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Human Environmental Specialist
Business Line Environment
ID # 12932
Job Type Permanent - Seasonal Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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’re 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

 


 

Vancouver, BC

Overview of the Opportunity:

At WSP our Environmental Management team is providing environmental services that include socio-economics studies to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for a Human Environmental Specialist to join our Environment team, located at our Vancouver, BC office. Reporting to the Ecology and EIA Team Lead, you will participate in participate in socio-economic and consultation and engagement project work.

Why choose WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new thing;
  • 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 competitive pay, 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:

  • As a Human Environmental Specialist, you will be leading or participating in socio-economic studies, included environmental effects assessments;
  • You will be preparing Socio-economic data analysis and management;
  • You will be leading or coordinating community engagement and consultation programs;
  • You will be coordinating with project teams on Indigenous related project issues ;
  • You will assist in proposal writing, study design and implementation;
  • You will perform background research and analysis, including consultation with government agencies;
  • You will deliver high quality reports on time and within budget, drawing upon technical and scientific knowledge, training and experience;
  • You will manage small to medium-sized projects, communicating with clients and reporting to senior staff
  • You will work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff
  • You will be training and mentoring of junior staff
  • You will be involved in occasional field work and travel is required and other duties as assigned/required

 

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • A University degree (B.Sc or M.Sc) in Social Sciences or other related field
  • A Minimum of 5 to 10 years experience is preferable
  • The experience working on environmental assessment projects in BC 
  • The willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours
  • A baseline reporting and environmental impact assessment project experience
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Highly developed computer skills with Microsoft including Excel, and Word

 

 

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

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