WSP Environment Team 2019 Hiring Event - Ontario

WSP Environment Team 2019 Hiring Event - Ontario
Department Environment - Environment
ID # 11077
Job Type Permanent - Seasonal Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.
In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport 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 .
At WSP , we're proud, professional and passionate people. Join us.
Are you looking to gain experience in one of Canada's largest professional services firm? Are you looking to be a part of projects that shape the future? WSP's Environment Team is hiring for various positions across the Greater Toronto Area.
Recognized in 2018 as a LinkedIn Top Company, one of Forbes' Best Employers, as well as a 2019 GTA Top Employer, WSP will challenge you every day with stimulating projects, a variety of clients and passionate colleagues. Our culture is dynamic and vibrant, and our flexible structure enables you to shape your own future. If you are looking to ignite your career, we want to hear from you.
Please ensure you indicate the position(s) you are interested in, and preferred location(s) in your application.
Toronto (Etobicoke), Markham, Cambridge
  • Provide technical services in a field and office environment;
  • Supervise and/or carry out site geotechnical inspections of construction work and materials testing;
  • Conduct in site testing of various materials on construction sites, compaction testing and testing of concrete and asphalt;
  • Concrete, soil and asphalt compaction testing in the field, proctor and gradation testing in the lab and any other task that can be assigned by the manager;
  • Work with and provide support to other members of the field technician group in assisting with other field and office activities as required;
  • Participate in a team environment and strong communicator;
  • Strong workplace health and safety practices;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Markham, Toronto (Etobicoke)
  • Provide technical services in a field and office environment
  • Work with and provide support to other members of the field technician group in assisting with other field and office activities as required
  • Working on all geotechnical assignments on projects of low to high complexity;
  • Completing analysis of information and report preparation;
  • Supervise and/or carry out site geotechnical investigations
  • Participate in a team environment and strong communicator
  • Strong workplace health and safety practices
  • Other duties as assigned.

Toronto (Etobicoke), Thornhill
  • Conduct both office and field work related to Environmental Engineering/Geosciences on projects;
  • Projects may relate to: Landfill Monitoring, Hydrogeological Studies, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Risk Assessments, or others;
  • Conduct site investigations to determine soil, groundwater, and surface water conditions;
  • Investigations may include: sampling for laboratory chemical analysis, field testing (pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, etc.), detailed soil and rock descriptions, drilling supervision, detailed drilling records, surface water flow measurements, monitoring well testing, well yield testing, etc.;
  • Remediation oversight and environmental monitoring for impacts during construction;
  • Completing field work in multiple types of environments and weather conditions throughout the year;
  • Work closely with senior staff members to develop technical and project management skills;
  • Responsible for: preparation of technical reports and proposals, technical accuracy of projects, client liaison, and project management, including timely completion of projects within the budgetary requirements;
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Supporting water sampling projects
  • Primarily completing field work under the direction of a project manager
  • Planning and conducting of drinking water sampling programs and investigations:
    • Collection of regulated drinking water samples from schools in the Greater Toronto Area;
    • Assist with scheduling and field work preparation;
    • Record comprehensive filed notes as required;
    • Preparation of laboratory chain of custodies;
  • Most sampling will be completed during the weekends;

Haliburton County
  • Complete on-site sewage system re-inspections for a mandatory re-inspection program, including visual identification of system components, assessment of the condition of repair of these components, and measurements of sewage characteristics;
  • Identify contraventions of Section 8.9 of the Ontario Building Code during the inspection process;
  • Interact and educate homeowners and the general public with respect to how on-site sewage systems operate, and the benefits of the re-inspection program;
  • Fill out field inspection forms through WSP digital data acquisition software (EcoField) utilizing an iPad (supplied by WSP);
  • Work closely with project support and project managers to ensure proper scheduling and data transfer
  • Implement various environmental field programs for a variety of work mandates including (but not limited to):
    • Groundwater, surface water, sewage, soil, air, and leachate sampling;
    • Water well and drinking water sampling;
  • Work in field situations, occasionally in remote locations;
  • Operation & maintenance of field equipment, including but not limited to motorized boats, non-motorized boats and ATVs;
  • A valid BCIN number for sewage system inspections is mandatory.
    • Writing and passing the Part 8 On-Site Sewage Systems - 2012 BCIN test, and the Designer (or General) Legal Process - 2012 BCIN test prior to the position start date will be required. Note: Reimbursement up to $1,200 will be provided by WSP upon starting the position to compensate the costs of the courses and exams. Courses are offered in-class or on-line through various avenues including George Brown College Continuing Education (on-line course only);

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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