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WSP Canada

Senior Mine Closure Specialist

Full Time
The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Senior Mine Closure Specialist to join our Earth & Environment - Mining team in western Canada (offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon). The Senior Mine Closure Specialist is responsible for preparing mine closure plans, from conceptual to detailed, for all types of mining. This role also includes supporting the mine closure business strategy and undertaking business development activities both internally and externally to increase our exposure as well as the diversity and number of opportunities.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture ofInclusionandBelonging
  • OurFlexible 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.
  • OurHybrid 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.
  • ACanadiansuccess story - we'reproudto wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhancethe world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstandingcareer opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open toyourideas and tryingnewthings.
  • A phenomenalcollaborativeculture and a workforce filled with genuinelygood peoplewho 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:
  • Develop and manage closure plans for mining operations
  • Prepare and submit conceptual and detailed closure plans to regulatory agenciesAlign closure plans with regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate with technical specialists to develop cohesive, integrated closure plans
  • Work with clients to provide advice and determine their needs, expectations, and requirements
  • Train and supervise junior and intermediate professionals, providing technical review and assisting with career development
  • Coordinate with stakeholders, including government agencies, local communities, and environmental groups, as required
  • Delegate tasks to junior and intermediate staff, provide review and training, and support career development
  • Integrate with our global Practice Area Network (PAN) to share technical knowledge and work opportunities
  • Participate in hiring, performance reviews, and training decisions
  • Participate in development and implementation of WSP's mining business plan
  • Work collaboratively with other senior members of the Global Mining team to implement the business growth strategy, develop, and maintain relationships with a broad client base
  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • 5 -10+ years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment
  • An undergraduate or post-graduate degree in mining, geotechnical or geological engineering, or a related degree and relevant work experience
  • Currently registered (or have the ability to register) as a Professional in Canada
  • Excellent technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence; ability to establish good relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Strong, client-focused project direction and business development skills
  • Ability to manage risk
  • Ability to effectively delegate work and lead diverse, interdisciplinary project teams
  • Business acumen and leadership


Expected Salary (all locations): $99 300 - $168 900

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
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.

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