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WSP Canada

Senior Environmental Assessment Practitioner/Biologist

Dartmouth, NS
Full Time
2 days ago
WSP is seeking a Senior Environmental Assessment Practitioner, Project Manager to join our Atlantic Environmental Assessment and Permitting team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. As a senior practitioner, you will actively participate as an advisor and mentor with multi-disciplinary regional and national teams, leading projects a variety of environmental impact assessment and permitting projects.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical expertise on a variety of permitting, regulatory and environmental impact assessment tasks in support of client projects.
  • Work on multiple projects, to support execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet client's expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Support engagement activities with Indigenous groups, communities and stakeholders as part of the project design and permitting process.
  • Execute activities such as permit application scoping and information requirements, technical writing, data and regulatory research and review, collection and integration of input from subject matter experts, environmental management plans, and development of recommendations for clients.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other WSP employees worldwide.
  • Support typical project assignments which include researching regulatory or technical requirements, and writing reports and proposals
  • Leading environmental impact assessments

  • Bachelor Degree in Biology or Environmental Science, or related field
  • 10+ years of experience, including prior experience with federal and provincial environmental impact assessments
  • Project management experience, with demonstrated strong project management skills (e.g., development of work plans, budgets, schedules, and project controls) in a client-facing role
  • Expertise with Federal, Provincial and Territorial regulations and guidelines (NS and IAAC)
  • Excellent communication, time management skills
  • Ability to function in a team setting, accept responsibility, and work to deadlines

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.

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