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WSP Canada

Environmental Assessment Specialist - Waste Management

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The Opportunity:

As an Environmental Planner specializing in waste management in Ontario, your role would involve developing short- and long-term plans for land use in both urban and rural areas. You'll need to balance various considerations, including social, economic, and environmental factors. Here are some key responsibilities associated with this role:

You will be an integral part of our Ontario Team, responsible for managing and coordinating Individual Environmental Assessments for the continued use or expansion of existing landfill sites and the development of new waste management facilities. This role is crucial in supporting both public and private sector proponents to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and sustainable waste management practices.

Remember that your work will contribute to creating sustainable and resilient communities while minimizing the impact of waste on the environment. If you have a passion for environmental stewardship and enjoy working at the intersection of policy, planning, and sustainability, this role could be a rewarding one!

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.

# WeAreWSP

A day in the life:
  • You will review development applications and provide professional recommendations to our clients regarding environmental and climate change-related legislation.
  • You will support the development and implementation of various corporate and community-wide strategies and plans related to:
    • Climate change
    • Environmentally sustainable practices
    • Water management
    • Socioeconomics
    • Air and water quality
    • Waste management
  • You will find a balance between different factors, ensuring that land use plans align with environmental protection, community needs, and economic viability.
  • You will play a lead role in environmental impact assessments, evaluating the potential effects of proposed waste management projects on the environment.
  • You will keep up to date with relevant legislation, policies, and best practices in waste management and environmental planning is crucial.
  • Consultation
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure the timely and successful completion of assessments.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of waste approval requirements and the Environmental Assessment Act.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines.
  • Utilize expertise to complete Terms of Reference for waste management projects, providing a foundation for robust Environmental Assessments.
  • Provide clients with value-added considerations during the Environmental Assessment process.
  • Identify opportunities for enhancing project outcomes and sustainability.

What you'll bring to WSP :
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in environmental planning, with a focus on approvals for landfill sites and waste management facilities.
  • Strong understanding of waste approval requirements in Ontario, including under the Environmental Assessment Act and the Waste Management Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 101/07).
  • Awareness of design implications and knowledge of subsequent approval processes is highly desirable.
  • Completion of waste Environmental Assessments and/or participation in the process is considered a strong asset.

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 2024-07-20

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