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WSP Canada

Health and Safety Advisor

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about health, safety, the environment and quality (HSEQ)? Do you thrive on innovation, leadership, and making a real impact in a client centric delivery model, reinforced by a cultural and operational alignment with client values, systems and processes? We are looking for a dynamic and experienced HSEQ Advisor to join our team!

This is not just a job; it's an opportunity to lead, inspire, and transform how we approach HSEQ, focused on clients that have large portfolios of sites requiring site assessment, remediation and reclamation work across the country: coast to coast to coast. With a focus on modern digital tools, human performance, lean methodologies, and building strong client relationships, you will play a crucial role in our Remediation Program Management (RPM) team. RPM is a Sub-Sector within Earth & Environment in WSP Canada. We use business aligned solutions and organize client centric teams focused on exceptional portfolio delivery in a consistent and customized manner across broad geographies.

Why choose 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.
  • 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:
  • HSEQ Management: Provide expert HSEQ advice and support to project teams, ensuring client contractual, regulatory and corporate compliance while fostering, and celebrating a culture of safety excellence.
  • Project Planning: Most of our field work in RPM is in a Prime Contractor capacity. Participate in project planning meetings to integrate HSEQ considerations into HSEQ execution plans.
  • Human Performance (HP): Integrate HP principles into our safety programs, focusing on human factors and organizational performance.
  • Lean & Six Sigma: Apply lean and Six Sigma methodologies to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and enhance procedure creation, review and execution.
  • System Development: Support in the development and implementation of cutting-edge HSEQ management systems, leveraging Microsoft Automate and emerging technologies.
  • Safety Culture: Promote a positive safety culture through effective communication, engagement, and visible leadership.
  • Subcontractor Evaluation: Review and collaborate with subcontractors to ensure their HSEQ programs align with our WSP and client standards and requirements.
  • Incident Management: Work alongside our dedicated Site Supervisors, and help lead thorough incident investigations, root cause analyses, and implement robust corrective and preventive actions.
  • Client Interaction: Build and nurture strong relationships with both internal and external clients, acting as the face of our HSEQ initiatives.
  • Training & Development: Champion HSEQ training programs to elevate the awareness, skills and applied competence of our teams.
  • Site Audits, Verification and Validation: Plan-Do-Check-Act. Do we do, what we say? Take your extended knowledge, verify and validate our corrective actions in documentation and field review. Conduct proactive site visits to ensure compliance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Performance Metrics: Develop, monitor, and report on HSEQ performance metrics and KPIs to senior leadership as well as transparency into our overall group.
  • Visible Felt Leadership: Demonstrate visible felt leadership through active engagement with staff, leading by example, and fostering a positive safety culture and experience.
  • Digital Tools: Drive the implementation of modern digital tools to enhance HSEQ processes and data management.
  • Corporate Alignment: Interface with our corporate HSEQ team to stay aligned with corporate policies, procedures, and tools, ensuring our group's compliance and application of best practices.
  • Gap Analysis: Conduct gap analyses between corporate HSEQ requirements and external clients' needs, adopting the best overall approach to meet both client and corporate HSEQ criteria.

Skills and Attributes:
  • Leadership: Inspirational leader with a passion for HSEQ and the ability to motivate and guide teams.
  • Communication: Excellent communicator who can engage with a variety of interested parties across multiple disciplines.
  • Project Management: Adept at managing multiple HSEQ projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of HSEQ management systems, risk assessment techniques, sound methods in auditing and human performance principles.
  • Digital Savvy: Proficient in modern digital tools, including advanced Excel skills, databases, Microsoft Automate and emerging technologies.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop effective solutions to complex challenges.
  • People Skills: Exceptional interpersonal skills for dealing with diverse personalities and building strong business relationships.
  • Flexibility: Ability to travel to project sites across Canada as required.

Capabilities and Credentials:
  • Industry Knowledge: You are an experienced HSE professional, with a role as an Advisor or Manager within the energy, industrial construction, or environmental sectors.
  • Professional Designation: Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or equivalent.
  • Legislation Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of HSE legislation and regulatory requirements across Canada.
  • Client Focus: Proven experience in building and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field.

What We Offer in RPM:
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career advancement.
  • Innovative Environment: Work with cutting-edge technologies and methodologies.
  • Supportive Culture: Join a team that values inclusion and diversity, collaboration, innovation, and excellence.

Join us for the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the safety and well-being of our workforce, clients, and the environment. Apply today and become a key partner in our dedicated HSEQ team within Remediation Program Management at WSP!
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 2024-09-07

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