Junior Waste Management Engineer


Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time

Nov 2

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.


Our Mississauga/Waterloo, Ontario office is seeking a Waste Management Engineer-in-Training ready to join one of our fastest growing Canadian Operations. This position is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of an established waste management practice in Canada with a vision of maximizing resource recovery through waste management. We are seeking a technically strong waste management engineer-in-training to grow into an industry leader with our team.


Our New Graduates have the ability to participation in GHD’s Waste Management Technical Service Line, New Graduate and Young Professional Programs and other networking and mentorship opportunities.


This position is a great opportunity to be part of an established Waste Management practice in Canada with a bright future ahead. If you are passionate and committed to advancing circular economy initiatives within our communities, this may be the role you've been searching for!



  • Contribute to waste resource recovery projects that include zero waste strategies, anaerobic digestion facilities, composting facilities, landfills, transfer stations and/or waste-to-energy facilities.
  • Support GHD’s Future Energy initiative through decarbonization projects with the execution of fast-paced project work, including Anaerobic Digestion, Renewable Natural Gas and hydrogen projects.
  • Complete tasks for waste projects requiring permitting, operations support, studies, conceptual and detailed design, construction administration, GHG and environmental benefits analysis, and support strategic business development activities. Tasks will include collaboration with multi-discipline engineering personnel and technical personnel to complete deliverables that span from feasibility through design, construction, commissioning to operation.
  • Complete field oversight of waste management facility construction, rehabilitation/repairs and operations. Participate in field work including monitoring programs. Complete field investigations at waste management facilities to support design and environmental compliance reporting. Prepare field notes, mark-up drawings, support payment certification, and participate in communication to clients on observed activities.
  • Support business development activities and preparation of proposals with other Waste Management Team and GHD members
  • Effectively communicate and connect with team members, contractors and clients.



  • Civil or environmental engineer
  • 0-2 year of relevant experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and French
  • Knowledge of organics management, technologies and regulations will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario waste management regulatory framework
  • Valid drivers' license with driving record in good standing
  • Willingness and ability for travel within Ontario, Canada and internationally and to conduct field work, as required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint



Why GHD? 

Being the best we can be is in our culture.  

We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.  


Our commitment to you 

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business. 


Who we are 

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients. 

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We are committed to addressing the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and communities.