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WSP Canada

Archaeological Field Director

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
VANCOUVER

The Opportunity:

WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist/Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Vancouver location. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the BC Region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

WSP has a large backlog of local project work which affords the successful candidate an opportunity to work locally for the majority of the year, should that be desired.

A day in the life:

As a Field Director/Professional Archaeologist your responsibilities will include:
  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources setting and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Leading archaeological field programs
  • Preparing and contributing to proposals
  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Assisting with managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
  • Participating in WSP's Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a "Safety First" focus and acting as a role model to other staff

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience;
  • Field Director status in the Northwest Coast culture area;
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types;
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships in the Lower Mainland area;
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions and varying durations;
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets;
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently;
  • Solid MS Office skills;
  • Valid driver's license (Class 5);
  • First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.

Your benefits at WSP will include:
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • National project opportunities;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialities (e.g., faunal analysis, underwater archaeology, lithic analysis, and human osteology);
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals;
  • Employer matched pension plan;
  • Paid vacation days and ability to bank overtime;
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs;
  • A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office;
  • Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team (e.g., geomorphologists, geotechnical engineers, traditional use specialists, and plant and animal biologists) and from dedicated support staff (e.g., GIS, accounting);
  • We support professional development through professional membership reimbursement and participation in technical communities.

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Compensation

Expected Salary (all locations): $72 600 - $123 400

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.

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.
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