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Environmental Planner
Business Line Environment
ID # 15275
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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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 are 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




As an Environmental Planner with WSP, you'll have many opportunities to be a key part of multi-disciplinary projects working across our business lines including energy and infrastructure planning & development. Joining an established team and working closely with the national lead, you'll work closely to build connections with public and private sector clients and enhance your skills and knowledge in the Environmental Planning space. You'll be mentored by our seniors and work closely with other professionals to advance your career. WSP has opportunities like no other organization for growth, career development and new opportunities to build your portfolio and skillset.

Why 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;
  • 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, 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.

We offer better pay, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • You'll be managing multidisciplinary Impact Assessments for a wide variety of projects including electrical transmission & distribution, pipeline, hydroelectric facilities and other generation projects;
  • You will write and coordinate proposals and compile relevant information through internal and external sources;
  • You will be developing and implementing consultation programs, staying close to our clients and resolving stakeholder concerns;
  • You'll work across our multiple offices and liaise with project sub consultants;
  • You'll have opportunities to assist with the preparation of IA documentation;
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, environmental Science or related field with five or more years of experience as an Environmental Planner;
  • Experience working with the application of the Municipal Class EA processes,familiarity with the Provincial Individual EA processes  and the Canadian Impact Assessment Act;
  • Ideally existing Client relationships in the transmission & distribution, electrical generation or other energy industries;
  • Membership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners (RPP and MCIP) is preferred.


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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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