Summer Student, Environment Dartmouth, NS 04/06/2019

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're 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

WSP is currently seeking a Summer Student to join our Environment group, and to be located in our Dartmouth office. Reporting to the team lead, the student will be responsible for assisting on a wide variety of projects that will include field activities, data evaluation and reporting. The ideal candidate will have some contaminated site experience and/or field biology experience.
  • Planning and conducting field sampling programs (e.g. air, soil, water);
  • Assisting in biological field surveys (e.g. wetland delineations, plant surveys, bird surveys, etc.)
  • Supervising contractors during Phased ESAs (i.e., test pitting and drilling programs) and water supply assessments (e.g. pump tests);
  • Inspecting and supervising remediation work;
  • Implementing safety protocols and coordinating contractor safety meetings;
  • Compiling and interpreting data;
  • Assisting in preparation of reports, tables, drawings, etc.;
  • Travelling for field work;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Pursuing a Diploma of Environmental Technician/Technology or Post-secondary education in Environmental Science or Engineering
  • Demonstrated contaminated site experience or field biology experience would be an asset;
  • Familiarity with the collection and analysis of field data including inventories, data organization and management;
  • Willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environmental and under deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills,
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills;
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft including Excel, and Word;
  • Attention to detail;
  • A valid Driver's License is required.

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.
Dartmouth, NS
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