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WSP Canada

Geotechnical./ Materials Engineering Technologist Kelowna, BC 2020-12-07

Kelowna, BC
Full Time
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 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're 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

Overview of the Opportunity:

At WSP our Geotechnical and Materials Testing Team are providing geotechnical investigations, laboratory testing and field construction services to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for an Intermediate Geotechnical / Materials Engineering Technologist to join the Environment team and to be located at our Kelowna office in beautiful British Columbia. Reporting to the Geotechnical group manager, you will be working with a team of specialists to conduct geotechnical investigations, assist in preparing proposals and reports, and conduct geotechnical construction reviews, overseeing the materials testing (soils and concrete) laboratory and providing materials testing services for land development and municipal infrastructure projects throughout the Southern Interior and BC area.

Why choose WSP?

• A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
• 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new thing; and
• 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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

• You will be conducting field review of ongoing construction related to geotechnical activities;
• You will be performing subgrade inspections, assess material on-site and provide feedback to project managers;
• You will also perform foundation, shoring, and ground improvement reviews in the field;
• You will be conducting field investigations by test pitting and drilling to log soil and groundwater conditions;
• You will be involved in management of field data, testing sheets, drawing markups, and geotechnical testing reports;
• You will oversee the geotechnical/materials testing laboratory including performing the testing when required which includes lab concrete testing, proctor and sieve tests, moisture content of soil, Atterberg limits, consolidation, swell and CBR testing, and execution of compaction and field concrete testing as per drawings and specification;
• You will work with and provide support to other members of the geotechnical group in BC in assisting with other field, lab, and office activities as required;
• You will assist in preparation of proposals and geotechnical engineering reports; and
• 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:

• Civil Engineering Technology diploma, preferably with a focus on Geotechnical Engineering;
• Registration as an AScT, PTech, or a GradTech with eligibility for registration as an AScT with ASTTBC;
• 5+ years field experience of field investigations, soils testing, subgrade evaluation, knowledge of concrete and asphalt testing an asset;
• Previous experience working as a geotechnical technologist;
• Knowledge of drilling (auger, sonic, etc.) and test pitting procedures;
• Must be mobile and willing to work on a combination of field and office work, as travel will be required;
• Must have a vehicle that can transport samples, concrete testing equipment, and nuclear densometer;
• Excellent computer skills, proficiency with common industry software is required (Word, Excel, gINT);
• Proficiency in ACAD is considered an asset;
• Desire to collaborate with a diverse team of engineers, technologists, and technicians on a broad range of geotechnical and materials testing projects;
• Be flexible, well organized, interested in technical and personal advancement within the geotechnical engineering field, and able to carry out assignments with minimal supervision and a good attitude;
• Ability to start work early and work late as per project demands;
• Ability to work out of town (as needed) and work weekends if required; and
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.


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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