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WSP Canada

Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician

Calgary, AB
Full Time
5 days ago

We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. We have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

You will be part of our growing team, to work with a team of close-knit, like-minded, occupational hygienist, hazardous materials professionals, safety professionals, and technologists. Using your skills as an occupational hygiene technician to complete on-site assessments and monitoring. As a consultant, you will be providing occupational hygiene support to a variety of public and private clients. As the newest occupational hygiene technician, you will be working under the supervision of other experienced technicians, project managers and senior practitioner team members, with the opportunity to rapidly assume increasing autonomy and responsibility. WSP provides mentoring of all staff, all required safety and technical training courses, on the job shadowing, and training to maximize your learning opportunity.

A day in the life:

You will have the opportunity to grow your career as a professional technician by:
  • Applying your technical knowledge of methods, regulations, equipment, tools, systems, controls, and procedures.
  • Make routine and non-routine decisions with guidance and with latitude of your supervising Project Manager.
  • Work on a wide variety of assignments, scope of work and complexity.
  • Providing project technical support and services, including:
    o Preparing and calibrating sampling equipment for field use,
    o Identifying site issues or project concerns and recommending corrective actions
  • Providing occupational hygiene services, including:
    o Conducting site assessments for asbestos, mold, lead, PCB's, etc.
    o Sample collection in the field, data interpretation, and preparation of reports.
    o Interpreting and/or analyzing sample/data results in relation to legislative requirements and industry-accepted guidelines and criteria.
    o Supervising asbestos abatement activities.
  • Conducting air quality assessments, including indoor air and occupational hygiene (i.e., IAQ, welding fume, noise)
  • Basic client liaison to ensure health, safety, and occupational hygiene needs are addressed.
  • Participate in the Health and Safety program.
  • Participate in the Quality Control program.
  • Engaging in technical training programs,
  • Flexibility in meeting client schedules - evening, night, and weekend work may be required
  • This position is approximately 90% field work, and 10% office-based with travel across Alberta and across Western and Northern Canada (for extended periods of time) with paid over-time as required.
  • You'll be using your expertise to complete field surveys, write technical reports, collaborate with our many counterparts in all our different disciplines at WSP and provide expertise and client deliverables on projects.
  • All other duties as required.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Occupational Hygiene technician certificate, diploma from a chemical or environment programs or equivalent education such as technical, trade or college, and a Bachelor of Science (or similar) also acceptable.
  • Eligible for membership in a professional organization is an asset but not a requirement.
  • All levels of experience in Occupational Hygiene, hazardous material assessments (e.g., asbestos-related issues, lead, silica dust, etc.), is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with a hazardous materials abatement contractor is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and you know your way around the MS Office suite of products.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver's licence with no restrictions and access to a reliable vehicle, with appropriate registration and insurance.
  • Requirement to wear personal protective equipment (i.e., respiratory protection, hard hat, high-visibility vests, fire retardant coveralls, safety boots, and safety glasses).
  • A desire to broaden range of professional skills, adaptable, while managing a busy workload with proven problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiastic and versatile, willing to take on responsibility.
  • Strong people and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • You want to experience what it's like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!

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.

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