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WSP Canada

Hazardous Materials & Occupational Hygiene Field Consultant

London, ON
Full Time
7 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

The Opportunity:

WSP has an opportunity for a Hazardous Materials & Occupational Hygiene Consultant on a full-time basis based in Sarnia or London, with a flexible hybrid work environment. Our team is growing, and as a result, we are looking for you to join our multi-disciplinary team of industrial hygienists, EHS compliance auditing professionals, environmental assessment and management professionals, and hazardous materials managers in across Ontario. As a Hazardous Materials & Occupational Hygiene Technician at WSP, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of large, exciting, and challenging EHS and multi-disciplinary projects.

We look forward to welcoming you to the WSP team - where your education in occupational hygiene, environmental science, or architectural and building technology (or a diploma in a related field, and/or a related university science or engineering degree) will be heavily utilized. The candidate will be involved in a broad range of responsibilities including:
  • Assisting clients in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Conducting technical fieldwork, diligent notetaking, and report preparation.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Frequently travelling to sites across southwestern Ontario and other areas of the province, as needed.

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.


A day in the life:

  • Conducting building assessments for hazardous materials / designated substances, including asbestos, lead, and mould. This includes using hand tools and equipment such as ladders to collect samples from building materials.
  • Providing on-site inspection services for hazardous materials remediation projects, including contractor oversight, air sampling, and reporting to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and industry standards.
  • Analyzing airborne fibre samples.
  • Conducting occupational exposure assessments for chemical, biological and physical hazards in a variety of workplace settings.
  • Conducting indoor air quality and potable / drinking water quality assessments.
  • Technical report writing based on comprehensive field notes collected on site.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relations with existing and prospective clients.
  • From time to time, due to project needs, you may be required to work away from home, overnight, and on certain weekends - all project related travel will be covered by the company.
  • We will entrust you to carry out assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Participating in and encouraging adherence to our Health and Safety policies and programs at all times.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • You have completed a college diploma or university degree in occupational hygiene, environmental science, engineering, or architectural and building technology. Demonstrated consulting experience or equivalent knowledge or education will also be considered.
  • Understanding of occupational health and safety, construction, and environmental legislation in Ontario.
  • Previous working knowledge with hazardous materials and designated substances, completing building surveys or monitoring asbestos abatement projects is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience or knowledge with analyzing airborne fibre samples, IRRST certification or eligibility is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills for data management and manipulation including strong familiarity with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.
  • Initiative to apply knowledge and suggest practical solutions to field challenges.
  • Outstanding communication skills and willingness to continuously learn new skills.
  • Enthusiasm, inventiveness, and a detail oriented nature. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively, and you respond to time-sensitive issues.
  • A self-motivated individual who is able to work independently and also enjoys working in a team environment.
  • Comfortable working with hand tools and lifting equipment of up to 50 pounds.
  • Willingness to travel or work away from home, overnight, and on certain weekends as project needs arise.
  • Access to a personal vehicle, a clean Driver's Abstract, eligibility for Federal Reliability and/or Secret Clearance Status.
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