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WSP Canada

System Security Officer

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a System Safety Officer to add to our Rail and Transit team. You will work from a dedicated project site in Toronto.The System Security Officer is responsible for providing emergency and security expertise and assurance related to construction projects.

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:
  • Development of security programs and specifications for large scale, multi-department, matrix organizations involved in capital projects delivery.
  • Reviews Contractor's Project Security Plans, Safe Work Methods and inspecting construction sites.
  • Develops and conducts emergency and security protection training.
  • Conduct systematic reviews/inspections to assess security needs with an emphasis on loss prevention/control at construction sites.
  • Delivery of training presentations and seminars.
  • Guides security planning and design issues that ensure effective security measures and strategies are considered during the planning and design stages of facilities.
  • Determines specifications and makes recommendations on security technology and system security program improvement (e.g. CCTV, access control systems, lighting, fencing, barriers, gates, etc.);
  • Reviews document and drawings from a security perspective and ensure security risks are mitigated or properly controlled.
  • Prepares security survey reports for management, including security risks, deficiencies, considerations that need attention and documenting findings and recommending appropriate loss prevention/control initiatives and equipment.
  • Performs the role of security consultant/advisor for renovation, new construction projects and decommissioned properties.
  • Oversees the installation of security equipment at properties and office building.
  • Provides liaison with external agencies including police, fire, ambulance, and government.
  • Assists with the creation of risk assessments for Workplace Violence Investigations.
  • Ensures the system security is compliant with the latest legislated requirements, industry standards, and corporate requirements.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • 5+ years' experience in the security field, ideally in military police, police force or in large organization(s) with well-established security departments.
  • Certified Protection Professional Certification (CPPC) is Required
  • General knowledge of safety and Fire/Life Safety legislation and principles, techniques and measures is required.
  • Must be able to analyze and interpret conceptual and finished architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles.
  • Familiarity with ISO Security standards
  • Thorough understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Construction Regulations with emphasis on creating strong safety culture on-site and accident prevention techniques.
  • Familiarity with emergency planning and response.
  • Awareness of:
    • Methodologies associated with Threat, Risk & Vulnerability Assessments (TRVAs)
    • Visitor and contractor clearance requirements
    • Contract and site specific security plans
    • Site security inspections
    • Modern security systems
  • Capability to establish strong relationships with client group and offer practical solutions.
  • The following safety profession accreditations are an asset:
    • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
    • Physical Security Professional (PSP)
  • Knowledge of government legislation and industry standards, including CSA, ULC, Criminal Codes and the Trespass to Property Act (Ontario) or similar in other jurisdictions.
  • Experience with transit construction projects - (e.g. railway, subway, light rail, buses) is considered an asset.
  • Experience with transit agency (e.g. TTC, Metrolinx) is an asset.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.

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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