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WSP Canada

Senior Radiation Protection Technician

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently recruiting for Senior Radiation Protection Technicians with experience in the nuclear industry, to join the Construction & Remediation group located in Port Hope, ON.

Senior Radiation Protection Technicians are expected to actively support site activities by promptly responding to requests for RP services. Much of this work is expected to be outdoors. All of this work will be done in a team environment (other RP staff, site staff, other employees and other individuals who are on site). Sr. Radiation Protection (RP) technicians are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the site's radiation protection program.

This opportunity is to join the WSP team responsible for the execution and construction of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The PHAI represents the federal government's response to the community-requested solution for the cleanup and local, long-term, safe management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.

Please note we will consider candidates based in various locations throughout Canada, but this opportunity is based at the project site in Port Hope, Ontario

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:

Routine activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Measurement of gamma radiation fields.
  • Measurement of surface contamination using either radiation detectors or swipe sampling. - Collection of airborne monitor samples.
  • Management of personal dosimeters for the workforce.
  • Deployment of airborne radiological monitors.
  • Ensure control and calibration of all radiation detection equipment.
  • Delivery of training and coaching to site workers.
  • Providing RP coverage to nominally 1-10 site workers at any given time.
  • Summary and analysis of routine data for compilation into routine reports.
  • Ensuring compliance with site radiation safety procedures by workers and visitors.
  • Maintenance of RP facilities and equipment.
  • Support the RP management and site management teams.
  • Provides coaching, mentoring and guidance to other less experienced RP technicians, and supervises work.
  • Additional tasks, as necessary.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering, radiation science or health physics (or related field) preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience required.
  • Individuals with previous work experience as a Sr. RP technician will be considered.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of radiation safety principles consistent with their background and training.
  • Experience with a variety of survey instruments for the purposes of field measurements.
  • Ability to convert between different radiation units.
  • Ability to lead small teams to successfully complete a complex task.
  • Ability to sort, compile and summarize routine data using typical Microsoft Office products such as Excel.
  • Strong ability to clearly and concisely, communicate in English, both written and verbal.
  • They will be expected to walk outdoors (sometimes in rugged terrain) regularly while carrying instrumentation. They will be expected to work in and around water.
  • RP Technician may be required to use ladders.
  • Must be able to lift up to 5kgs on a frequent basis and 10kgs on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to stand for up to 3 hours at a time, and/or able to work with arms extended (in surveying equipment and trucks while holding survey/decon instrumentation) for up to 15-20 minutes at a time.
  • Must be able to work at heights and inside confined spaces.
  • Eligible for CNL Reliability Status clearance ( individual must have 3 full years of verifiable history in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand and/or Australia to be eligible )

** All Sr. RP technicians must be capable of wearing PPE, including respirators if required. Site-specific radiation protection PPE will be provided.

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 2024-07-15

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