatic effects assessment and monitoring programs. The risk assessment team within Environmental Management is one of the largest risk assessment and toxicology teams in the BC and Yukon region.

A day in the life:

The successful candidate will primarily support the completion of human health and ecological risk assessments. These are some of the key technical responsibilities for this position:
  • Design and implementation of human and ecological risk assessments for multiple sectors, primarily in BC and Yukon.
  • Provide technical leadership in human health and ecological risk assessments, and risk management plan development;
  • Act as a mentor/coach for team members to help with career development
  • Participate in client meetings to provide strategic advice related to risk-based approaches in support of redevelopment, remediation and/or risk management;
  • Oversee staff in data management, contaminant fate & transport modelling, exposure modelling and quantitative risk calculations;
  • Lead multi-disciplinary internal project teams for multi-media risk assessment of complex sites;
  • Guide and review technical reports for submission to provincial and federal regulatory authorities;
  • Collaborate with other disciplines, as necessary, to complete deliverables;
  • Oversee the project management, coordination and planning of projects to make sure projects meet client timelines and budget;
  • Support the growth of the risk assessment practice in BC and Yukon.
  • Bring solution-oriented and innovative perspective to projects, to help solve our clients problems
  • Conduct literature reviews on toxicology, environmental chemistry, public health and related topics; preparing report summaries and/or critical analysis
  • Summarize and interpret datasets, statistical analysis, and prepare written and graphical material for incorporation into reports and presentations
  • Implement quality assurance/quality control measures applicable to the task
  • Assist with other types of deliverables including, but not limited to, environmental impact assessments, environmental effects monitoring programs, aquatic effects monitoring programs, mine closure risk assessment and toxicological studies to support development of site-specific objectives.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • University degree (minimum of Masters degree) in one or more of the following: environmental science, toxicology, or chemical engineering
  • Registered as a BC Contaminated Sites Approved Professional in Risk Assessment [required]
  • Professional registration as a Registered Professional Biologist or other applicable professional regulatory body [required]
  • A minimum of 15 years of environmental consulting experience in the Canadian marketplace, of which a component is in British Columbia. [required]
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation. [required]
  • Experience working or volunteering with professional regulatory bodies or associations
  • Detailed understanding of federal regulations and guidance documents related to Site characterization and risk assessment. [preferred]
  • Possess strong client development skills and have proven client management and regulatory negotiation experience. [required]
  • Possess strong project management, coordination and planning skills to meet client timelines and budget;
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. [required]
  • Excellent technical writing skills. [required]
  • Experience in research methods/techniques to gather information, assess and resolve issues, assess validity and applicability of scientific studies;
  • Experience in mining and mine closures risk assessments . [preferred]
  • Experience in completion of health impact assessments and/or environmental impact assessments in support of EIAs;
  • Valid Canadian Driver's License and satisfactory driving record for business travel. [required]
  • Detail oriented and have a strong focus on quality assurance/quality control and can effectively oversee teams during data collection and reporting
  • Passion for working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment located locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and innovative thinking skills are essential
  • A positive demeanor towards carrying out your work safely and supporting the safe work of those you work with


Expected Salary (all locations): $119,200 - $202,700

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.

#59006 #WSPEMBC
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 2024-09-16

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