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Junior Engineer, Waste Management

Reference #: 7914
City: Hamilton 
Region: Ontario
Secondary Location: St Catharines (King Street)
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Environment



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 37,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment. 

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport 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’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, 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’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us. 


WSP  is currently seeking a Landfill and Waste Management Engineer to join our Central Ontario Environment group, located at our Hamilton office. Reporting to the Team Lead, Environment, this position is responsible for working with waste management and landfill engineering project managers on our current waste management projects with clients based in Ontario, and nationally.


  • Evaluate alternate designs, procedures and criteria to solve waste management and landfill design challenges including leachate and gas management systems, storm water management systems, equipment, systems and/or structures;
  • Write technical reports as well as design and operations reports and operations manuals to document engineering analysis;
  • Planning, management and coordination of detailed waste management/landfill engineering and planning projects;
  • Ensure environmental compliance with regulatory authorities, standards, regulations and codes;
  • Conduct detailed feasibility studies for waste management projects with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Construction observation and administration to ensure adherence to environmental permits and regulations, design specification and customer requirements;
  • Conduct on-site visits, complete site inspections and investigations, monitor and record contractor field installations;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering; Masters degree an asset;
  • 5+ years of experience in waste management and landfill engineering design (civil/solid waste management);
  • Engineer in Training or Professional engineer registered with the PEO;
  • Direct experience in landfill and waste management engineering design and construction projects; post closure plans; landfill design, operations and maintenance plans and construction quality assurance;
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally;
  • Contribute to the group with a positive attitude and the ability to work both in a team and independently;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access);
  • Knowledge of CAD design and Civil 3D is considered an asset;
  • Experience in compiling complex civil design and construction reports including design drawings and specifications;
  • Experience in landfill gas monitoring and beneficial end-use;
  • Experience with waste transfer station, compost facilities; materials recycling facilities and waste-to-energy an asset;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities with defined deadlines;
  • Ability to liaise with clients and prepare technical proposals and cost estimates.

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 Canada Inc.

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