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WSP Canada

Soil Scientist - Edmonton

Posted 20 hours ago

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Job Description

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.


We are looking for the following skills and qualifications:
  • Competent in soil classification surveys and field inventory methods, including soil sampling,
  • Experience with post-field data analysis and analytical data interpretation.
  • Strong understanding of soil mapping principles and capable of determining soil map units and their key attributes.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian System of Soil Classification, Third Ed.
  • Experienced with navigation using aerial photographs, satellite imagery and GPS units.
  • Interacting positively and communicating clearly with team members, client representatives, regulators, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (advanced knowledge of Word and Excel), ArcGIS and ArcMap.
  • Actively participating in WSP's HSSE program and committing to a safe work environment.
  • Organized and skilled in managing multiple priorities, schedules, and coordinating various activities relating to office and field work.
  • Dedicated to technical leadership and quality while working independently or in a collaborative work environment.

The following skills would be an asset:
  • Experience completing various reports with quantitative background analysis such as pre-disturbance assessments, baseline studies, environmental evaluations, environmental assessments, soil management plans.
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with data management processes.
  • Previous alpine or back-country mountain experience and/or a physical ability and willingness to access remote and rugged mountain terrain using a helicopter and hiking in remote and rugged mountain terrain.
  • Knowledge of, and experience using, the CanSIS Manual for Describing Soils in the Field and the Terrain Classification System for British Columbia.
  • Experience using Survey 123 and Field Maps data collection and navigation tools.

Successful candidates will have the following education, certificates and experience:
  • A Bachelor of Science in Soil Science, Land Reclamation, Agronomy, Forestry, Ecological Restoration, Environmental Science, or related field.
  • Entry level to two years of relevant environmental consultancy or industry experience including an increasing level of project management responsibility.
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract.
  • Valid safety tickets such as Standard First Aid, H2S Alive, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST).
  • Registered with or eligible for registration with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.

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 2024-07-22

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