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WSP Canada

Visual and Landuse Specialist Vancouver, BC 2022-02-08

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


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.'[

WSP is seeking an intermediate - senior Land Use Specialist to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting team on a full-time basis based in Vancouver or Victoria. Our team of social scientists and engagement specialists works in Canada and internationally on environmental and social impact assessments; policy and program development; social management planning, sustainability initiatives, engagement, social due diligence, and third-party monitoring.

Working as a member of Golder's broader Environmental Team, responsibilities include:

•Conducting land and marine use assessments and visual resource assessments, as part of environmental impact assessments for projects and developments in infrastructure, power and sustainable energy, mining, oil and gas.
•Secondary research and primary qualitative and quantitative data collection and fieldwork
•Data analysis and reporting
•Interacting with clients and regulators
•Engaging with Indigenous groups, stakeholders and the public
•Developing land and marine use, and visual management planning for projects to meet regulatory and corporate requirements and best practice
•Providing support for other Golder services including socio-economic impact assessments and social management plan development
•Assisting with marketing Golder's land use and visual resources assessment services under the direction of senior staff
•Contributing to the business and technical mission of a multi-disciplinary team environment within the environmental assessment and related technical discipline groups
•Providing technical direction and mentoring to junior staff
•Proposal preparation
•Technical presentations and publications


The ideal candidate will possess the following education and experience:

•A graduate degree in natural resource management, planning, GIS, geography or other relevant degrees with 5 years or more of relevant professional technical experience
•Experience working on multi-disciplinary projects and teams, and environmental impact assessments
•Experience in visual inventory, 3D landscape modelling and visualization, and graphic simulation applications
•Strong field survey skills and experience, including design and implementation of field programs and logistics, equipment usage, and health and safety protocols
•Demonstrated project management experience
•Experience working with Indigenous groups
•Understanding of federal and provincial/territorial environmental assessment legislation and regulations
•Experience in proposal writing
•Available for business travel and extended working hours as may be required
•Excellent work ethic with strong organization and time management skills
•Strong team player - ability to work with all levels of an organization
•Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

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