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WSP Canada

Environmental Technician Fort St. John, BC 2022-05-30

6 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:

WSP Golder has an opportunity for an Indigenous Environmental Biologist and/or Technician to join the Environmental Planning & Permitting team in our Fort St. John, BC office. This contract will be a six-month, full-time equivalent, hourly position with an opportunity for extension.

This position is open to members of Treaty 8 First Nations and is ideally suited to anyone who has an interest in and/or experience with aquatics or fishery programs, appreciates the local river systems, and wants to spend the summer involved in scientific studies of the fish in the Peace River and its BC tributaries.

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:

•Participating in field programs in terrestrial and freshwater aquatic settings (i.e., environmental monitoring, fish and fish habitat assessments, fish salvage, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment, vegetation, and wildlife surveys);
•Planning for logistics and equipment;
•Acting as a crew member for simple to complex field programs;
•Quality control of field data collections and data entry;
•Assisting with and following safety requirements during field operations;
•Assisting with office-based background research and report preparation; and
•Performing physically demanding work in various weather conditions and at various times of the day.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•Strong commitment to health and safety;
•Self-starter and ability to work effectively in a team environment;
•Valid Class 5 driver's license;
•Comfortable working in and around water;
•Experience working in remote locations an asset.
•A technical diploma (Fish and Wildlife Technician), degree (e.g., a BSc in Biology) or an equivalent program, or an appropriate field-specific training program and relevant experience would be assets to your application. The following certifications will also be beneficial to your application, but can be provided to the chosen candidate if needed once the position is filled:
•Backpack electrofishing certification;
•Level 1 First Aid certificate with CPR and AED; and
•Level II Swift water rescue technician certification.

During the employment period, working with WSP Golder will provide valuable experience in:

•Understanding of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within BC;
•Understanding of various environmental sampling and data collections techniques;
•Boat and backpack electroshocking, fish species identification, biological sampling and tagging;
•Understanding of software commonly used in data collection (e.g., Microsoft Office); and
•Working knowledge and proficiency in the use of basic field navigation and survey equipment such as GPS, compass, clinometer, water quality meters etc.


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.

Fort St. John, BC
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