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canada Junior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Dartmouth
  • Job Reference
    17313
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Health and Life Sciences / Fresh Graduate

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.

The Opportunity:

WSP has a new opportunity for a Junior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Consultant on a full-time basis based in Dartmouth, Fredericton or Moncton. Our team is growing, and as a result, we are looking for you to join our multi-disciplinary team of occupational/industrial hygienists, EHS compliance professionals, environmental professionals, and hazardous materials managers in Nova Scotia and the Atlantic region. As a Junior EHS Consultant, you will work on projects involving hazardous material management/remediation and other EHS-related projects.

We look forward to welcoming you to the WSP team!

The Junior EHS Consultant will be involved in a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Assisting clients in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Fieldwork and report preparation.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with clients.
  • Frequent travel to sites

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.

#WeAreWSP

A day in the life:

  • Conducting indoor air quality and potable water assessments.
  • Conducting building assessments for hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead, and mould.
  • Conducting occupational exposure assessments in a variety of workplace settings.
  • Providing on-site inspection services for hazardous materials abatement and environmental remediation projects, including contractor oversight, air sampling, and reporting.
  • Analyzing airborne fibre samples.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relations with existing and prospective clients.
  • From time to time, due to the nature of work, you may be required to work away from home, overnight as well as on certain weekends – any travel will be covered by the company.
  • You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving Rules to heart.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Enrolled in a technical or degree program related to EHS, occupational health, environmental science or a related discipline.
  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene practices and indoor air quality assessments including maintenance and calibration of field equipment.
  • Experience in providing services and/or training in hazardous materials management considered as asset.
  • Availability and willingness to travel periodically within Canada and beyond as required, occasionally for extended periods of time. Frequency and duration of travel and site work will depend on business and client needs.
  • The ability to work weekends and evenings as required to meet project commitments.
  • You enjoy fieldwork and like to work autonomously – think the opposite of your standard 9-5 desk job!
  • You’ve got access to a vehicle and a clean Driver’s Abstract, and you know your way around AutoCAD and the MS Office suite of products.
  • You want to experience what it’s like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!

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

  • Possess excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to execute and deliver the highest quality service.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety legislation.

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