Intermediate Environmental Scientist
WSP in Kelowna, BC
WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 48,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.
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're a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, 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.
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WSP is currently seeking an Intermediate Environmental Scientist or Technologist, located in our Kelowna, British Columbia office in a permanent full-time role. This position will report into the BC Regional Manager.
Why choose WSP?
- A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 45,000 employees worldwide;
- Impact 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 single day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things that will challenge the status quo and raise the bar higher;
- A phenomenal collaborative culture and a forward-thinking workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly meaningful work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey. #WeAre WSP
- Are you a passionate environmental scientist interested in working on challenging, dynamic, and diverse projects in a global company?
- Do you want to influence and guide and coordinate with various internal disciplines to ensure the successful completion of state-of-the-art projects?
- Are you passionate about growth opportunities and exposure to leading practices within a growing, global multinational firm?
What you can expect:
- Execute site-specific field data collection for the Environmental Group (contaminated sites division) across various regions of BC
- Develop, guide and carry out on-site assessment and remediation activities
- Maintain effective communication with team members, contractors and clients
- Experience in field data collection and sampling of soil, water, vapor and hazardous materials
- Carry out regular Business Development activities
- Mentor other staff members
- Proficient knowledge of Unified Soil Classification System
- Advanced understanding of Provincial Contaminated Sites Regulations
- Complete assignments within the constraints of the project work plans and budgets
- Prepare accurate and detailed field notes
- Tabulation of data including the preparation of borehole/test pit logs
- Assist in the preparation of technical reports
What you'll bring to WSP:
- Technical College Certificate or University degree in environmental engineering/science or related discipline
- Excellent written, technical reporting and communication skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and database entry
- Ability to develop positive working relationships in a team environment
- Valid and fully licensed driver
- Use of personal vehicle for work will be required
- Enjoy the outdoors, as fieldwork will likely comprise approximately 30% - 50% of the work week
- The desire to succeed in a dynamic and progressive global organization
- Optional Skills that are considered an Asset:
- Project Management
- Occupational First Aid Training
- Professional Designation:
- AHERA certification
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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.
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