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WSP Canada

Indigenous Engagement and Regulatory Specialist Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•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


We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

At WSP Golder, we're continuing to grow and develop our expertise in Earth and Environment, operating as a trusted advisor and technical expert on engineering design challenges for our clients across multiple industries. Our team is growing, and as a result we're adding an Indigeous Engagement and Regulatory Specialist to our group. As part of the Environmental Management and Planning team in British Columbia, you'll be responsible for driving forward our ambitious plans to enhance our Environmental service offering in the province through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff. This position is accountable for planning and carrying out Indigenous engagement, working collaboratively with Indigenous groups and communities on studies as part of environmental assessment (EA) and permitting processes, and contributing to the development of our Indigenous engagement practice.

Why WSP Golder?

•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 Golder 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

A day in the life:

As part of the Earth & Environment team, your primary focus will be on the engagement of Indigenous communities to support environmental assessment (EA) and permitting of our clients' projects. The work will include preparing engagement plans, carrying out engagement activities on behalf of our clients, tracking and reporting on the results of consultation and engagement and, in collaboration with Indigenous groups and communities, supporting the completion of Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Land Use studies, assessment of the impacts of projects on Indigenous rights and interests, and developing mitigation and monitoring programs. You will also collaborate with other WSP Golder staff as part of EA and permitting, supporting the integration of Indigenous Knowledge, issues, interests and input across disciplines.

While your work will be focused on the delivery of engagement for EA and permitting of projects, you will support the work of our corporate Indigenous Relations team. You will build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities, groups, businesses and individuals, while adhering to WSP Golder's Indigenous Relations Policy and direction from the national Indigenous Relations lead. Your work will be highly collaborative, supporting the participation of Indigenous groups in EA and permitting processes.
Field work and travel are essential components of the work, and you might be working in communities in various parts of British Columbia. There will also be opportunities to work across Canada depending on project need. You will act as a subject matter expert and provide strategic advice to all business lines within British Columbia and collaborate with others nationally.

We'd love to hear from you if you have ...

•A minimum of 5 years working in a similar role in the private sector;
•An in-depth knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and governance;
•An in-depth knowledge of the Canadian regulatory and policy context, including leading practice in Indigenous engagement and participation;
•Practical experience working with Indigenous leadership and communities in British Columbia;
•Great communication skills, both oral and written. Knowledge of an Indigenous language would be an asset. Knowledge of both English and French would be an asset;
•A valid driver license and access to transportation;
•A degree or professional designation is preferred (such as social sciences), although proven practical experience is essential.


Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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 .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Intermediate (6 - 10 years)

Victoria (Uptown Boulevard), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/