Cultural Heritage Specialist
Kitchener, ON
4d 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 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

    Overview of the Opportunity :

    WSP is currently seeking a Cultural Heritage Specialist to join our Environmental business line, located in the GTHA. Reporting to the National Archaeology and Heritage Discipline Lead this position will be responsible for research and preparation of heritage assessment documents and reports, field visits as required, and coordination with the planning team on large scale cultural heritage initiatives.

    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 here :

  • You will prepare heritage assessment reports in accordance with current provincial and relevant federal and international legislation and policy including CHER, HIA, CHRA and Cultural Heritage Documentation reports;
  • You will conduct field reviews and the evaluation of identified cultural heritage resources;
  • You will provide efficient project management for a variety of project and client types;
  • You will work with internal Archaeology, Heritage and Planning teams to develop and capitalize on cross-selling opportunities within WSP;
  • You will participate in proposal development, including the development of work plans, scope and budgets for built heritage and cultural landscape assessments;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • What you'll bring to WSP :

  • Experience writing built heritage and cultural heritage landscapes assessment and evaluation reports and previous archives and research experience;
  • A Masters or Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline;
  • Five (5) years of Canadian heritage work experience and your membership with with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP);
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation and policy frameworks such as the Ontario Heritage Act, the Planning Act, the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act , the Provincial Policy Statement, and the Ontario Heritage Bridge Guidelines;
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license;
  • Good business acumen with strong client management skills will be essential for your success
  • 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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

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