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WSP Canada

Remediation Verification Field Technician

Whitby, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP has a significant volume of work supporting Canadian Nuclear Laboratories at the Port Hope Area Initiative. We have positions available for a range of technical field staff and these needs will evolve over time. You'll be part of our growing team, using your skills to support the implementation on one of the landmark remediation projects in Canada. At this time we require four (or more) technicians to support the Remediation Verification program following the removal of Low Level Radioactive Waste and other positions will become available.

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.


A day in the life:

On a daily basis you'll be using your training to
  • review past information to assess gaps in information and develop a sampling plan;
  • monitor excavations;
  • scan and sample completed excavations and characterize soils;
  • scan interiors and collect samples;
  • check and maintain a range of equipment (e.g., radiological instruments, GPS, x-ray fluorometer;
  • assist in the resolution of issues and assess whether more or less remediation is required;
  • input data and conduct quality reviews of data(much of the data is housed on a GIS); and
  • report on the findings.

You may also
  • supervise drilling and collect/characterize soil samples;
  • collect characterization/sampling;
  • conduct vapour sampling;
  • collect radon samples ;
  • conduct designated substance assessments; and
  • other tasks as may be requested by CNL.

You'll be assessing hazards and supporting the overall health and safety culture of the project.

You'll be managing relationships with internal and external teams and clients to ensure their needs are understood and met, providing your guidance and expertise.

What you'll bring to WSP:

Applicable candidates will have;
  • College or University education or experience in soil or groundwater assessment or remediation. A background in radiation protection, biology, GIS or other disciplines may also be applicable.
  • Preferably a year or two of experience conducting field work (and preferably soil or groundwater sampling or radiation protection).

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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