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WSP Canada

Senior Regulatory Specialist

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP currently has an opportunity for a Senior Environmental Regulatory Specialist to join our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment team. Working closely with the BC Environment team you will be responsible for managing environmental assessments for major projects across all resource sectors, leading and facilitating other natural resource related studies, providing leadership and oversight on environmental permitting, leading environmental management and monitoring programs during project implementation, and project management.

In this role, you'll be comfortable working with Canadian federal and provincial legislation, and local government bylaws and policies relating to aquatic, terrestrial, and socioeconomic environments, and to rely on your demonstrated experience navigating EIA requirements, permitting and authorizations processes relevant to resource development projects. Experience in the EIA process in BC is essential. You will blend office and field duties and will require some travel within BC and the Yukon for short duration trips and assignments, and to provide mentorship and training to junior/intermediate personnel.

A day in the life...
  • Planning, coordinating and executing mandates related to environmental impact studies, other forms of environmental assessments and environmental screenings, environmental permitting and authorizations;
  • Managing projects related to renewable energy, transportation, industrial development, infrastructure, mining and oil and gas sectors;
  • Evaluating Request for Proposals and prepare responses, develop work scopes, budgets and schedules, and providing project management;
  • Managing projects and our clients simultaneously while fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment;
  • Acting as a mentor for junior staff and collaborate regionally and nationally with other EIA practitioners;
  • Providing environmental and regulatory leadership and representing company projects to stakeholders including regulators, industry groups, environmental groups, landowners, First Nations, and the public;
  • Working with your colleagues to develop regional growth and financial strategies and maintain strong working relationships with key clients;
  • You will champion HS&E Commitment and underlying principles throughout the organization.
  • Preparing technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated documents;
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary environment, providing technical expertise to WSP groups on issues associated with ecological sciences.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...
  • A degree in Environmental Science, Biology or a related discipline along with at least eight (8) years of relevant experience conducting environmental impact assessments, and managing projects involving biological studies;
  • A thorough understanding of the EIA requirements in the British Columbia region and knowledge of provincial and federal regulatory requirements in project application and approvals;
  • Project management skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports;
  • Willingness to occasionally travel, including to remote locations and outside standard office hours;
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines.


Expected Salary (all locations): $84 200 - $143 100

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
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 2024-08-08

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