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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Field Technologists - TransMountain Expansion Project Surrey, BC 2022-10-23

Surrey, BC
Full Time
5 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


WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions Canada Limited, soon to be renamed WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc. We have over 63,000 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. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

The Opportunity:


WSP E&I Canada is providing geohazard and geotechnical field services to the TransMountain Expansion Project. This project is essentially a twinning of this existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Strathcona County (near Edmonton), Alberta and Burnaby, BC and will increase the capacity of the pipeline system from approximately 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day.

With opportunities for multiple Geotechnical Field Technologists on our team, this is an exceptional opportunity to develop or expand your career and experience by being part of one of the largest and most complex engineering and construction projects in western Canada!

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.
• 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.

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:

•Promote safety culture by ensuring site specific HSE policies and safety standard procedures are adhered to
•Monitor geotechnical drilling, instrumentation installations, and core sample recovery.
•Classify soil and bedrock samples, and carry out various field testing of soils, bedrock, and groundwater
•Installation of various instruments pertaining to slope stability and foundation investigations.
•Taking readings from various type of geotechnical instruments (slope inclinometers SAAs VW's etc.)
•Programming, installing, and downloading information from data loggers
•Compilation of field data, record keeping and coordination of work including communication through verbal and written correspondence.
•Monitoring and reporting of construction observations and results and providing guidance during construction.
•Managing various type of subcontractors.
•Geotechnical Core logging
•Report writing of field and laboratory results.
•You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart;

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•Completion of a Geological, Construction or Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Program
•Geotechnical Drilling experience, specifically with the installation of geotechnical instruments
•Experience working on pipeline or other types of linear infrastructure projects is an asset.
•A minimum 2 years of relevant industry experience.
•Flexibility to work a variety of schedules (from 1 week on up to 3 weeks on shift (days / nights) in a range of weather conditions is required for this role
•Ability to go to the field (or a site) for up to 3 weeks at a time is required for this role.
•Good written and verbal English communication skills
•Required to be physically and mentally fit for work.
•Highly motivated individual with good communication/networking skills and commitment to client service and technical excellence
•Team-oriented, self-motivated and safety conscience with strong problem solving skills
•Ability to follow directions and work independently.
•Willing to do a variety of tasks and able to prioritize.
•Ability to work in the laboratory (including geologic core logging) and office settings.
•Working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite of programs.
•Standard First Aid Level C with AED, CSTS, and H2S Alive is an asset.
•Pre-access drug and alcohol testing.
•Unrestricted Class 5 driver's license valid in British Columbia
•Clean Driver's Abstract (to be provided by successful candidates)

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 .

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