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WSP Canada

Senior Geochemist Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 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


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:

We are looking for a Senior Geochemist to join our team. In this position, you would help lead and direct geochemistry assessment work, primarily in the Canadian mining and oil sands sector. The position is based in western Canada, with the option of you siting in one of our Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton offices (location is flexible). You would be joining a team consisting of more than 30 other geochemists across Canada with an established reputation for delivering quality work.

The job will involve overseeing staff working to complete large-scale projects, many of which will involve interactions with other disciplines. Work products will include models, reports, regulatory submissions and other similar deliverables, as well as responding to client, regulatory and stakeholder inquires, questions and comments. You may also appear as an expert witness before regulatory boards and participate as an expert witness in other similar processes.

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:

•You'll be developing and reviewing proposed scopes of work, schedules and budgets related to the completion of geochemistry, water quality and environmental assessment projects
•You'll be working with others to manage individual and the overall team workload, as well as working with others to identify staffing lists for each project
•You'll be developing, directing, and overseeing the execution of:
•Project plans and assessment approaches
•Model development, calibration, and validation
•Technical reports, memorandum, presentations, and other project deliverables

•You'll be overseeing multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations, with responsibility for models and other project deliverables meetings expectations for quality
•You'll be designing, planning, and overseeing field programs, that focus on understanding the geochemical characteristics of materials for mining clients and oil sands operators
•You'll be managing, analyzing, and interpreting measured and modelled data, and providing technical oversight and quality control for data collection, management, and analysis
•You'll be working with multi-disciplinary project teams to integrate results of geochemical characterization programs into large scale environmental assessments, side-wide water quality models, geochemical conceptual models and acid-rock drainage/metal leaching management plans
•You'll be supervising, training, and mentoring junior and intermediate staff to develop their skill sets including technical skills, project experience, and general consulting and decision-making skills
•You'll be actively promoting a culture of health and safety
•You'll be taking an active role in developing and maintaining client relationships and business development opportunities

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•A university degree (M.Sc. or higher preferred) in Geochemistry
•Minimum of 10 years of experience or equivalent
•Proven experience in the field of geochemistry, with consulting experience an asset
•Demonstrated experience in managing teams and delivering work products in a timely fashion, ideally within a consulting environment
•Previous experience in dealing with regulatory processes
•Excellent technical writing and communication skills
•Demonstrated project management and technical skills
•Knowledge of mining-related environmental practices
•Knowledge of environmental assessment processes and permitting requirements
•Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, and work independently
•Experience in presenting technical information to the general public

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 .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

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