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WSP Canada

Junior Groundwater Modeller

Calgary, AB
Full Time
5 days ago

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:

WSP has a new opportunity for a Junior Groundwater Modeller to join our Water group on asregular full-time employee based in Calgary.

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.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • 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:
  • Develop and apply analytical and numerical groundwater models as required to support environmental impact assessments, regional groundwater resource evaluations, oil sands operations, mine dewatering planning and optimization, and municipal water supply projects;
  • Assist with the analysis and interpretation of model results and hydrogeological data and preparation of reports;
  • Prepare technical documentation to support analytical and numerical studies;
  • Be a self-starter and be able to take ownership of project tasks using their technical knowledge;
  • Work closely with other members of the WSP modelling team in Calgary as well as the wider WSP groundwater technical community across Canada and around the world in a collaborative environment.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Undergraduate Degree in Civil, Geological or Environmental Engineering with a specialization in groundwater modelling through course work or undergraduate projects/thesis is preferred; candidates with degrees in Geology or Environmental Sciences who have strong analytical and quantitative skills and candidates with other degrees having a strong quantitative component such as physics or applied mathematics will also be considered; a post-graduate degree (M.Sc., Ph.D.) in Engineering, Hydrogeology or related discipline is preferred;
  • Strong all-around academic knowledge of physical hydrogeology. Knowledge of geology would be an asset;
  • Experience with industry-standard numerical modelling packages (e.g., MODFLOW, Groundwater Vistas, FEFLOW, HydroGeoSphere, MIKE SHE) would be an asset;
  • Experience with Pest and Null Space Monte Carlo analyses would be an asset;
  • Exposure to machine learning;
  • Strong computer skills including working with GIS-type software, digital databases, visualization software (Leapfrog), etc.;
  • Programming experience would be an asset;
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills;
  • Some practical experience with physical hydrogeology including borehole logging, monitoring well installation, hydraulic conductivity testing and pumping tests would be an asset;
  • Excellent work ethic with strong organization and time management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment;
  • Eligible for professional registration in Alberta;
  • Available for business travel, when required.

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.

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