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WSP Canada

Hazardous Materials & Occupational Hygiene Technican

Whitby, ON
Full Time
5 days ago
WSP has a new opportunity for a Hazardous Materials & Occupational Hygiene Technician on a full-time basis based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with flexibility to report to a number of office locations across the GTA, and 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 occupational/industrial hygienists, EHS compliance auditing professionals, environmental assessment and management professionals, and hazardous materials managers in the GTA and 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 Environmental Engineering (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 the GTA and throughout Ontario, 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 or engineering. 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.

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.

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