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WSP Canada

Intermediate / Senior Water Quality Scientist Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 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, VICTORIA - (Flexible on locations across British Columbia)

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:

You will be part of the dynamic multi-disciplinary Environmental Management team in BC and Yukon, bringing your talent and expertise to support our diverse clients with their permitting and monitoring needs. These relate to projects that involve effluent discharges to the aquatic environment, water and sediment quality assessment, environmental effects monitoring, and baseline data collection. You will also have opportunities to provide input on a wide range of projects that would benefit from your risk assessment, toxicology, biology, or related expertise.

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:

•You will be responsible for the design and implementation of water quality, sediment quality, and aquatic monitoring programs.
•You are analytical and skilled at managing large datasets, as you will be supporting clients and project teams with data analysis and interpretation for environmental monitoring and impact assessments.
•You have a strong focus on quality assurance/quality control and can effectively oversee teams during data collection and reporting
•You are a critical thinker and are solution-orientated
•You have strong writing skills and are experienced in report preparation
•Because of your experience, you will be relied upon to provide technical review of our deliverables.
•You will be responsible for preparing proposals, as well as managing and controlling projects.
•You will provide technical support to clients for regulatory liaison and engagement with Indigenous Groups, stakeholders, and the public
•You are a good communicator who enjoys developing project teams and collaborating with teams from other disciplines

What you'll bring to WSP Golder ...

•University or equivalent education in environmental, toxicology, or biological sciences, or related field
•Professional Registration as a Registered Professional Biologist (College of Applied Biology of British Columbia) or eligible for professional registration
•6-9 years of relevant experience
•A passion for working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment, with strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities
•Experience in designing and leading water quality, sediment quality, and aquatic field programs.
•An in-depth knowledge of the BC and CCME water quality guidelines, and their derivation, with the ability to apply that knowledge to water quality and sediment assessments
•Great data evaluation skills, including statistical techniques, and a keen understanding of data quality requirements for large datasets.
•Excellent report writing skills with the ability to integrate multi-disciplinary information to support permitting objectives
•A good understanding of the Environmental Assessment process in BC and experience in preparing regulatory submissions and presenting stakeholder information in open forums
•A valid drivers licence; and
•A proven commitment to health and safety

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

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