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WSP USA Senior Lead EH&S Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 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 and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is initiating a search for a compliance-focused Senior Compliance Professional for our Boston Massachusetts office to be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The Senior Compliance Professional will provide project management and technical assistance and guidance for environmental compliance, environmental permitting and health and safety projects. These projects will be completed working with a Team of people with expertise in water/wastewater/stormwater; air emissions; hazardous materials/waste; health and safety and industrial hygiene.

Your Impact

  • Provide environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance support for clients, including developing procedures and permits, preparing and submitting periodic regulatory reports, and conducting site assessments, desktop reviews, and audits.

  • Evaluate, review, prepare, and/or supervise the preparation of SPCC Plans, FRPs, ERAPs, SWPPPs, and other related regulatory related plans and documents, Phase I environmental site assessments, and EHS audits, including performing site inspections.

  • Demonstrated EHS auditing and reporting experience.

  • Prepare technical reports / presentations and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or address environmental health and safety issues.

  • Develop and prepare environmental compliance cost estimates and proposals in response to client needs and other business development activities.

  • Plan and manage projects according to client-approved scopes of work and deliver high-quality deliverables on time and within project budget.

  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.

  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • 10+ years of relevant post-education experience in compliance-focused environmental, health and safety consulting.

  • Diversified understanding of process operations in the manufacturing, chemical, pharma and healthcare, industries.

  • Working knowledge with the concepts of reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances, processes, or products, and mitigation programs.

  • Working knowledge of relevant State and Federal environmental laws, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements, including but not limited to RCRA, CERCLA, NPDES, TSCA, PHMSA, SARA, CWA, CAA, DOT, and OSHA.

  • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, math principles, predictive models, and tools.

  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120), including annual 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher, and basic first aid and adult CPR training.

  • Up to 25% travel may be required, depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Professional Registration, and/or other related environmental certifications


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.