KELOWNA or KAMLOOPS
We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. 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 a new and exciting opportunity for Field Directors
to join our Heritage
team in our Kelowna and Kamloops locations. The successful candidates will have their Interior Field Director status and will complete both fieldwork and office-based work. The successful candidate will also assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the Interior and will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our large regional heritage team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth. Why WSP?
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.#WeAreWSPA day in the life:
- 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.
- Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
- 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.
As a Field Director your responsibilities will include:
What you'll bring to WSP ...
- Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources setting and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
- Leading archaeological field programs;
- Preparing and contributing to proposals;
- Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner;
- Assisting with managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing;
- Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building;
- Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports;
- 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.
Your benefits at WSP will include:
- Interior Field Director status in good standing;
- Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types within the Interior Plateau culture area ;
- Experience working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships in the Southern Interior Plateau;
- An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions and varying durations;
- Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets. Experience with Survey 1,2,3 and ESRI Field Maps is an asset;
- Strong writing skills and experience writing interim and final permit reports;
- An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently;
- Solid MS Office skills;
- Valid driver's licence (Class 5) and an ability at times to get to local project work sites or the office;
- UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.
- Competitive benefits and remuneration packages;
- Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
- On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
- National project opportunities;
- Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialities (e.g., faunal analysis, underwater archaeology, lithic analysis, and human osteology);
- Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals;
- Employer matched pension plan;
- Paid vacation days and ability to bank overtime;
- Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs;
- A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
- Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office;
- Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team (e.g., geomorphologists, geotechnical engineers, traditional use specialists, and plant and animal biologists) and from dedicated support staff (e.g., GIS, accounting);
- We support professional development through professional membership reimbursement and participation in technical communities.
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
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.
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