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WSP Canada

Archaeological Field Director

Posted 4 days ago

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FORT ST JOHN

The Opportunity:

WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Fort St. John, BC location.

The successful candidate will have their Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director status and will complete mostly field-based work for existing projects, although there may be opportunities for office-based work. You will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our large regional heritage team and will have opportunities to work on multidisciplinary projects that will contribute to your professional development.

A day in the life:

As an Archaeological Field Director, your responsibilities will include:
  • Leading archaeological field programs while maintaining compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Working in a variety of environments, such as all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp or hotel setting;
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building by working closely with community members in the field in a respectful and collaborative manner;
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing sections of technical reports and site forms;
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • Participating in WSP's Health & Safety program;
  • Demonstrating a "Safety First" focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • Complying with WSP's Fit for Duty policy.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with relevant cultural resource management experience
  • Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director status in good standing
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the Subarctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • An aptitude for working collaboratively with Indigenous communities
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver's license (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at WSP will include:
  • Competitive remuneration packages;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialities;
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Career development planning tailored to help you reach your goals;
  • A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
  • Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team and from dedicated support staff;
  • National project opportunities;
  • Professional development through professional membership reimbursement, participation in practice area networks, and innovation funding to support new approaches to archaeology.


Compensation

Expected Salary (all locations): $72 600 - $123 400

WSPCanadais 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.

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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.

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

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.

Industry

Engineering

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-11

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