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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Laboratory Student - SU 2024

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
CO-OP Student Geotechnical Laboratory

A day in the life:

  • You'll be carrying out laboratory tests to known industry standards on soils, aggregates as well as concrete and other construction materials as required;
  • You'll be participating in relevant CCIL certifications as needed, and ensuring prompt and accurate testing and reporting of results;
  • You'll be completing accurate and concise data gathering for a variety of test methods in a manner suitable for efficient data entry of test results to produce a final and accurate report;
  • You'll be supporting equipment calibration, maintenance and general housekeeping requirements to maintain a safe working environment in the laboratory;
  • You'll be participating in the laboratory quality control program, supporting internal/external audits and assisting in the identification and investigation as well as communicating of non-conformances to the Lab Lead;
  • You'll be supporting sample management and the safe materials handling practices required for shipping, receiving, logging, handling, storage and disposal of samples;
  • You'll be interacting with staff in the Office including field technicians and technologists, administrative and professional staff, as well as with some clients.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Enrolment in a post-secondary technical education in Civil Engineering/Technology or related discipline;
  • Previous experience in Geotechnical/Materials laboratory is preferred;
  • Individual certification with the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories preferred;
  • Time management skills, organizational skills, independent thinking skills, problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to take direction and work independently as well as be a team member and collaborate with other lab personnel;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to schedule and coordinate multiple tasks and assignments;
  • Accurate and efficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) with data entry, data interpretation and report generating skills;
  • Sound understanding of the need for health and safety procedures in the workplace/Possess a safety conscious attitude
  • Safety oriented attitude; current First Aid and WHMIS training will be considered an asset


Expected Salary (all locations): $20.50/hr -$31.25/hr

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.
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