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WSP Canada

Senior Construction Materials Technologist Langley, BC 2021-07-06

Langley, 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 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 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's Langley laboratory has recently been upgraded and modernized to be one of Canada's leading facilities for evaluation of concrete, aggregates, soils, metallurgical materials, and asphalt pavements.

Reporting to the Materials Laboratory Group Leader, the work will be conducted primarily in the laboratory with some occasional field work requirements, depending on project demands. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge in testing concrete, aggregates, soils, and asphalt pavements in accordance with CSA and ASTM Standards.

A significant portion of the work will be higher level testing to support engineers in our Materials Group. Duties that the successful candidate will be responsible for include, but is not limited to:
•Performing test programs in accordance with procedures outlined per CSA, ASTM, and US Army Corps of Engineers test standards;
•Supporting professional staff in the preparation and testing of concrete trial mixes;
•Supporting professional staff in testing programs to assess the thermal properties of concrete;
•Conducting routine and advanced testing of concrete, aggregate, soils, and asphalt pavement properties;
•Maintaining records, and completion of regular calibration and proficiency testing in compliance with requirements for certification with CCIL;
•Prepare laboratory test reports, and field review reports;
•Follow and abide by WSP's health and safety policy and
•Conducting routine maintenance on laboratory equipment.

The successful candidate must also:

•Possess strong verbal and written communication skills;
•Be proficient in Microsoft office suite of software;
•Have a minimum of 5 to 10 years of laboratory testing experience, preferably in a senior role or leadership capacity;
•Candidates with less experience are encouraged to apply and would be considered for a junior or intermediate position that is commensurate with their experience.
•Be able to pass the exam for, and continually maintain certification status, as a CCIL-certified construction materials laboratory technician throughout duration of employment;
•Possess a valid Class 5 Driver's license (with a clean driver's abstract) and be able to travel to project sites, when required;
•Be able to lift and carry equipment or materials weighing up to 50 lbs without assistance;
•Be adaptable to changing work environment;
•Be a motivated, self-starter who can work well independently or with a team;
•Be able to successfully pass a physical demands analysis test; and
•Be able to successfully pass a screening test for illicit drugs and alcohol
•Possession of a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology;
•Be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a Certified Technician or as an Applied Science Technologist in British Columbia;
•Knowledgeable regarding testing of metallurgical materials (i.e. steel yield strength, Charpy V-notch impact, hardness, etc.).

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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