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canada Environmental technician / Geotechnics

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Sherbrooke
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

WSP  is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. Our mission is to ensure the sustainability of our cities and our environments.

Our team has more than 48,000 members around the world. In Canada alone, we are over 8,000 people involved in all areas; from environmental sanitation to urban planning, from the engineering of emblematic buildings to the creation of sustainable transport networks. We find new ways to extract essential resources and develop renewable energy sources for the future.

We are recognized for the excellence we demonstrate in our professional environment and for the superior quality of our work. We are one of the 25 Best Employers in LinkedIn  for the second year in a row and one of the Top 100 Sustainability Companies in the world (among the Top 10 in Canada). We have earned Platinum Elite recognition thanks to our participation in more than half of the top 100 infrastructure projects in Canada .

At WSP  :

  • We value our people and our reputation.
  • We operate locally, but with an international scope.
  • We are forward looking and challenge the status quo.
  • We promote collaboration in everything we do.
  • We support a culture of autonomy and accountability.

WSP is currently looking for an environmental / geotechnical technician to join our team based in the Sherbrooke office. Reporting to the Department Director, this position will be responsible

  • Perform field work to supervise site interventions related to geotechnical studies and description of soils and rock;
  • Carry out the following field work: observation trenches, environmental and geotechnical drilling, in situ geotechnical tests such as Nilcon scissometer, pressuremeter and sledge tests (Packers), installation of observation wells, etc .;
  • Perform soil, sediment, surface and groundwater sampling;
  • Conduct groundwater, biogas, land surveying and permeability tests;
  • Implement and enforce health and safety plans on construction sites;
  • Supervise subcontractors on the sites;
  • Supervise the rehabilitation of contaminated sites;
  • Control the quality and quantities of materials, write daily reports;
  • Write site memos and notices intended for contractors in order to enforce contractual clauses;
  • Ensure the completion of the work as well as the compliance of plans and specifications;
  • Take the necessary measures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations or written directives relating to the work;
  • Perform all other related tasks that may help with the completion of projects.


  • DEC in geology or civil engineering or BAC in geology;
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in environmental and geotechnical characterization;
  • Hold an ASP certification (Health and safety course on construction sites);

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Possess a valid driver's license;
  • Available to work on sites outside the region;
  • Excellent communication both orally and in writing;
  • Good command of French both orally and in writing. Bilingualism (French and English) would be an asset.
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