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WSP Canada

Hydrogeologist Lead Kelowna, BC 2022-10-23

Kelowna, BC
Full Time
2 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 a new opportunity for a Senior Hydrogeologist to join our Environmental Management team on a full-time basis based in Kelowna, BC. You will have a robust technical and academic hydrogeological background in combination with project experience in BC.

Why WSP Golder?

•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 Golder 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:

•You will be responsible for and lead teams in the successful delivery of hydrogeological projects;

•You will be leading physical hydrogeology components for local, regional and international consulting projects so they are delivered safely, on time, within budget and to client and WSP | Golder's standards;

•You will be collaborating closely with colleagues in different parts of our WSP Golder business to provide hydrogeology expertise on client deliverables and to support and enhance service delivery;

•You'll be managing relationships with internal and external clients and ensuring that their needs are understood and met;

•You will provide technical direction and mentoring to your regional physical hydrogeology team and other staff, sharing your project management expertise and technical reporting skills;

•You will be frequently interacting with client, local and regional team of groundwater professionals, and our experts in groundwater modeling and geochemistry;

•You will be responsible for managing projects, or work phases specific to environmental permitting or larger projects, including developing workplans, cost-estimates, schedules and preparing deliverables;

•You will demonstrate health and safety leadership to our project teams and clients.

What you'll bring to WSP Golder ...

•Bachelor of Science in Geoscience or Engineering with a focus on Hydrogeology or MSc or PhD. degree in Hydrogeology or Geology or a related field;

•Over ten (10) years of relevant experience in the hydrogeology industry (local BC experience preferred);

•Registered Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer in BC is required;

•Experience with hydrogeological projects for commercial/industrial operations or infrastructure projects, such as aquifer protection, testing and dewatering;

•Experience with contaminant hydrogeology;

•Experience with groundwater monitoring programs for regulatory purposes, large-scale environmental impact assessments and well licencing applications;

•Previous field experience involving hydrogeological assessments, including drilling, hydraulic testing, and design for applications for hydrogeological assessments;

•Experience with project planning, including the ability to accurately estimate the time necessary to complete field programs and full life cycle projects; the ability to complete projects within the assigned budget is essential to our success;

•You want to experience what it's like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!

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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