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WSP Canada

Junior Water Resources Field Technician

Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

As part of the WSP, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates. We're looking for Water Resources Field Technician to join our Southern Ontario Mine Water Team, located in our Mississauga, ON office. You will carry out field hydrometric monitoring campaigns, organize and process field data, and lead health and safety initiatives. Between field campaigns, you will prepare monitoring reports and support other intermediates and senior consultants to water-related technical solutions and designs and contribute to multi-disciplinary projects both locally, regionally, and internationally.

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:
  • You'll work with interdisciplinary project teams that offer highly complex work, a chance to challenge yourself and what you've learned so far and the opportunity to push your skills to the next level some of the best in the industry.
  • You will plan and carry out hydrological field programs at remote mine sites and exploration camps while maintaining detailed and accurate field notes.
  • You will travel to remote monitoring locations via boat, ATV, snowmobile and helicopter (training will be provided).
  • You will be a safety ambassador in the field, and prepare health and safety plans and procedures.
  • You will install continuous stream flow and lake level monitoring stations and complete topographic surveys.
  • You will develop inputs to hydrological and hydraulic models to support assessments and design as well as compile, organize, and analyse field data.
  • You will prepare field monitoring reports.
  • You will be part of multi-disciplinary teams that collaborate across Canada and globally.

Please Note:
  • This is a Permanent position and will require a significant amount of travel during open water season (May-Oct).
  • As long as the conditions permit, you're most likely at a site!
  • A flexible seasonal schedule could be considered for this role if this better suits the balance you're looking for. This would be based on project and client needs, deliverables and deadlines.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • An Environmental Technician/Technologist College Diploma, or technical diploma in a related field (e.g. environmental sciences, environmental technology).
  • 1-3 years of experience conducting stream flow monitoring / installation programs. secondary degree or diploma (or equivalent education) in Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, or a related field is required.
  • An academic or applied understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and field analysis techniques such streamflow measurements.
  • A willingness to work in remote locations for extended periods.
  • An unrestricted full Class G driver's license (or equivalent) valid for us in the province of Ontario, a clean Driver's Abstract and access to a vehicle.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of products.
  • Comfort with the operation of off-road vehicles (trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles), and traveling in small aircraft and helicopters. Experience with this kind of equipment is an asset.
  • You are comfortable working on active mine sites and know that you have to hold safety paramount.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You have a strong ability to learn new systems and skills independently.
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with flow monitoring equipment (velocimeters, ADCPs) is an asset.
  • Experience with topographic surveying is an asset.
  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling is an asset.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and GIS mapping software is an asset.
  • Knowledge of mine water management is an asset.
  • Boating license (PCOC) and snowmobile operator's course are an asset.
  • Fluency in other languages, such as French and Spanish, is an asset.
  • A desire to experience what it's like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!

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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