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WSP Canada

Experienced Geoscientist

Whitby, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

Our team is growing, and as a result WSP's Earth & Environment group is currently seeking an Intermediate Environmental Consultant to join our Contaminated Lands team in Whitby, Ontario. Reporting to the Team Lead, Contaminated Lands - GTA-East, you will support our ambitious plans to enhance our service offering in the province through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff.

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.


What you can expect to do here:

You demonstrate a "Safety-First" focus and act as a positive role model to your colleagues when you:
  • Adhere to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, WSP's clients, employees, and the public;
  • Identify and report potential and existing site hazards, near loss incidents and loss incidents.
  • You'll be involved on projects primarily related to our Contaminated Lands services, including Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs and/or site remediation to support Risk Assessments and Record of Site Conditions (Ontario Regulation 153/04), as well as for general due diligence purposes.
  • With the recent implementation of Ontario Regulation 406/19 (On-Site and Excess Soil Management), your project work will also support our clients' management of excess soil from their construction projects. You will be expected to supervise and coach junior colleagues in their daily work, and engage independently with clients and contractors, with the support and direction of the Team Lead and other senior team members.
  • You will develop work programs, conceptual site models and prepare proposals. You will act as a point of contact for clients, with emphasis on building long-term relationships. You will manage projects from the proposal stage through to delivery and project close-out, including schedule and budget control, client communication and invoicing support.
  • You will also be responsible for preparation of project documentation (e.g., health and safety and other planning documentation) and coordination of subcontractors and equipment for field programs.
  • You will also carry out preliminary review of data interpretation and reporting deliverables (as prepared by more junior staff), you will carry out record reviews (historical data and regulatory information), assist with data tabulation and interpretation of laboratory reports, report preparation and other office assignments.
  • You will have an opportunity to participate with senior staff in client engagement, business development and long-term business strategies.
  • In the field, your work will include, but may not be limited to, supervision and training of more junior staff with their soil logging and sampling, surveying, groundwater and surface water sampling, stream flow measurements, soil vapour sampling and indoor air sampling. You may, on occasion, be called upon to carry out such field tasks on an as needed basis, however this is not anticipated to be your primary focus.
  • In keeping with our culture of technical excellence, we expect that you maintain excellent field notes, and that you perform, and record work tasks as requested efficiently and accurately while adhering to current industry standards and regulatory requirements. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are essential!

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Have a bachelor or post-graduate degree in environmental sciences or engineering ;
  • Are eligible to be registered as a "Qualified Person (QP)" with appropriate professional certification (P. Eng., P. Geo) (strong candidates who are not eligible may also be considered);
  • Have at least 5 to 7 years of relevant working experience in the field of environmental site assessment (Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, Record of Site Conditions), with strong knowledge of relevant regulations (O. Reg. 153/04, O. Reg. 406/19);
  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal, written), strong attention to detail and a passion for health and safety;
  • Are prepared to spend some time in the field as part of support the development of more junior staff;
  • Are willing to travel for work (short term work placements); and
  • Have a valid driver's license, and access to a vehicle for light duty projects within the area (reimbursable).