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WSP Canada

OHS Project Manager - Hazardous Materials Professional

Winnipeg, MB
Full Time
8 days ago
WSP Canada Inc. (WSP) has an opportunity for an intermediate to senior level Occupational Hygiene and Safety (OHS) Project Management Professional to join our team to provide hazardous building materials abatement / remediation and occupational hygiene assessment services to our clients in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Ontario.

TheProject Managerwill be involved in all stages of a project's life cycle (i.e., Proposal, Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Control, and Closure) for consulting services related to hazardous building materials, occupational hygiene, and safety. Most components of this role will relate to OHS environmental consulting scopes. The role will be focused on areas such as hazardous building material surveys, occupational hygiene, mould, noise and indoor air quality assessments, safety consulting, desktop analyses, feasibility studies, research and much more. This project management role will work closely with field technicians and fellow senior advisors and ensure the correct delivery of projects within budget and schedule.

If you are interested in a career in occupational hygiene and safety, have a strong interest in hazardous building materials and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this opportunity is for you.

A day in the life:

Reporting to the Prairies and North Occupational Hygiene and Safety Group Manager, your responsibilities will include but won't necessarily be limited to:
  • Responsible for managing budgets, scope, schedules, resourcing and client satisfaction while working closely with professionals from WSP's teams across Canada and supported by experienced technical specialists, project coordinators and technicians.
  • Must be familiar with the project scope and objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member in order to effectively co-ordinate the activities of the team.
  • Use project management tools, methods, and best practices to plan and manage projects in a way that aligns with the expectations of stakeholders and meet business needs.
  • The role is client-facing, and strong interpersonal skills combined with direct communication, ethics and integrity is a must.
  • Must be action-orientated, resourceful and have the ability to hold self and others accountable.
  • Technically competent in the assessment of buildings for various hazardous materials including asbestos, lead, PCBs, mercury components, ozone-depleting substances, and suspect visible mould growth and collecting bulk samples of suspect hazardous materials for laboratory analysis.
  • Preparing and reviewing hazardous building materials assessment reports.
  • Developing hazardous building materials management plans, safe work procedures, abatement specifications, and exposure control plans.
  • Conducting hazardous building materials condition assessments.
  • Conducting hazardous building material abatement/remediation inspections and air monitoring and preparing daily reports / project completion reports.
  • Assisting with completion of indoor air quality and occupational hygiene projects, under the supervision and direction of a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
  • Assisting clients with asset assessments, data management and compliance issues related to regulated materials.

This position requires local and regional travel and occasional out-of-town assignments. Assignments will at times be in remote areas and under physically demanding conditions. Work could be indoors our outdoors. Light to moderate lifting may be required.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Occupational Health and Safety or Environmental diploma / certificate / degree an asset with 3 - 8 years' experience in health and safety / hazardous materials / environmental assessments / monitoring or project management all an asset.
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science, Environmental, Business or related discipline.
  • Preference for those that have obtained industry related professional designations (e.g. CRSP, CIH, ROHT, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience with project financial tracking, and change management related to scopes of work.
  • Understanding and adherence to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI)
  • Experience in identifying and mitigating against project risks and developing risk registers.
  • Expertise in project planning, tracking and analysis (e.g., using MS Excel or similar programs).
  • Highly organized, adaptable, a developing leader, and calm under pressure.
  • Experience in managing multi-discipline team of consultants.
  • Proven focus on the management of clients and subcontractors.
  • Hazardous building materials training (e.g. AHERA Building Inspector Course, Asbestos Worker Course, Hazardous Materials Technician Course, Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor Course, Mould Assessment and Remediation Course, etc.) an asset.
  • Unrestricted Class 5 Driver's License, personal vehicle, and a good driving record (drivers abstract required).
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to technical excellence.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work in a team environment as well as independently.

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.