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WSP USA Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Specialist in St Louis, Missouri

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Specialist

Req ID 6886

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Specialist

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 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 currently initiating a search for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Specialist for our Minneapolis, MN office. The following locations will also be considered: St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO . Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that exceeds our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Our clients span a wide range of industries, including renewable energy, petroleum, transportation, industrial/commercial, mining, and local government agencies. You will be involved in a variety of projects from long-term endeavors with established project teams, to short-term, quick-turn projects with self-driven groups and individuals. Our goal at WSP is to help you succeed and grow your career.

Your Impact

  • Provide EHS compliance program support for clients including developing procedures and permits, preparing and submitting periodic regulatory reports, and completing Phase I environmental site assessments.

  • Prepare written and verbal technical reports, including documentation of audits and field investigations, regulatory research, evaluation of findings, data management and interpretation, and development of graphical and tabular presentation of data.

  • Manage tasks and projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and delivering high quality reports on time and within budget.

  • Synthesize large amounts of information contained in regulatory files, environmental permits, and other environmental documentation.

  • Mentor and develop staff, with opportunity to grow into a team leader.

  • Assist with development and scoping of small and medium-sized projects,

  • Assist in the development of proposals, and manage and develop client relationships. Remain current in latest environmental science subject matter and techniques.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, Occupational Health & Safety, Engineering, Earth Science or a related discipline

  • 5 to 7 years of experience.

  • Experience with evaluating/maintaining EHS regulatory compliance in industrial settings.

  • Experience conducting Phase I environmental site assessments following ASTM International Standard E 1527-13 and ASTM Rural Standard E 2247-16.

  • Participation in an OSHA-mandated medical surveillance program will be required. Applicants must be able to wear a full-face respirator.

  • Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain, and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities.

  • This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.

  • Valid US driver’s license.

  • Travel up to 30% of the time. Must be willing to make trips on short notice, including to local sites, and travel via air or land, including the potential for overnight travel.

  • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.

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

  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic and deadline-driven 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 business writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.

  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

  • Working knowledge of U.S. environmental laws and regulations, including but not limited to RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, CWA, and CAA, international experience a plus.

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Material Manager, and/or other related environmental certifications.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 30%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full


  • All locations: US-MN-Minneapolis, US-MO-Kansas City, US-MO-St Louis

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 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid 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.