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Hazardous materials specialist

Reference #: 7494
City: Gatineau
Region: Quebec
Secondary Location: Ottawa (Queensview Drive)
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Environment



WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We bring together our 42,000 experts, based in more than 500 offices, across 40 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.



WSP is currently seeking a Hazardous Materials Specialist to join our Environmental Management department in our Gatineau and Ottawa offices. Reporting to the Director of Environment, the specialist will support projects related to designated substances (i.e. industrial hygiene, building decontamination, etc.) for our clients in industrial, commercial, government and private sectors. 


  • Implementing sampling strategies and to ensure scientific data collection (identification);
  • Conducting inspections and sampling of hazardous materials (i.e. asbestos, lead, mold, bacteria, etc.) using the IRSST and OSHA methods, in respect of provincial and federal standards and legislation for public properties, residential and commercial buildings, and industries;
  • Interpreting inspection findings and analysis results from sampled contaminants;
  • Write inspection and evaluation reports, make recommendations to effectively manage the contaminants;
  • Participate in the drafting of plans and specifications for demolition/deconstruction projects;
  • Site supervision and monitoring of the remediation works;
  • Participate to the workers exposure assessment;
  • Manage schedule, deliverables and the budgets of the projects or assigned tasks;
  • Respect the company’s quality standards;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • 3 years of experience in hazardous material assessments or industrial hygiene, ideally in a fast-paced consulting environment;
  • A completed university degree in occupational hygiene, workplace safety, environmental science or engineering;
  • Knowledge and good command of sampling techniques ;
  • Member of a professional association is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of existing environmental legislation;
  • Strong report writing and verbal communication skills;
  • ASP Construction safety card an asset (for Québec).


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).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our World of Possibilities microsite.

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.

Company: WSP Global Inc.

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