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Air Quality Specialist
Business Line Environment
ID # 14190
Job Type Permanent - 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




Overview of the Opportunity:

At WSP our Environmental Management team is providing environmental services that include meteorological and air quality dispersion modelling; meteorological / air quality data analysis; the assessment of air quality impacts; noise and vibration monitoring and environmental regulatory to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for an Air Quality Science/Engineer to join the team and to be located at our Calgary, AB office. Reporting to the Team Lead, Air, Noise & Vibration, you will oversee assessment projects of air quality and assist with environmental impact assessments and special studies.

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.


A day in the life:

  • You will conduct air quality assessment and air dispersion modelling projects (i.e. CALPUFF, AERMOD), ranging from large industrial complexes and regional airsheds to small oil and gas or commercial emission sources, in support of regulatory approvals environmental impact assessments or special studies.
  • You will conduct with comprehensive environmental impact assessments and special studies, plans, research projects related to air quality issues for various government or industrial clients.
  • You will be conducting meteorological and air quality data analysis.
  • You will be preparing technical reports and applications for submission to regulatory authorities on behalf of Company clients.
  • You will be doing scoping and analysis of air quality issues, assessment of air quality impacts, and recommendation of monitoring and mitigation programs.
  • You will be identifying project opportunities and prepare proposals for projects, including estimating the time required and resources, etc.
  • You will conduct site visits and field work related to your discipline area.
  • You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart.
  • Other duties as assigned or required in your role.


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

  • 5+ years in environmental consulting with a focus on air dispersion modelling;
  • A University degree or technical diploma in environmental science, engineering or related discipline;
  • Eligibility for membership in a professional organization (APEGA, ECO Canada) is an asset;
  • Extensive experience in air dispersion modelling (AERMOD and CALPUFF) required; experience in some or several areas of; environmental management; emission inventories; regulatory reporting; pollution control/prevention; industrial processes; new project development licensing and permitting; environmental impact assessment;
  • A good understanding of applicable provincial and federal regulatory guidelines and directives;
  • Good initiative and attention to detail;
  • A desire to work well in a multidisciplinary environment and respond well to the technical challenges within set time constraints;
  • A “can do” attitude, a strong career interest in consulting with ability to work well in a team environment;
  • Strong verbal and written communication and come up with good initiatives and attention to detail;
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license with no restrictions;


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.


Calgary, AB

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