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Environmental Student

Reference #: 7948
City: Calgary
Region: Alberta
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Student
Business Line: Environment



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 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 an Environmental Science and/or Engineering Student to join our Environmental Team, located at our Calgary, AB office. Reporting to the Team Lead, this position will be eligible for an 8 or 4 month term starting May 1st, 2018.


  • Supporting our Environmental Team, we are looking for a self-motivated team member to help assist with groundwater monitoring, borehole drilling, data entry, reviewing of technical data, environmental site assessments, and remediation projects
  • Work independently and with teams in both office and field settings
  • Assist in the technical writing of letters and reports
  • Assist in providing technical advice to clients and project teams (consultants and contractors)
  • Manage multiple priorities
  • Learn and excel through daily project work
  • Follow all company policies and standard operating procedures
  • Adhere to health and safety rules and regulations at all times
  • Operate tools and machinery safely and efficiently according to company protocol
  • Work with other team members to effectively complete assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned/required


  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and/or Engineering
  • Excellent academic record
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Ability to quickly identify and understand project issues and opportunities
  • A team player who thrives on working with other successful, energetic people
  • Excellent communicator, with strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Good initiative, attention to detail
  • Must have a full Class 5 driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Able to work long hours on one’s feet and perform physically demanding tasks
  • Physically healthy; must be able to lift 50+ pounds at a time
  • Able to work out of town for extended periods (typically one to four weeks)
  • Training in Standard First Aid, WHMIS, H2S Alive, and Ground Disturbance

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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