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WSP Canada

Junior Aquatic Technician

Full Time

WSP is seeking a Junior Aquatic Technician to join our team in our Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg or Saskatoon office. The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in aquatic field programs which may include environmental monitoring, fish and fish habitat assessments/salvages, fish health programs, aquatic assessments, and water quality monitoring. This is a temporary role from May to October.

A day in the life...

As a Junior Aquatic Technician with WSP, you will build a career in Aquatic Sciences, working on Projects across Canada.
  • Participating in aquatics field work for various types of developments including rail, power, mines, oil and gas facilities, infrastructure, and pipelines;
  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, WSP's clients, employees, and the public;
  • Working individually or within multi-disciplinary teams to complete fish and fish habitat assessments, aquatic resources baseline programs, fish health programs, water quality monitoring programs, and environmental monitoring;
  • Interacting with clients and contractors within a variety of settings;
  • Recording and managing project related field data and notes and assisting with deliverable preparation;
  • Completing tasks efficiently while adhering to current industry standards and regulatory requirements.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • You have a Technical diploma or degree, with a minimum of one year of work experience with environmental field work and field data collection;
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic environment outdoors and travel;
  • An understanding of basic field sampling methods and sample collection techniques as well as working knowledge of basic field equipment such as a GPS, water quality meters, etc.;
  • Experience with boating, ATV, snowmobiles, and or Argos. Pleasure Craft Operator Card or Electrofishing Certification are bonuses;
  • Strong awareness of health and safety issues and a safety-conscious attitude;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with particular attention to detail and accuracy of field notes;
  • Experience with fish and fish habitat sampling and collection methods including electrofishing, gill netting and trapping;
  • Experience working in remote areas, we have cool remote fisheries and water programs across Canada;
  • You enjoy fieldwork and like to work autonomously - think the opposite of your standard 9-5 desk job;
  • You've got access to a vehicle, a clean Driver's Abstract, and you know your way around the MS Office suite of products;
  • You want to experience what it's like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!

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.
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