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WSP Canada

Junior Hydrogeologist

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
Why WSP? 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.

WSP has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Hydrogeologist to join our mining Hydrogeology team on a full-time basis based in Vancouver BC. Candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Hydrogeology, geology, geological engineering, engineering geology, environmental engineering or related discipline and an interest in working on hydrogeological projects in the mining industry.

A day in the life...
  • Travel to exciting domestic and international locations for fieldwork assignments in hydrogeology;
  • Contribute to the planning, management, and reporting of hydrogeological field investigations, including drilling, sampling, well installation, and testing;
  • Lead field crews in planning, logistics, and equipment calibration;
  • Ensure personal and team safety during field operations;
  • Manage data entry, analysis, and interpretation, demonstrating strong organizational skills in prioritization, time management, and record keeping;
  • Conducting site investigations, such as:
    • Installing monitoring wells, pumping wells, and vibrating wire piezometers;
    • Undertaking hydrogeological test work (packer testing, pumping tests rising/falling head tests);
    • Supervising drilling and logging drill core/ chips;
    • Sampling wells for water quality purposes;
  • Data compilation, analysis and interpretation;
  • Analyzing geological, geochemical, and geophysical data, including well logs, hydrogeological survey data, and groundwater monitoring data, to develop conceptual hydrogeological models;
  • Developing and applying groundwater flow models to estimate inflows to open pits, underground mines and perform seepage analyses;
  • Working with multidisciplinary teams to integrate hydrogeological findings and interpretations with those of other scientific, planning, and engineering disciplines;
  • Contributing to technical reports, proposals and technical specifications.

We place a strong emphasis on developing practical solutions to meet our Client's needs, and preference will be given to individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to strong technical competence and reporting.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Geology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering, with demonstrated course work or thesis in physical hydrogeology and/or geochemistry and geophysics
  • An interest in developing work and project experience in hydrogeology within the mining industry
  • You enjoy fieldwork and like to work autonomously - think the opposite of your standard 9-5 desk job!
  • 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!


Expected Salary (all locations): $53,900 - $91,700

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
WSP 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

Please Note:

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.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.