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WSP Canada


Full Time
4 days ago
Why WSP? We have an established mentoring program that fosters personal growth and support, especially for new team members.

WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a full-time Permit Holding Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in Alberta. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the Prairies North Region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

A day in the life...

As a permit holding archaeologist, your responsibilities will include:
  • Conducting and leading archaeological field programs including survey, excavation and monitoring;
  • Analyzing data and preparing technical reports for clients and regulators;
  • Completing projects successfully, on time and on budget, while meeting regulatory requirements;
  • Liaising with the Historic Resources Management Branch, clients, landowners, and Indigenous communities;
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • Develop and contribute to project proposals and budgets;
  • Participating in WSP's Health & Safety program;
  • Demonstrating a "Safety First" focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • Complying with WSP's Fit for Duty policy.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • Graduate degree in Archaeology or related degree with equivalent cultural resource management experience;
  • Ability to hold an archaeological research permit in Alberta or obtain permit holding status;
  • Physically able and willing to perform fieldwork in a variety of remote and challenging conditions for variable durations;
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as work independently;
  • Valid driver's license (Class 5).

What else you might be able to bring:
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types found in the Northern Plains and Boreal Forest culture regions;
  • Familiarity with standard archaeological data collection equipment;
  • Experience with remote sensing/ geophysical data collection equipment;
  • Familiarity with GIS applications;
  • Experience living, working, or recreating in remote and/or rural areas;
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification;
  • Other standard safety certifications.

What WSP will do for you:
  • Mentorship, training and advice will always be available to you;
  • Help in setting career goals;
  • Provide opportunities for advancement and growth;
  • Provide a safe, inclusive, flexible work environment.

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.


  • 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.