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WSP Canada

Field Health and Safety Representative

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Job Description

WSP is seeking a field-based Health & Safety Officer to oversee day-to-day health and safety during the execution of environmental remediation projects in the northern Province and Territories of Canada. The position will report to the Project Manager. The Health & Safety Officer will be part of the WSP field team. The position is anticipated to start June 2024 and run until November 2024 with opportunity to extend.

Please note that this opportunity is rotation based at a remote project location near the Mackenzie River delta, Northwest Territories/Yukon. Travel to the project location is paid for by WSP.

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.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, 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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Assists Project Supervisor and other WSP staff in ensuring compliance with and enforces applicable HSE Legislation, Regulations, Codes and Standards as well as WSP and Client specific HSE requirements.
  • Work in the field on a rotation basis, 10 to 12 hours per day while on rotation. Travel by plane and boat will be required.
  • Demonstrated interest in the health and safety of people; sets a good example for workers by attitude, conduct and compliance with safety requirements.
  • Develops, implements and maintains project specific H&S program, ERP, work plans, and JSA's.
  • Serves as the initial contact for all site-specific health and safety activities.
  • Suspends any operation that threatens the health or safety of workers or the public, and immediately notifying the Supervisor and Project Manager.
  • Takes prudent measures to reduce hazards or to correct unsafe conditions or actions when becoming aware of such unsafe or potentially unsafe work conditions.
  • Provides for active worker participation in the project H&S Program; provides site orientation, information, instruction, and training to workers necessary for the protection of their health and safety.
  • As Prime Contractor, coordinates on multi-employer project sites with all parties, including the Client and subcontractors.
  • Assesses risks and identifies, prioritizes, and controls hazards on the project, prior to starting work activities and during work activities. Includes preparation and review of JSA's and reviews FLHA's.
  • Conducts/participates in site safety meetings such as daily tailgate meetings, weekly safety meetings, etc.
  • Conducts observations and inspections; identifies and implements corrective actions for hazards.
  • Completes near miss, incident, and safety observations reporting.
  • Conducts investigations and root cause analysis of any incidents.
  • Participates in client facing meetings/inspections and communicates Health and Safety stats and presentations.
  • Prepares, distributes, and maintains all safety reports and records as required by the WSP H&S Program.
  • Tracks Project stats and hours (person hours and equipment).
  • Participates in Joint Health and Safety Committees, as applicable.
  • Provides and maintains stock of personal protective equipment and enforces its use.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Minimum three (3) years of Health and Safety experience, preferably in northern climate projects.
  • Valid first aid level 1 or equivalent, or able to obtain within two weeks of employment
  • Valid WSCC Supervisor OHS Familiarization training, or ability to pass this training
  • Effective communication skills, comfortable with presentation of H&S presentations and able to build strong working relationships with peers.
  • Proven record of developing, implementing, and embedding a strong safety culture on project sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical safety expectations and issues both written and oral.
  • Effective/competent Microsoft Office 365 application user (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Comfortable in both client and other 3rd party environments; able to build exemplary working relationships with client and other stakeholders.
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Health and Safety Officers must be capable of wearing all required PPE, including respirators, if required.
  • Valid full class driver's license


Expected Salary (all locations): $72,600 to $123,400

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.

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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 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 2024-09-15

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