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WSP USA Engagement Specialist in North Bay, Ontario

Our team in Ontario currently has an opportunity for an Engagement Specialist with experience consulting with the public, private businesses, government agencies and Indigenous Nations to develop projects with appropriate consideration given to their opinions and viewpoints. You will utilize your expertise in coordination and communication to facilitate all aspects of meetings with these groups, from the development of presentation materials to the logistics of booking venues, to delivering presentations, to collecting and analyzing feedback and collaborative input to guide the development of projects, their associated studies, and potential impact mitigation strategies. You will rely on your knowledge of various stakeholder tracking software solutions to record feedback and generate reports for the use of project teams. You will be a member of a supportive team of social science and engagement specialists dedicated to excellence.

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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • You will develop and implement communication and stakeholder engagement strategies for projects in a variety of sectors including transportation, mining and energy resources.

  • You will oversee and facilitate stakeholder meetings, public events, community liaison committees, community pop-up events and virtual meetings.

  • You will lead consultation efforts with Indigenous Nations, which may involve interfacing with WSP’s engineering teams to develop plain language project descriptions and presenting them to Indigenous Nations to solicit feedback and develop collaborative plans for projects to progress while respecting the values and rights of Indigenous People and Nations.

  • You will coordinate logistics for meetings with stakeholder and partners, as well as attend such meetings, prepare presentations and take meeting minutes.

  • You will build and enhance relationships with Indigenous Nations, the public, project partners, and stakeholders.

  • You will be responsible for writing reports and technical memos and stakeholder engagement plans.

  • Your work will be highly collaborative, supporting participation of Indigenous Nations and other stakeholder in the Environmental Assessment and permitting process.

  • You will ensure health and safety policies are followed and be a role model for WSP's Life Saving and corporate values.

  • You will primarily be home/office-based but may need to travel for short-duration trips and events.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in environmental studies, environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related discipline

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental planning and/or the coordination of environmental permits and approvals, including preparation of applications.

  • A knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and governance.

  • A knowledge of the Canadian regulatory and policy context, including leading practice in Indigenous engagement and participation.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Knowledge of an Indigenous language would be an asset. Knowledge of both English and French would be an asset;

  • Experience working on complex projects and working with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Experience with building client relationships

  • A strong passion – WSP will give serious consideration to candidates that may not demonstrate all the above qualifications but show promise and a desire to develop their career in this area of practice.

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.

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

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. (https://www.wsp.com/en-CA/careers/notice-to-staffing-agencies)