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WSP Canada

Senior Environmental and Approvals Consultant

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP's Mining Environmental Approvals Team has an opportunity for an Environmental Permitting and Approvals Consultant.

The successful candidate will be looking for a growth opportunity, within a strong consulting team that completes diverse and dynamic mining environmental approval projects focused on Ontario. This position offers the opportunity to work on challenging and meaningful projects while fostering professional development and career growth. Ideal candidates will have 8+ years of related experience in a consulting environment and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

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.

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What you can expect to do here:
  • Be part of the team that works with our clients to successfully complete the environmental approvals for many of the mines currently operating in Ontario;
  • Prepare and review permit / approval applications, technical reports and environmental management / monitoring plans related to water quality;
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of project plans to assess and document potential impacts on surface water quality, including to evaluate compliance with regulations and industry standards;
  • Provide technical and regulatory support to mining projects, working collaboratively with our in-house experts in hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, aquatic resources and engineering;
  • Prepare and/or contribute to high quality environmental documents that adhere to WSP's requirements for quality, as well as our client's budget and schedule expectations;
  • Effectively liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities to facilitate the approvals process;
  • Mentor less experienced professionals as required, encouraging growth and success within the team;
  • Stay abreast of emerging regulatory trends, guidelines and standards relevant to mining and water quality in Ontario.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related discipline from a recognized university (post graduate degree considered an asset) with progressive experience, including consulting to private sector clients;
  • Eight or more years' experience demonstrating a high degree of technical competence conducting water quality assessments, data analysis and interpretation, with particular emphasis on northern climates;
  • Experience with the Ontario and Federal regulatory regimes, and environmental approvals processes applicable to metal mining;
  • Strong communicator (both written and verbal) in English;
  • Experience with environmental monitoring programs, including design, implementation and reporting;
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, wastewater treatment systems and inorganic chemistry is an asset;
  • Self-starter who enjoys working in a team environment having an ability to multi-task and work with multidisciplinary project teams to execute projects collaboratively.

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 2024-07-10

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