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WSP Canada

Nature Advisory Consultant

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP has a permanent employment opportunity for a Nature Advisory Consultant in Alberta or Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will join our wildlife team working on a broad range of biodiversity projects in Canada. We are seeking to grow our team of specialists who can provide assessment and advisory services related to developing biodiversity strategies, supporting clients with biodiversity offset net gain accounting, incorporating nature-based solutions into project lifecycles, and conducting TNFD assessments. The successful candidate will be supported by technical experts from across WSP and will have an opportunity to bring innovative solutions that deliver better outcomes for the environment, economy and society in line with nature positive initiatives such as the Global Biodiversity Framework.

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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • The successful candidate will work within the wildlife group under the supervision of the Wildlife Group Manager
  • Support strategic biodiversity and natural capital assessments for a wide range of clients using tools and metrics such as the TNFD, IBAT, STAR, BIRS, ENCORE and bespoke metrics.
  • Input into client proposals for strategic biodiversity and natural capital services, often in collaboration with other disciplines across WSP and externally.
  • Support project managers & technical leads in client meetings, workshops, presentations, deliverables for projects (such as literature reviews) and project management.
  • Support with preparing concise, client friendly reports.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • An appropriate academic qualification in a related discipline including a post-graduate degree in a biodiversity, conservation and management program.
  • Understanding and experience of applying biodiversity and/or natural capital tools and metrics.
  • Understanding of/interest in developing nature recovery plans, biodiversity management plans and/or other strategic biodiversity documents.
  • The ability to apply technical excellence in a commercially astute manner.
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing and presentation skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in conservation management or environmental sustainability

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 2024-09-13

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