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WSP Canada

Senior Regulatory Specialist / Project Manager 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:

WSP Golder currently has an opportunity for a Senior level Environmental Regulatory Specialist / Project Manager 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.

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 Golderis 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:

•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 Golder 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.


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

Senior (> 10 years)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/
Management and Executive