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canada Junior Environmental Technician/Scientist

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Kelowna
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

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 Environmental team provides field data collection services to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for a Junior Environmental Scientist or Technologist to join the Environment team and to be located at our Kelowna office in BC. Reporting to the Team Lead, Environment Interior and North Group, you will perform field data collection and assist with on-site assessment and remediation services.

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;
  • 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.

What you can expect to do here:

  • You will execute site-specific field data collection for the Environmental Group (contaminated sites division) across various regions of BC
  •  You will be required to travel throughout the province (for short periods of time typically)
  •  You will assist with on-site assessment and remediation activities
  • You will maintain effective communication with team members, contractors and clients
  • You will complete assignments within the constraints of the project work plans and budgets
  • You will prepare accurate and detailed field notes
  • Tabulation of data including the preparation of borehole/test pit logs
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports
  • You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart and;
  • Other duties as assigned or required in your role.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • You possess a technical College Certificate or University degree in environmental engineering/science or related discipline
  • Hazardous materials experience would be considered an asset

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • You have a valid and fully licensed driver
  • You enjoy the outdoors, as fieldwork will likely comprise approximately 50% - 70% of the work week
  • The desire to succeed in a dynamic and progressive global organization
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