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canada Junior Engineer-in-Training (EIT) - Waste Management Team

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Ottawa
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / 1 Year

Job Description & Qualifications

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.

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. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond.  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.

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.


A day in the life:

  • Working on monitoring and construction inspection projects at landfills and other waste management facilities and involvement in waste planning projects; 
  • Assisting with the assessment, approval, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and design of landfills, waste processing and transfer facilities;
  • Participating in groundwater, soil gas, surface water and soil sampling and testing at environmental projects including landfills and contaminated sites;
  • Participating in construction projects including, but not limited to, contract administration and construction quality assurance, associated permitting work and tendering;
  • Overseeing contractors constructing landfills and associated civil infrastructure to confirm the work is being completed in accordance with the contract specifications;
  • Assisting engineers and contract administrators with review of contractor bids for construction and waste management contracts;
  • Participating in office tasks including but not limited to data management, analysis and interpretation of waste data, chemical, hydrogeological and geotechnical data, report preparation and other general office duties;
  • Helping to prepare proposals to win additional work with our clients;
  • Participating in waste program planning and implementation including preparation of integrated waste management plans, recycling plans and waste diversion plans; and
  • Following safe work practices in accordance with our Company-wide policies and procedures in addition to site specific Health & Safety plans.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental Engineering or Geoscience/Geological Engineering;
  • Courses in environmental engineering and/or geochemistry (preferably aqueous) relating to groundwater and soils;
  • Courses in solid waste related geotechnical or environmental engineering areas including geosynthetics, planning, management, landfill gas, etc.;
  • One or more years of experience and in the waste management industry;
  • Eligible and working toward registration as a Professional Engineer of Ontario (registered P.Eng.);
  • Experience writing technical reports; understanding engineering specifications, operation and maintenance manuals and reports; experience with landfills and waste management facilities an asset;
  • Civil / geotechnical / geo-environmental engineering field experience focusing on environmental, waste or civil projects; construction quality assurance field experience will be an asset;
  • Active participation in waste management and diversion industry organizations in Ontario is an asset. 

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. 

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Successful participation in projects with minimal supervision, demonstrated self-motivation;
  • Willing and interested in outdoor work early in your career, travel to project sites using own vehicle;
  • Knowledge of the Ontario regulations and guidelines on waste and waste management facilities is an asset;
  • An interest in business development and in establishing and maintaining good client relationships;
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings, quantity take-offs, technical specifications, construction contracts, and regulations; 

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