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 are 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
GREATER TORONTO AREA
At WSP our Environmental Compliance team is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist to join our us in the Greater Toronto Area and provide day to day oversight of the team. This position will provide you the opportunity to manage a small growing team of specialists, oversee contractor regulatory compliance, review and comment on contractor deliverables, manage contractor and client expectations, and conduct environmental audits and inspections of contractors. We are looking for motivated individuals who can demonstrate proven experience excelling in these key areas.
The position requires knowledge of Construction Environmental Management Planning (EMP) and implementation, Environmental Control Plans (e.g., Waste Management Plan, Spill Prevention and Response Plan, Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, etc.), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Monitoring, Canadian and International Best Management Practices (BMPs) for environmental protection during construction, and ISO 14001 principles (including auditing).
Why WSP? 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, 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 be overseeing a team of specialists from both a people leadership and technical quality standpoint, including operational items such as project controls, key performance indicators, performance management, and coaching You will oversee and review Contractor’s regulatory compliance throughout construction to ensure that environmental requirements are established, implemented and maintained across all construction site activities; You'll oversee Contractor’s environmental monitoring, inspections and audits. You will review and act on monitoring results, site inspections and audits to ensure that the Contractor’s environmental requirements (contractual, permitting, approvals, etc.) are being implemented; You will assess the environmental impacts associated with Contractor activities, and development of the appropriate environmental responses, including advice on remedial actions; You can expect to support Contractor response activities related to environmental advice, non-compliances, environmental incidents, etc.; You'll review and comment on Contractor’s environmental deliverables, including EMP, ECPs, method statements, monitoring reports, progress reports, schedule, etc.; You will be in attendance at regular Contractor meetings, and may chair environmental meetings as required; You'll track incident investigations, audits and environmental impact assessments, including the corrective actions, root causes, and preventive actions recommended / taken to ensure closure in a timely manner; You'll be actively communicating internally with all employees on the project, other disciplines and departments, and externally with the Client, Contractors and Government Agencies; You may prepare the necessary elements for technical presentations and participate in client meetings.
We'd love to hear from you if you have... A related Science or Environmental degree; A senior level of progressive EMP and compliance experience, preferably in the environmental consulting industry and/or working for a Contractor; Experience in Construction Environmental Management Planning and implementation, Environmental Control Plans, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Monitoring, Best Management Practices for environmental protection during construction, and ISO 14001 principles; Direct experience in the field evaluating and assessing Contractor environmental performance for large construction projects; Strong personal time management capabilities, with excellent communication and team relation skills; Exceptional writing and report organization abilities with a proven ability to prepare comprehensive documentation for issuance to regulators and the public;