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WSP Canada

Laboratory Technician - Construction Materials

Ottawa, ON
Full Time
3 days ago
The Opportunity:

Our team is growing, and as a result we're looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our amazing group of professionals. As part of the Construction Services, Materials Engineering and Laboratory Group in Ottawa, you'll be responsible for driving forward our ambitious plans to enhance our service offering in the province through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff.

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.
  • 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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • You carry out laboratory tests to known industry standards on soils, aggregates as well as concrete and other construction materials as required.
  • You will participate in relevant CCIL certifications as needed, and ensure prompt and accurate testing and reporting of results
  • You will complete accurate and concise data gathering for a variety of test methods in a manner suitable for efficient data entry of test results to produce a final and accurate report.
  • You will support equipment calibration, maintenance and general housekeeping requirements to maintain a safe working environment in the laboratory.
  • You will participate in the laboratory quality control program, support internal/external audits and assist in the identification and investigation as well as communicating of non-conformances to the Lab Lead.
  • You will support sample management and the safe materials handling practices required for shipping, receiving, logging, handling, storage and disposal of samples.
  • You interact with staff in the Office including field technicians and technologists, administrative and professional staff, as well as with some clients.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Successful completion of high school or post-secondary technical education in Civil Engineering/Technology or related discipline
  • Experience working in a soil laboratory is preferred but not required.
  • Willingness to learn CCIL laboratory certification processes, equipment maintenance and calibration, and lab proficiency testing programs.
  • Ability to obtain certification with the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL Type C);
  • Time management skills, organizational skills, independent thinking skills, problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to take direction and work independently as well as be team member and collaborate with other lab personnel;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to schedule and coordinate multiple tasks and assignments;
  • Accurate and efficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) with data entry, data interpretation and report generating skills.
  • Sound understanding of the need for health and safety procedures in the workplace/Possess a safety conscious attitude

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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