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canada Industrial / Occupational Hygienist - Hazardous Materials (Junior to Intermediate)

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Vancouver
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Construction/property / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

The Opportunity:

WSP currently has an opportunity available for a junior to intermediate level Industrial / Occupational Hygienist in Vancouver to provide industrial hygiene and hazardous materials assessment and abatement / remediation services to our clients.

The successful candidate will be an industrial / occupational hygienist with hazardous materials experience, or be a safety professional with hygiene and hazardous materials experience. 

If you are interested in a career in occupational health and safety, and in particular, have a strong interest in risk assessments and hazardous materials, like field work and travel, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this opportunity is for you.

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…

  • Reporting to the BC Occupational Hygiene and Safety Group Manager, your responsibilities will include but won’t necessarily be limited to:
  • Conducting occupational hygiene risk assessments and exposure assessments for biological, chemical and physical hazards in various sectors including but not limited to energy, manufacturing, commercial, and government.
  • Reviewing and/or preparing industrial hygiene related programs (e.g. respiratory protection) and exposure control plans and procedures for clients.
  • Conducting management level, as well as pre-renovation / demolition, hazardous materials surveys for various hazards such as asbestos, metals, PCBs, PAHs, dioxins and furans, PFAS, ozone-depleting substances and suspect microbial growth and preparing reports.
  • Developing hazardous materials management plans, safe work procedures, remediation / abatement specifications, abatement cost estimates, and exposure control plans.
  • Conducting hazardous materials condition assessments.
  • Conducting hazardous material abatement/remediation inspections and air monitoring and preparing daily reports / project completion reports.
  • Conducting assessments for IAQ and confined spaces and preparing reports, risk assessments and procedures.
  • Preparing and delivering industrial hygiene, safety and/or hazardous materials training courses
  • Write proposals and reports for clients

This position requires local and regional travel and occasional out-of-town assignments up to two weeks in duration.  Assignments will at times be in remote areas and under physically demanding conditions.  Work could be indoors our outdoors.  Light to moderate lifting may be required

What you'll bring to WSP...

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, or post secondary diploma or degree in Health and Safety required
  • Certification or working towards certification as a CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional), ROH (Registered Occupational Hygienist) or CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) required.
  • Hazardous materials training (e.g. WorkSafeBC Level S Surveyor Safety Training  Certificate, AHERA Building Inspector Course, Alberta Asbestos Worker Course, Hazardous Materials Technician Course, Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor Course, Mould Assessment and Remediation Course, etc.) an asset
  • One to seven years of experience in Occupational Hygiene and/or Health and Safety field.
  • Experience in the consulting industry an asset
  • Experience working at industrial sites, including utilities an asset
  • Personal vehicle and driver’s license - Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to technical excellence
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skill
  • Ability to adapt and work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Unrestricted Class 5 Driver’s License valid in British Columbia, clean driving record and ownership of a personal vehicle that can be used for business travel when needed.
  • Flexibility with respect to remote work and travel. Willing and able to work up to two weeks at a time out of town.

Note: The salary figures provided below are intended for junior level candidates and should not be considered as definitive. The actual salaries offered for intermediate or more senior candidates may vary and are subject to negotiation based on factors such as experience, qualifications and market conditions.


Expected Salary (all locations): $53 900 - $91 700

WSP Canada is 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. 

About Us

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. 


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