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WSP Canada

Senior Geochemist

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP has a new opportunity for a Senior/Principal Geochemist to join our Mine Water & Environment team on a full-time basis based in Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton/Western Canada. The selected candidate will support and lead geochemistry-related projects and proposal efforts with an emphasis on the mining and construction industries in Canada and globally. Projects typically involve material characterization, permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation.

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.

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.

#WeAre WSP #GlobalMining

What you can expect to do here:
  • Bringing your talents, training, enthusiasm, and solution-oriented focus to work as a valued and respected member of our multi-disciplinary team of professionals as we tackle some of the world's most challenging environmental problems and deliver some of the world's most innovative and relevant solutions;
  • From day one you'll be contributing to the business and technical mission of a multi-disciplinary team environment within Mine Environment and related technical discipline groups;
  • You will be a technical lead responsible for the technical approach and technical review of deliverables;
  • Contribute to, and lead, multi-disciplinary proposals to bring in a diverse range of projects to WSP;
  • You will be responsible for leading a technical team that will undertake summarizing and interpreting datasets, statistical analysis, and preparing written and graphical material for mission critical deliverables;
  • You will supervise early and mid career staff to ensure the implementation of quality assurance/quality control measures applicable to the task;
  • Oversee geochemical characterization studies of mine wastes (ore, waste rock, gases, and water), radiological assessments, and other environmental investigations with support from early and mid career professionals;
  • Oversee the delivery of reports to clients from concept to review and submission;
  • Responsibility for the technical lead of conceptual model development and supporting data management and interpretation;
  • Demonstrating a "Safety-First" focus and always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites where you undertake project work.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A degree in Geochemistry, Geoscience or Geology, Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology, Hydrology or related fields;
  • 10+ years work experience in geochemical assessments within natural or mine-affected sites;
  • Registered as a Professional Geologist or eligibility for professional registration as a Registered Professional Geologist or other applicable professional regulatory body within 6 months of starting;
  • Project management experience and experience reporting on material characterization, mine permitting and/or water quality modelling;
  • Understanding of environmental chemistry, geology, and mineralogy to support material characterization studies relating to mine operations;
  • Excellent client interaction skills;
  • Ability to develop and lead certain aspects of a business strategy related to geochemistry;
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills;
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Passion for working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and innovative thinking skills are essential;
  • Enthusiastic about generating innovative solutions to challenging environmental and geoscience problems;
  • A leader in health and safety and willing to support and promote safe working across all projects.


Expected Salary (all locations): $84,200 - $143,100

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 2024-09-10

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