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Waste Management Specialist

Position: Waste Management Specialist
Term: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: March 12, 2020
Job Start Date: April 1, 2002
Job Location: Calgary or Vancouver

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics. Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

Our Northwest Region (Western Canada and the US Northwest) is seeking a Senior Waste Management Specialist ready to join one of our fastest- growing business lines. The candidate would join our North American waste management group of 120 professionals. You will be expected to contact new clients and prospects to grow the business of the waste management practice in the Northwest Region. This role is created to specifically focus on expanding traditional waste management work as well as alternative waste management projects such as organics management through composting and anaerobic digestion. You will also work closely with GHD’s waste management planning group.

GHD has a strong mentorship program and this candidate will be working directly with a Principal/Vice-President of the waste management group. Professional development opportunities through the GHD Business School including internal global technical conferences along with external training are available and participation in relevant industry associations is supported and encouraged.

This position is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of an established Solid Waste practice with an exciting future ahead. We are seeking a technically strong Senior Solid Waste Management Specialist who wants play an active role in growing our waste management team to leverage GHD’s significant experience in new and innovative technologies in waste management.


Reporting to a Principal/Vice President, you will complete tasks including the following:

  • Establishing long-lasting client relationships with municipal and private clients and prospects
  • Working with the Regional Business Development Manager to build the business in the Northwest to
  • Lead proposals for new projects
  • Lead waste management projects on time and budget for municipal and private clients requiring permitting, operations support, detailed design, construction management and inspection, and environmental studies
  • Lead GHD’s waste management projects including planning and design of composting facilities, and anaerobic digestion facilities, landfills, transfer stations, composting facilities, material recovery facilities, transfer stations, and renewable natural gas projects. Further extend to Northwest Region GHD’s core strength in alternative waste technologies, especially in organics management
  • Work with GHD’s waste management planning team to undertake the technical component of master plans
  • Own the preparation of technical reports and complete peer reviews of designs completed by others in the Waste Management group
  • Effectively communicate and connect with existing and prospective clients
  • Complete regulatory conformance reviews
  • Project management of studies and designs to support permitting applications
  • Undertake liaison activities with regulators
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to intermediate and junior technical staff across our offices in Northwest Region
  • Provide internal leadership in the growth and direction of the North American Waste Management Team


  • Engineer with a P.Eng. in AB and BC (preferably both), or be eligible, scientist or planner
  • 15+ years of experience in the solid waste industry
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a consulting role
  • 10 years’ experience in a business development role
  • Valid class 5 drivers’ license with driving record in good standing
  • Willingness and ability for overnight travel and to conduct field work
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to work in a highly-skilled and diversified project team
  • Experience in organic waste processing and waste technologies is considered an asset

Our commitment to you:

Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

We offer an opportunity to be part of a growing and dynamic employee owned company, a professional working environment with career development potential, flexible hours and a competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience in a privately held, quality driven and client focused company.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

How To Apply: Email

Application Details: Please visit this careers page link or email me:

GHD Limited
3445 114 Avenue SE, Suite 103
Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0K6


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