Senior Land Use Specialist
City : Victoria, BC
Category : Environment - Ecology & EIA
Industry : Engineering
Employer : WSP
VICTORIA / VANCOUVER (Open to locations in offices across BC)
We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. We have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.
WSP is seeking an intermediate - senior Land Use Specialist to join our BC Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment team on a full-time basis. Our team of social scientists and engagement specialists works in Canada and internationally on environmental and socio-economical impact assessments; policy and program development; social management planning, sustainability initiatives, engagement, social due diligence, and third-party monitoring. The successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to work on interesting and diverse projects across BC, with a wide range of complexity.
- 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.
- Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
- 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 land and marine use assessments as part of environmental impact assessments for projects and developments in infrastructure, power and sustainable energy, mining, oil and gas;
- Secondary research and primary qualitative and quantitative data collection and field work;
- Data analysis and reporting;
- Interacting with clients and regulators;
- Engaging with Indigenous nations, stakeholders and the public;
- Developing land and marine use management planning for projects to meet regulatory and corporate requirements and best practice;
- Providing support for other WSP services including socio-economic impact assessments and social management plan development;
- Assisting with marketing WSP’s land use assessment services under the direction of senior staff;
- Contributing to the business and technical mission of a multi-disciplinary team environment within environmental assessment and related technical discipline groups;
- Providing technical direction and mentoring to junior staff;
- Proposal preparation;
- Technical presentations and publications.
What you'll bring to WSP ...
- A graduate degree in natural resource management, planning, GIS, geography or other relevant degree with 5 years or more of relevant professional technical experience;
- Professional designation (e.g., RPP, PAg) considered an asset;
- Experience working on multi-disciplinary projects and teams, and environmental impact assessments;
- Strong field survey skills and experience, including design and implementation of field programs and logistics, equipment usage, and health and safety protocols;
- Experience in visual quality assessment desirable but not a requirement;
- Demonstrated project management experience;
- Experience working with Indigenous nations;
- Understanding of federal and provincial/territorial environmental assessment legislation and regulations;
- Experience in proposal writing;
- Available for business travel and extended working hours as may be required;
- Excellent work ethic with strong organization and time management skills;
- Strong team player - ability to work with all levels of an organization;
- Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.