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WSP Canada

Junior Hydrogeologist

Posted 6 days ago

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Location

Job Description

Whitehorse

The Opportunity:
You are looking to join a vibrant and busy team. You thrive on stretching your technical skills and working on multi-disciplinary projects. You enjoy being part of a close-knit team and appreciate the benefits that a large organization can bring, including career progression, access to vast technical expertise, being able to participate in employee resource groups, and more. WSP has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Hydrogeologist to join our Water Management Group within the Environmental Management Division in BC & Yukon. You would be joining our growing hydrogeology team on a full-time basis based in Whitehorse.

Why choose 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.

#WeAreWSP

Hydrogeological work may include:
  • Conducting site investigations, such as:
    o Installing monitoring wells, pumping wells, and vibrating wire piezometers;
    o Groundwater sampling;
    o Undertaking hydrogeological test work (slug tests, pumping tests, infiltration testing and packer testing).
  • Data compilation, analysis and interpretation;
  • Collecting hydrogeological, contaminant and geotechnical information from drilling operations;
  • Reporting to support hydrogeological characterization, water supply assessments, water management, contaminated sites assessments, infrastructure studies, mining and environmental impact assessments;
  • Analysis associated with slug and pumping tests, estimates of groundwater seepage and inflows, and contaminated flow and transport;
  • 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.

A day in the life...
  • You are a champion for Health & Safety - this is always your top priority, as it is ours;
  • You will be organizing and executing a wide variety of fieldwork associated with hydrogeological projects, including groundwater site characterization and investigations, groundwater sampling, drilling oversight, well design and installation and pumping of supply wells, and you will be responsible for maintaining data quality, interpretation and reporting as required;
  • You will travel and participate in both local and remote fieldwork as well as rotational field programs on occasion, primarily within western and northern Canada and have the ability and flexibility to adapt to unpredictable and/or inclement field conditions and changing schedules;
  • You will bring quantitative skills, resourcefulness, and attention to detail as well as an understanding of the principles of hydrogeology;
  • You will be supported in your career by a caring team, and you will appreciate having a mentor assigned to you who is a steady asset for your career development that is fully committed to providing sage career advice and guidance on a regular basis.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • You want to experience what it's like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm and be part of a growing and thriving team!
  • You have a Masters or Bachelor's degree in Geology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Geosciences, or related discipline with demonstrated course work or a thesis in physical and contaminant hydrogeology;
  • You have 1 to 5 years relevant hydrogeology experience.
  • You are eligible to be registered as a Geoscientist in Training or Engineer in Training with EGBC;
  • You have excellent English (verbal /written) communication skills;
  • You have solid organizational skills (prioritization, time management, record keeping, follow up, tracking);
  • You know your way around the MS Office suite of products;
  • You've got BC drivers license, a clean Driver's Abstract, and are willing to travel. You enjoy field work, and are comfortable driving in remote and off-road settings;
  • Your experience in the practical application of numerical groundwater modelling programs is considered an asset.

Compensation

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.

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

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.

Industry

Engineering

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-13

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