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Team Lead – Ecology and EIA

Reference #: 10678
City: Fredericton
Region: New Brunswick
Secondary Location: Moncton (Driscoll Crescent)
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 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 a Team Lead for our Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Team in Atlantic Canada (to be based in either our Fredericton, Moncton and Dartmouth locations). Reporting to the local Business Unit Leader, the successful candidate will assist in growing a team of environmental professionals. The Team Lead will remain highly active on project delivery and billable work, however is expected to act in a mentoring capacity to staff within the team.


  • Growing a team of technical staff focusing on environmental impact assessments and ecological studies;
  • Providing ongoing management of work load. Preparing proposals, work scopes, budgets, and schedules;   
  • Managing personnel and numerous complex projects simultaneously with tight and conflicting deadlines;
  • Providing environmental and regulatory leadership, and project team management to the team of Ecologists and Planners as well as direct external contractors;  
  • Representing company projects to stakeholders including regulators, industry groups, environmental groups, landowners, Aboriginal peoples and the public;
  • Securing environmental regulatory authorizations and responding to public, regulatory and legislative review of project environmental issues;
  • Developing and leading regional strategies and maintaining strong working relationships with key consultants and clients;
  • Championing our HS&E Commitment and underlying principles;
  • Collaborating with key internal groups responsible for regulatory, legal, and safety to identify and resolve issues, execute project execution plans and schedules, and support the integration of environment appropriately into transportation project planning;
  • Contributing to regulatory initiatives and industry standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental sciences, geography, public policy or related fields. A Master's Degree in an environmental field will be considered an asset;
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in managing environmental planning, permitting and compliance projects preferably in a consulting industry;
  • Knowledge and experience in field practices including environmental management principles and regulations in Atlantic provinces;
  • Strong organization skills and ability to schedule multiple tasks at various stages of projects, including field work and reporting;
  • Experience with and ability to develop, train, mentor and retain junior staff;
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues;
  • Occasional travel may be required to remote locations. Willing to travel locally for field work;
  • Excellent English (verbal /written) communication skills. French capabilities are considered an asset;
  • Must have reliable access to a vehicle with adequate insurance coverage as well as a full driver's license and clean driver's abstract.

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 Canada Inc.


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