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WSP Canada

Environmental Field Technician

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP has a new full-time opportunity for an Environmental Field Technician to join our Remediation team based in Vancouver. This opportunity will allow you to travel frequently to sites across British Columbia to conduct environmental field work, supervise contractors, and manage on-site health and safety procedures. When not working in the field you will have the opportunity to learn to prepare technical reports and develop project coordination skills. It is expected that you are self-motivated and will demonstrate strong time management and communication skills.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

#WeAreWSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, clients, employees, and the public
  • Identifying and reporting potential and existing site hazards, near loss incidents, and loss incidents
  • Maintaining excellent field notes and collecting and handling soil and groundwater samples
  • Carrying out fieldwork (i.e. groundwater monitoring, K-test data collection and analysis, soil sampling through test pit excavations or borehole drilling, subcontractor supervision, and drilling investigations, etc.) or office assignments under the direction of more experienced scientists and technical employees
  • Supervising subcontractors for ground disturbance and utility location, surveying, borehole drilling, groundwater monitoring well installation, and test pit excavation
  • Overseeing remedial contractors including directing remedial excavations, waste tracking and progress reporting
  • Preparing and coordinating project documentation, subcontractors, and equipment for field programs
  • Filing and managing all project-related field notes including some data entry and assistance with report preparation
  • Performing and recording work tasks as requested efficiently and accurately while adhering to current industry standards and regulatory requirements
  • Travelling to sites across British Columbia for multiple days to complete field tasks

What you'll bring to WSP:

The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Diploma in environmental sciences
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn and the ability to work with little supervision
  • Strong awareness of health and safety issues and a safety conscious attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with particular attention to detail and accuracy of field notes
  • A valid driver's license
  • Willingness to travel out of town for work
  • Eligibility for professional certification is an asset.

Compensation

Expected Salary (all locations): $45,500 - $79,000

WSP Canada is 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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.

Industry

Engineering

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-17

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