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WSP Canada

Project Manager - Environmental Impact Assessment and Permitting

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

As an Environmental Planning Project Manager, you'll have an opportunity to manage exciting environmental impact assessment and permitting projects in various sectors, such as nuclear, renewable energy, transmission, transportation, infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas, in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. This role will work closely with technical teams to deliver environmental consulting services for environmental planning and permitting scopes, and may also involve construction and post-construction environmental monitoring. The role will be focused on managing scopes relating to environmental and socio-economic impact assessment, environmental permitting, field investigations, desktop analyses, environmental protection planning, research and many more. This role will work closely with technical managers and ensure the correct delivery of projects within budget and schedule.

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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • You will manage environmental impact assessment and permitting projects for all stages, from Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Control, and Closure
  • You will control and monitor the progress of projects with respect to scope, schedule, budget, quality, etc. and implement change as appropriate;
  • You will work hand in hand with Environmental Planners, Project Coordinators, and Senior Project Directors to lead multi-disciplinary teams of environmental professionals, such as internal specialists, specialty consultants and subcontractors, to achieve project objectives.
  • You will oversee all aspects of project execution, monitoring quality and compliance with project delivery standards and client requirements, including SharePoint and file/documentation control.
  • You will effectively manage project controls and regularly report on project status, including budgeting, scheduling, and resource needs.
  • You will identify and manage project risks, ensuring potential impacts are considered and mitigated.
  • You will utilize experience with environmental planning to develop strategies to support the delivery of small- and large-scale projects.
  • You will generate and analyze reports to assess project performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • You will ensure accurate and timely invoicing and reporting to internal and external stakeholders regarding Project financials.
  • You will be accountable for health and safety (H&S) procedures for your projects and in the workplace, which includes working to meet the client's H&S requirements, review of H&S documentation, attendance at pre- and post-field meetings, participating in site visits, reporting and incident investigations.
  • You will evaluate Request for Proposals and prepare responses, develop work scopes, budgets and schedules.
  • You will review various deliverables completed by the coordinators or technical teams prior to client submission.
  • You will manage relationships with internal and external clients and understanding their needs and monitoring that they are met, providing your guidance and expertise;
  • You will provide feedback to team members and contribute to their performance assessments
  • You will communicate effectively and foster a collaborative and inclusive environment with technical teams, management, regulators and clients.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • A bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, or a related field. A master's degree would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience coordinating or managing environmental impact assessment and permitting projects.
  • Experience using project management tools and software for managing project controls (e.g., Oracle software, MS Project, Prima Vera).
  • Valid PMI certification and/or equivalent project management experience.
  • Knowledge of Ontario's environmental regulations and permitting processes (e.g., local, provincial, and federal environmental regulatory requirement such as the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, federal Impact Assessment Act, and various permit application requirements.
  • Possession of a safety conscious attitude
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • You want to experience what it's like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!

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 2024-09-14

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