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WSP Canada

Archaeological Field Technician

Full Time
7 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP has a new opportunity for an Archaeological Field Technician to join our Heritage team in our Fort St. John, BC location for the 2023 field season.

The successful candidate will be specifically hired to support existing project work. Field work may be on a variety of different schedules (e.g., 10 working days followed by 4 days off or 5 working days and then 2 off). Work is anticipated to extend through the fall and into the winter as needed. This is a temporary hourly position that may be extended or be shortened depending on changing schedules and/or weather conditions. There may be an opportunity for the position to become full-time.

A day in the life:

As an Archaeological Field Technician, you will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation, and mitigative excavation under the direction of the Field Supervisor and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner;
  • Demonstrating a "Safety First" focus and acting as a role model to other staff and participating in WSP's Health & Safety program;
  • Complying with WSP's Fit for Duty Policy;
  • Working in a variety of environments, such as all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp or hotel setting;
  • Performing other duties as required, including but not limited to, artifact analysis, reporting, and research.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • An Archaeology, Anthropology or related undergraduate degree (or nearing completion) would be an asset, but is not required for this position;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with Indigenous community members;
  • Basic knowledge of British Columbia archaeology would be an asset;
  • Able to work in varying terrain and weather conditions;
  • Ability to do strenuous field work, including hiking in uneven terrain, carrying heavy loads, and manual excavation;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to take direction and work in both a team environment and independently;
  • Valid driver's license (Class 5);
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.

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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