Technician, Designated Substances


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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Overview of the Opportunity:
WSP is currently hiring for an experienced Designated Substances (Asbestos, Mould, etc.) Technician with previous experience in Occupational Hygiene or Hazardous Materials to join our environmental management group in Toronto. If you're hoping to join our growing team of DSS professionals, ideally you'll be coming to the table with some previous experience with Designated Substance testing, if you've worked in an environmental consulting environment, even better. Reporting to the Project Manager you will be completing environmental field investigations including building surveys for hazardous materials and designated substances (including asbestos), mould investigations, and abatement monitoring programs.
Why choose WSP?
  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 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 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 important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.
What you can expect to do:
  • You'll be conducting building surveys for asbestos, mould, lead, mercury and other designated substances and hazardous materials;
  • You'll be performing inspection services related to hazardous materials (including asbestos, lead and mould) abatement;
  • You'll be doing air monitoring for asbestos with analysis by phase contrast microscopy (PCM);
  • You'll be doing air monitoring for mould, lead, indoor air quality parameters, etc. on an as-needed basis;
  • You will be authoring technical reports based on comprehensive field notes collected on site;
  • You'll be conducting buildings surveys and air sampling independently;
  • You'll be conducting field investigations but will also be expected to review laboratory results and prepare reports and CAD drawings;
  • You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart and;
  • Other duties as assigned or required in your role.
What you'll bring to WSP:
  • You'll ideally have completed a college diploma or university degree in occupational hygiene, environmental science or engineering;
  • You will have some previous experience as an environmental/occupational hygiene technician, ideally in a consulting environment similar to WSP;
  • You'll be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) applications and AutoCAD;
  • You'll have honed your strong report writing skills and verbal communication in English;
  • You will be a stickler for details, especially when it comes to documentation;
  • You'll be enthusiastic, resourceful, organized, and detail oriented;
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues;
  • You're self-motivated and are an independent worker who enjoys autonomy, but also having a team to lean on;
  • You're a logical thinker and will bring practical solutions to field challenges;
  • You have a flexibility to work on a wide variety of projects, tasks and assignments, responding easily to changing priorities;
  • You're willing to work evenings and/or weekends as required for project work and;
  • You have a vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage and hold a Valid (G-Level) Ontario Driver's License.

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 Canada Inc.
Toronto, ON
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