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WSP Canada

Graduate Environmental Engineer

Posted 3 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP's Earth & Environment group is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist or Engineer in Training with 1-3 years experience to join our Site Assessment and Remediation (SAR) team in St. John's, Newfoundland. This role will involve field work, project coordination and report writing related to environmental site assessment, remediation and other projects across the Atlantic Region.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance 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 yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a 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.

A day in the life:
  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, WSP's clients, employees, and the public;
  • Conducting fieldwork (i.e. groundwater monitoring, soil sampling through test pit excavations or borehole drilling, subcontractor supervision, and drilling investigations; etc.) and/or office assignments under the direction of more experienced scientists and technical employees
  • Overseeing remedial contractors including directing remedial excavations, waste tracking and progress reporting;
  • Maintaining excellent field notes as well as collecting and handling soil and groundwater samples;
  • Filing and managing all project-related field notes including some data entry and assistance with report preparation;
  • Preparing and coordinating project documentation, subcontractors, and equipment for field programs;
  • Performing and recording work tasks as requested efficiently and accurately while adhering to current industry standards and regulatory requirements.

We'd love to hear from you if you have the following:
  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Environmental Engineering or similar;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize evolving requirements for multiple ongoing projects;
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment with tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to work in the field (including remote work when necessary);
  • Strong interpersonal communication and key judgement skills;
  • Sound understanding of the need for health and safety procedures in the workplace;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Experience with environmental field work is considered an asset.

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

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-12

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