: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Technician
City : Toronto, ON
Category : Environment - Enviro Management
Industry : Engineering
Employer : WSP
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.
We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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 are 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 has a new opportunity for a Junior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Field Technician on a full-time basis based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with flexibility to report to a number of office locations across the GTA, and a flexible hybrid work environment. Our team is growing, and as a result, we are looking for you to join our multi-disciplinary team of occupational/industrial hygienists, EHS compliance auditing professionals, environmental assessment and management professionals, and hazardous materials managers in the GTA and across Ontario. As an EHS Field Technician at WSP, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of large, exciting, and challenging EHS and multi-disciplinary projects.
We look forward to welcoming you to the WSP team – where your education in Environmental Technology, Engineering Technology, or Architectural Technology (or a diploma in a related field, and/or a related university science or engineering degree) will be heavily utilized. The EHS Field Technician will be involved in a broad range of responsibilities including:
· Assisting clients in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.
· Conducting technical fieldwork, diligent notetaking, and report preparation.
· Maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients.
· Frequently travelling to sites across the GTA, and Ontario, as needed.
- We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
- Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
- A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
- Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
- Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
- A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.
We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.
A day in the life:
- Conducting occupational exposure assessments to chemical, biological and physical hazards in a variety of workplace settings.
- Conducting indoor air quality and potable / drinking water quality assessments.
- Conducting building assessments for hazardous materials / designated substances, including asbestos, lead, and mould.
- Providing on-site inspection services for hazardous materials remediation projects, including contractor oversight, air sampling, and reporting.
- Analyzing airborne fibre samples.
- Developing and maintaining good working relations with existing and perspective clients.
- From time to time, due to project needs, you may be required to work away from home, overnight, and on certain weekends – all project related travel will be covered by the company.
- Participating in and encouraging adherence to our Health and Safety policies and programs.
What you’ll bring to WSP:
· Occupational health and safety and environmental policy knowledge as demonstrated by a diploma, as a minimum, and demonstrated consulting experience is an asset.
· Understanding of occupational health and safety, construction, and environmental legislation in Ontario.
· Working knowledge of occupational hygiene and health and safety practices.
· Experience organizing and providing support during workshops involving participation from stakeholders and demonstrated experience summarizing and presenting results with an emphasis on written communication.
· Excellent computer skills for data management and manipulation including strong familiarity with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.
· Initiative to apply knowledge and suggest practical solutions to field challenges.
· Outstanding communication skills and willingness to continuously learn new skills.
· Access to a vehicle, a clean Driver’s Abstract, eligibility for Federal Reliability and/or Secret Clearance Status.