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WSP Canada

Nuclear Licensing Specialist

Posted 6 hours ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a highly experienced senior nuclear licensing specialist to join our Earth and Environment team in Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate will build a team of licensing and regulatory compliance practitioners for nuclear projects, providing strategic guidance and technical expertise to support clients in the nuclear industry.

Why WSP?
  • 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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Lead the development and implementation of licensing strategies for nuclear projects, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders on licensing and permitting matters, providing expert advice and support throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manage the preparation and submission of license applications, safety assessments, and other regulatory documents, coordinating with internal teams and external consultants as needed.
  • Conduct regulatory research and analysis to identify potential licensing issues, risks, and opportunities, and develop proactive strategies to address them.
  • Review and interpret relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines, and standards related to nuclear safety, environmental protection, and land use planning.
  • Build and mentor a team of licensing specialists, providing guidance, training, and support to enhance their technical capabilities and professional development.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including engineers, scientists, planners, and project managers, to integrate licensing requirements into project planning and execution.
  • Participate in stakeholder engagement activities, public consultations, and regulatory hearings, representing clients and advocating for their interests in a professional and effective manner.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and advancements in nuclear licensing and regulatory affairs, and apply this knowledge to enhance service delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Ensure compliance with WSP's quality management system, health and safety policies, and ethical standards in all aspects of work.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in environmental science, engineering, nuclear engineering, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in nuclear licensing, regulatory compliance, and preferably in the nuclear industry or consulting environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of federal regulations governing nuclear facilities, including the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations and guidelines.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading licensing efforts for nuclear projects, from initial concept through construction, operation, and decommissioning.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to navigate complex regulatory frameworks and resolve technical challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to diverse audiences, including clients, regulators, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management abilities, with a collaborative and inclusive approach to coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Professional certification or licensure in relevant disciplines (e.g., P.Eng., P.Geo.) is an asset.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-28

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