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Environmental technician - Hazardous Material
Business Line Environment
ID # 10144
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, 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 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





WSP is currently seeking two Occupational Hygiene / Hazardous Materials Technicians to join our Environmental Management department in our National Capital Region offices. We believe in providing our employee with a phenomenal work environment and interesting projects. We will supply you with the tools to succeed professionally. You will join an outstanding team and benefit from mentorship industry leaders who will support you and help you to your career to the next level.

About this opportunity

You will be working with the Discipline Manager. You will complete environmental field investigations including building assessment for hazardous materials and designated substances (including asbestos), mould investigations, and abatement monitoring. You will work on numerous projects such as the Centre Block Rehabilitation project.

  • Do you love working on a wide variety of projects, tasks and assignments, responding easily to changing priorities?
  • Do you like to run field investigations?


  • Building surveys for asbestos, mould, lead, mercury and other designated substances and hazardous materials;
  • We provide Inspection services related to hazardous materials (including asbestos and mould) abatement to ensure the contractor is conducting work in accordance with applicable industry standards and legislation;
  • You will conduct air monitoring for asbestos with analysis by phase contrast microscopy (PCM); and for mould, lead, indoor air quality parameters, etc. on an as-needed basis;
  • Technical report writing based on comprehensive field notes collected on site;
  • We will entrust you to carry out assignments with minimal supervision;
  • We will supply with the tools and equipment to conducting field investigations but will also be expected to review laboratory results and prepare reports and CAD drawings;
  • Ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • You have completed a college diploma or university degree in occupational hygiene, environmental science or engineering;
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) applications;
  • You have strong verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience with Hazardous Materials - in particular asbestos. 
  • You have a keen eye for detail, including documentation;
  • Your Enthusiasm, inventiveness, and detail oriented. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively and you respond to time-sensitive issues;
  • We need someone who is self-motivated, enjoys working independently, but also able to work in a team environment;
  • You have an ability to think logically and bring practical solutions to field challenges;
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends as required for project work;



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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Ottawa, ON

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