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Senior Environmental Impact Assessment Practitioner
Business Line Earth & Environment
ID # 18023
City Summerside
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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 a senior level Environmental Impact Assessment practitioner to join our Atlantic Environment team. Working closely with the Atlantic team you will be responsible for leading impact assessment projects, oversight on environmental permitting, project and people management. A portion of your responsibilities will be demonstrating leadership in market development and staff mentoring.

This position will require you to be comfortable working with Canadian federal, provincial, and regional legislation and policies relating to aquatic and terrestrial environments, and to rely on your demonstrated experience navigating EIA requirements, permitting and authorizations processes relevant to development projects in and around aquatic/terrestrial systems. Experience in the EIA process in Atlantic Canada is essential. The role will blend office and field duties and will require some travel within the Maritimes for short duration trips and assignments, and to provide mentorship and training to junior/intermediate personnel.


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 competitive pay, an industry leading benefits and insurance package, RRSP matching, opportunities to become a WSP shareholder with employer matching, flexible working arrangements, mentoring programs, career development and learning opportunities, and an inclusive and collaborative corporate culture. We have a clear mission, true values and a future-focused mindset. Come join us.


A day in the life:

  • You will plan, coordinate and carry out mandates that may relate to both environmental impact studies, other forms of environmental assessments and environmental screenings, processes for obtaining environmental permits and authorizations, and environmental monitoring and / or the implementation of environmental management systems;
  • You will be responsible for managing projects related to renewable energy, transportation, industrial development, infrastructure, mining and oil and gas sectors;
  • You will be responsible for evaluating Request for Proposals and prepare responses, develop work scopes, budgets and schedules, and provide ongoing management of people and projects;
  • You will manage, projects, personnel and clients simultaneously while fostering a workplace that adheres to WSP’s core values;
  • You will mentor more junior/intermediate staff and collaborate regionally and nationally with other EIA practitioners;
  • You will provide environmental and regulatory leadership;  
  • You will represent company projects to stakeholders including regulators, industry groups, environmental groups, landowners, First Nations, and the public;
  • You will work with your colleagues to develop regional growth and financial strategies and maintain strong working relationships with key clients;
  • You will champion HS&E Commitment and underlying principles throughout the organization.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology or a related discipline/equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience conducting and managing environmental impact assessments
  • A thorough understanding of the EIA requirements in the Maritime region
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal regulatory requirements in project application and approvals is essential
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines
  • Full driving license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Willingness to occasionally travel, including to remote locations and outside standard office hours.


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.


Summerside, PE

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