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WSP Canada

Geo-Environmental Field Technician Kamloops, BC 2022-02-08

Location
Kamloops, BC
Details
Full Time
2 days ago
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

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

KAMLOOPS, BC

We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.
The Opportunity:

WSP has an opportunity for an Environmental Field Technician to join our Environmental Remediation & Water team on a full-time basis based in Kamloops. It is expected the candidate will be self-motivated, enjoy working in the field, have a flexible attitude and be willing to support the wider BC interior offices as needed.
Why 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.

#WeAre WSP
A day in the life:

•Conducting contaminated site investigations and remediation projects at contaminated sites in British Columbia and the Yukon for clients from a wide range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, transportation, ports & harbours, and government agencies

•Carrying out fieldwork, including soil, groundwater, and surface water sampling

•Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, Golder's 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

•Supervising subcontractors for ground disturbance and utility location, surveying, borehole drilling, groundwater monitoring well installation, 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

•You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life-Saving rules to heart;
We'd love to hear from you if you have ...

•Environmental Technician Diploma, or similar

•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

•Previous experience with soil and groundwater sampling is an asset

•Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

•A positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn

•Ability to take direction and work in both a team environment and independently

•Being capable of working in various weather conditions

•Being able to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs

•Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

•Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

•A willingness to support out of town assignments for extended periods

•Valid driver's license (Class 5)

•Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, and general computer usage

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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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