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canada Junior Hydrogeologist or Geoscientist

  • Location
    (CANADA) and London
  • Job Reference
    16629
  • Functional Area/Experience
    FMCG / 1 Year

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 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:

If you have a keen interest in physical hydrogeology, come join our Hydrogeology and Geosciences team in London! As junior hydrogeologist, you will work with our team to deliver projects within Ontario, bringing academic and work experience directly related to physical hydrogeology, groundwater resource development, and source water protection, to the table. You will be part of an exciting growing team to expand your field and reporting skills as a junior member of the team.

Why WSP?

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 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.

A day in the life:

  • You will be collaborating with environmental and engineering teams to deliver high quality products to clients
  • You will be completing background documentation reviews
  • You'll conduct field investigations including drilling and monitoring well installations aquifer testing programs, groundwater quality sampling, sediment and surface water sampling
  • You will oversee drilling and excavation contractors
  • You will conduct management of water, soil, sediment quality data
  • You'll provide input to the development of conceptual hydrogeological models
  • You will complete data analysis which may include hydraulic conductivity tests, pump tests, review of water quality data
  • You may be assisting in hydrogeological interpretations and groundwater-surface water interactions
  • You'll support in the preparation of reports following scientific principles with clear and concise presentation of information in a manner that can be understood by the general public
  • You may be assisting in the preparation of proposals
  • You will be actively participating in health and safety programs

What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Bachelor or Masters degree specializing in Hydrogeology, Earth Sciences, Geosciences, Engineering or related discipline with a focus on physical hydrogeology; 
  • 1 - 3 years previous applicable work experience
  • Your eligibility for registration as a Geoscientist in Training or Engineer in Training in Ontario
  • Your demonstrated experience conducting investigations and related reporting
  • Your experience in the practical application of numerical groundwater modelling programs is considered an asset
  • Your willingness to be mobile in the London area, a valid driver's license, and access to a reliable vehicle.

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. 



Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Your knowledge and experience in field practices such as drilling, well completions, single-well response testing, pumping tests, site characterizations, and monitoring programs
  • Your demonstrated experience utilizing GIS for geospatial analyses is considered an asset
  • Your ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to work on a variety of projects, tasks and assignments at one time, responding easily to changing priorities
  • Your excellent English (verbal /written) communication skills
  • Your working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
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