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WSP Canada

Junior Civil Technologist - Lethbridge

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:
WSP is currently seeking a Lab/Field Technician to join our growing Geotechnical and Materials Laboratory Testing team located at our Lethbridge Laboratory. This opportunity will allow you to develop your technical skills in both our geotechnical laboratory and the field. This position will play an active role in representing WSP on project construction sites, working closely with the clients, contractors and the WSP team to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

  • Plan, organize, and schedule work for various projects.
  • Communicate with contractors during project execution.
  • You will perform all related laboratory testing (example: Proctor, Gradation, Hydrometer, Atterberg Limits, Concrete Testing) in an accurate and efficient manner in conformance with applicable ASTM, AASHTO and CSA Test Standards and CCIL certification requirements;
  • You will participate in maintaining equipment calibration and maintenance, quality audits and identify, investigate & report non-conformances to the lab supervisor;
  • You will conduct data gathering and interpretation including data entry of test results and ensure prompt and accurate testing results under the supervision of your lab supervisor to produce a final report suitable for review and distribution;
  • You will monitor various types of geotechnical instrumentation;
  • You will perform construction QA/QC, construction inspection and supervision, including field nuclear density compaction testing, subgrade inspection and concrete testing;
  • You will undertake field supervision of earthworks contractors;
  • You will work independently and with teams in both lab/office and field settings;
  • You will participate in project management, coordination and the design of field programs;
  • You will assist in the analysis and interpretation of data and the preparation of reports and recommendations for clients;
  • Keep accurate notes, records, and sketches to describe and certify work performed;
  • Follow all company policies and standard operating procedures;
  • You will maintain and adhere to a safe working environment in compliance with the WSP Health and Safety Policy; and
  • You work with other team members to effectively complete assigned tasks.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Civil Engineering Technologist program or equivalent education or experience;
  • Previous experience in the lab or field materials testing of construction materials including, but not limited to, soils, aggregates, concrete, asphalt materials;
  • You enjoy fieldwork and like to work autonomously - think the opposite of your standard 9-5 desk job!
  • You have the ability to travel to job sites as required and work extended hours and weekends as required and as construction projects dictate;
  • You've got a valid Canadian Drivers Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract;
  • You are skilled in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel;
  • You've got excellent written/oral communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Training in Standard First Aid, WHMIS, H2S Alive, and Ground Disturbance considered an asset.
  • 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!
  • You have the ability to physically lift up to 20 kg repeatedly, as required, on a daily basis. Physically able to work in a noisy, dusty environment (indoors and outdoors) using all applicable Personal Protective Equipment as required;
  • CCIL Certifications would be an asset.

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.

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.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-12

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