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WSP Canada

Intermediate Environmental Scientist or Environmental Planner Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
2 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

VANCOUVER

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions Canada Limited, soon to be renamed WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc. We have over 63,000 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. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Intermediate Environmental Scientist or Environmental Planner to join our Environmental team located in Vancouver, BC.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, comprehensive benefits including a wellness platform as well as great savings programs and six employee networks where we create communities and build inclusive working environments. There are numerous opportunities for continuing education with WSP E&I Canada through our Global Technical Expert Networks and through our externally accredited Project Management Academy.

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.

• Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.

• 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

The Opportunity

The successful specialist will provide a critical function of coordinating the interaction between our Environmental Science group and Engineering Teams supporting our diverse clients with their permitting and project assessment needs. They will coordinate natural science investigations; support and inform the planning and design process and prepare and secure required environmental permits. This role will focus on projects for the following sectors: mining, transportation, municipal infrastructure, conventional energy and renewables.

We believe that the key to protecting the environment begins with understanding it. A strong understanding of natural sciences including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, appropriate study methodologies and survey protocols is a core strength for the role. The successful candidate will have the ability to incorporate environmental information into effective planning, design and permitting process for development projects.

This position can be based out of our Vancouver office with the flexibility to work remotely with balance of office needs.

A day in the life:

• Collaboratively coordinate with internal technical discipline leads, technical support staff and sub-consultants for the timely execution of technical studies and preparation of natural sciences documentation required to support planning, design and permitting process

• Support the natural sciences component of Environmental Assessments

• Obtain environmental permits, authorizations and clearances associated with federal and provincial environmental legislation and policies

• Participate in government agency consultation meetings and public information sessions to establish sound working relationships with diverse stakeholder groups

• Provide project and task management to maintain effective budget tracking and control, deliverable accountability, and client relationship/satisfaction

• Proposal management, writing, and cost estimating

• Experience with some or all of the following:

• Familiarity with the BC and federal legislation and regulations such as Water Sustainability Act, Environmental Management Act, and Wildlife Act, Fisheries Act, Species at Risk Act, and Migratory Birds Convention Act

• Familiarity with the BCEAO environmental assessment process and application preparation

• Familiarity with the federal Impact Assessment Act process and application preparation

• Familiarity with Joint Applications under the Mines Act and Environmental Management Act

• Experience with permitting coordination and compliance tracking during project construction

• Experience with environmental monitoring and environmental compliance inspections on construction projects

What you'll bring to WSP ...

• Post-secondary education in Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Environmental Policy, or a related science/engineering discipline

• 2-5 years direct sector experience with focus in environmental support and permitting capability in linear infrastructure, mining, conventional or renewable energy projects.

• Professional designation (R.P.Bio., R.B.Tech.) is an asset

• Broad knowledge of biology disciplines (aquatics, vegetation, wetlands, wildlife) is an asset

• The ability to work in multidisciplinary planning and design team environment, effectively communicate environmental constraints and opportunities, and work collaboratively with clients and designers to achieve innovative and compliant environmental mitigation measures

• Proven technical writing skills with the ability to prepare reports and correspondence

• High caliber interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

• Sound understanding of design and construction phases as they pertain to planning and permitting

• Sound time management, coordination and organizational skills and ability to work independently

• Unrestricted Class 5 driver's license valid in BC and access to a vehicle

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).

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/
Category
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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 strate...

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