Senior Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
WSP
Vancouver, CA
1d ago

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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 two years in a row, one of the (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of .

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
  • Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Calgary or Vancouver.

    WSP in Canada has an immediate opening for a Senior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist. The ideal candidate will be based in and will work from one of the following cities : Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Calgary or Vancouver.

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most WSP staff are currently working from home offices and we expect, as a natural evolution of our business, that working from home offices will become a common and accepted practice.

    The primary role of the Senior EHS Specialist will be to help develop our National Mine Safety and Industrial Hygiene Consulting Practice.

    The successful candidate will work with existing leaders within our Mining Division in the development and execution of the business plan to grow WSP consulting services in occupational health and safety to our mining clients.

    The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with other leaders in our environmental, and health & safety-focused business units to identify, develop and execute consulting opportunities.

    These other groups are comprised of auditors and management systems specialists, industrial hygienists, and other environmental and safety professionals.

    The successful candidate will assist in building a team of professionals that will service WSP mining clients with their occupational hygiene, integrated management systems and / or environmental health & safety needs.

    The ideal candidate will have experience designing, developing, evaluating and implementing EHS programs, building client relationships, and managing EHS projects.

    Moreover, the ideal candidate will work to mentor more junior staff as they develop their tactical and technical consulting skills.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for fulfilling a number of challenging and rewarding aspects for this position including :

    An overview of your role will include :

  • Providing technical leadership in the management of local, regional, and potentially global EHS programs, including client & project management and contributing to strategic planning
  • Leading local Industrial Hygiene (IH) programs support to clients (such as mining) with a primary focus on comprehensive IH services, including field investigations.
  • Leading performance and assurance support to clients including integrated management system development.
  • Preparing or reviewing technical proposals (including scope, schedule, and budget) in response to client needs.
  • Managing tasks and projects according to client-approved scopes of work and delivering high-quality reports on time and within budget.
  • This includes coordinating work with clients, subcontractors and WSP field personnel, managing and interpreting data, preparing or reviewing reports, and presenting results to clients

  • Developing business with new and existing clients in the service area of EHS while collaborating with other WSP consultants to expand work to these clients into service areas beyond EHS
  • Actively mentoring staff across the organization to develop their EHS expertise
  • Introducing junior staff to existing clients, and helping them learn to pursue new business, seek opportunities through regular client contact, and otherwise build an external network
  • Providing input into business planning, meeting with existing and new WSP clients, develop opportunities and build business for WSP, providing tactical thought leadership for planning, design, and development of EHS services
  • Participating with other WSPstaff, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in the development and review of the EHS business in WSP
  • Qualifications - External

    You will have a background in :

  • Master's degree in Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Engineering, or similar discipline preferred;
  • a Bachelor’s degree will be considered with appropriate experience

  • Minimum 15 years EHS experience with a working knowledge of federal, provincial, and local EHS regulations, including those related to occupational health & safety assessments and programs;
  • experience with environmental permitting and reporting is beneficial

  • Experience with compliance audits and EHS management systems (e.g., ISO 14001, ISO 45001) with a focus on mining and manufacturing clients
  • Experience with conducting fieldwork in various EHS practice areas including IH
  • Professional certification or license (CRSP, CIH, EP, or equivalent) is desirable.
  • Business development and client service management skills with a proven track record of developing project opportunities and maintaining successful client relationships;
  • strong existing client relationships and professional contacts are highly desirable

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Able to travel and work extended hours as required for project needs and business development purposes
  • Eligible for employment in Canada, and pass a pre-employment background check and physical including drug screen
  • Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment.

    You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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