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WSP Canada

Associate Environmental Scientist

Posted 4 days ago

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Job Description


The Opportunity:

You are looking to join a vibrant and busy team based in Calgary. You have a progressive experience primarily in contaminated sites investigation and remediation, combined with some project management experience, but you also thrive on stretching your technical skills and working on multi-disciplinary projects. You enjoy being part of a close-knit team and appreciate the benefits that a large organization can bring, including career progression, access to vast technical expertise, being able to participate in employee resource groups, 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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Follow safe work practices and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner
  • Working individually and in a team setting in a demanding consulting environment
  • Coordinating with project technicians, scientists, contractors and other field personnel to complete on-site environmental project tasks
  • Planning and conducting local and remote field work as directed on a diverse range of sites across Alberta including groundwater monitoring and sampling, soil sampling, vapour sampling and groundwater well installations
  • Collection of field data and detailed documentation (e.g., field notes, site sketches, photographs)
  • Communication with project managers, team leads and technical staff
  • File compilation, organization of field data, interpretation of laboratory results and assisting in preparation of technical reports - Perform monthly calibrations on ambient air monitoring equipment - Perform intermittent and passive sample deployment and collection
  • Complete routine maintenance on ambient air monitoring equipment
  • Assist with the set up continuous ambient air monitoring stations
  • Set up data collection systems to collect continuous ambient air monitoring data
  • Troubleshoot and repair continuous ambient air monitoring equipment
  • Complete and submit field documentation to the air data specialists
  • Assist with data reporting as required
  • Perform data checks on weekends and holidays
  • Other field duties as required

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Technical diploma or degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Atmospheric Science, Geoscience or a similar technical field from an accredited College or University
  • Three or more years experience in environmental assessment and contaminated sites practice areas.
  • Experience in Site-Specific Liability Assessments addressing the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Liability Management Directives.
  • Eligibility for registration with a professional association
  • Strong computer skills; using the Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented, self-motivated and safety conscious with strong problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to travel for work, including remote work with work camp accommodations.
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple field programs.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build long-term, successful professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • A high degree of mechanical aptitude that will enable you to perform technical requirements (skill with hand tools and electronics is an asset)
  • Ability to work in remote locations without supervision is required
  • Able to lift 23 kg (50 lb) as required
  • Must possess an unrestricted Class 5 Driver's License that is valid for use in the Province of Alberta

#54566 #WSP-EMPN
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. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-09

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