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WSP Canada

Seasonal Materials Field & Mobile Laboratory Technicians (Rotational, 6 Months Term)

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

At WSP our field and mobile laboratory testing services are market-leading. WSP is looking for Seasonal Intermediate Materials Field and Mobile Laboratory Technicians, to support our operations in remote northern Alberta and British Columbia. These positions will be on a "rotational shift" of 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Reporting to the project and/or area manager, you will oversee field and laboratory testing of asphalt, soils, and aggregates in accordance with CSA and ASTM test procedures, while providing support to the engineering team.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to develop their career and experience in the engineering and construction field while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Opportunity for long-term employment may be considered for technicians who best align with WSP's guiding principles. All applicants must have a valid Alberta driver's license. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check including driver's abstract.

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:

Responsibilities will include conducting various tests on asphalt pavements, aggregates, and soils, in both field and mobile laboratory environments. This assignment is excellent for those individuals who want to get out in the field and be part of large-scale construction projects.

This position will require working on out-of-town remote projects in northern Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Perform ACP and soil testing in the field including using a nuclear gauge;
  • Perform aggregate qualification testing programs in accordance with procedures outlined in CSA and ASTM;
  • You will assist the engineering team with site inspections;
  • You will prepare laboratory test reports, and field review reports;
  • You will work closely with a team of engineers and technologists;
  • You will follow and abide by WSP's health and safety policy;
  • Maintain orderliness of laboratory;
  • A typical workday will be 12 to 14 hours;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited institution;
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in materials testing on industrial construction sites, quality assurance & control, and construction monitoring;
  • Valid driver's license with no restrictions;
  • Minimum of two years continuous experience in ACP and soils testing;
  • Adaptable to changing work environments;
  • Motivated, self-starter who can work well independently or with a team;
  • Good technical writing skills;
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs;
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal.

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 2024-08-09

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