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WSP Canada

Environmental Field Technician

Posted 5 days ago

Job Description

We are currently seeking Environmental Field Technicians to join our Contaminated Lands department, located at our Vancouver, Victoria and Terrace offices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting field work related to monitoring, investigating, remediating, and reclaiming contaminated sites. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will support projects related to the assessment. It is expected the candidate will be 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.


The Opportunity
  • Fieldwork and coordination for Environmental Site Investigations;
  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, WSP's clients, employees, and the public
  • Planning and conducting soil, groundwater, soil vapour and surface water sampling using a variety of techniques;
  • Overseeing soil hydro-excavation and drilling contractors including soil classifications and groundwater monitoring well installation;
  • Working with contractors to oversee test pitting, excavation, surveying, utility locating work;
  • Overseeing remedial contractors including directing remedial excavations, waste tracking, and progress reporting
  • Using appropriate technology and equipment to collect field data;
  • Compiling, analyzing, and reviewing data to develop a conceptual model of site characteristics and interpreting nature and extent of contamination;
  • Conducting environmental monitoring during construction to document adherence to environmental protection measures;
  • Traveling for fieldwork;
  • Applying and interpreting results for quality and accuracy of the end product
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned;

We'd love to hear from you if you have ...
  • A completed college diploma or university degree specializing in environmental science or a related discipline;
  • Previous experience with soil and groundwater sampling is a requirement
  • More than 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Logical thinking and ability to bring practical solutions to field challenges;
  • Attention to detail in the completion of project-critical documentation;
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to schedule multiple tasks within set deadlines for various stages of projects, including field work and reporting;
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently or in a team environment;
  • Strong awareness of health and safety issues and a safety-conscious attitude;
  • Active enjoyment of outdoors, in all seasons and weather;
  • Have a valid BC drivers license.



Expected Salary (all locations): $46,500 to $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.


  • 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.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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