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Environmental Scientist, Vegetation Specialist
Business Line Environment
ID # 15821
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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





WSP is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist, Vegetation Specialist to join our Saskatchewan Environment Team. Located at our Regina or Saskatoon office locations. Reporting to the Regional Manager, Environment, this position will be responsible for developing, managing, and mentoring a team of more junior Scientists and Technicians in vegetation and soils ecology, supervising rare plant and vegetation surveys and conducting these surveys when required, completing and overseeing technical writing and environmental effects assessments as well as project management for a wide variety of environmental scopes. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of Saskatchewan ecosystems, project and people management, and be looking for an exciting opportunity to manage the growth our team in Saskatchewan.



  • Scoping, designing and leading biophysical baseline field studies appropriate with their level of experience;
  • Data interpretation and analysis;
  • Technical report writing including technical proposals, oil and gas proposals, and environmental impact statements(federal and provincial);
  • Regulatory submissions and engagement;
  • Responsible for managing all phases of projects from development of proposals, scopes, work plans and budgets through to overseeing teams and deliverables;
  • Advises and liaises with clients on a broad range of technical issues related to environmental works at hand;
  • Provide technical direction and positive mentoring to junior staff;
  • Provide technical review at a level consistent with the candidate’s level of experience;
  • Contributes to the development of internal protocols and procedures;
  • Implement corporate and client safety programs; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Education: Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Ecology, Botany, Soil Sciences, Wetland Sciences, Forestry or related discipline;
  • Experience: A minimum of 7 years of progressive consulting experience;
  • A demonstrated working knowledge and ability to interpret relevant Canadian and Saskatchewan Environmental Acts, Regulations, guidelines and standards;
  • Eligible for membership with an applicable professional association;
  • Demonstrated strong technical writing skills;
  • Experience administering project or project phases budgets and junior team resources;
  • Excellent internal and internal client services skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience working in the environmental consulting  arena at a crew and team lead level;
  • Valid drivers license required;
  • A willingness to travel; and
  • The desire to succeed in a dynamic and progressive global organization.




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.


Regina, SK

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