Geotechnical Technician

WSP - Dartmouth, NS (30+ days ago)

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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :
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


Overview of the Opportunity:
WSP is currently looking for a Geotechnical technician to join our Environment team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The position will be responsible for working with a team of specialists to conduct geotechnical investigations and materials testing throughout Halifax and surrounding communities for our clients.

Why should you choose WSP?
A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
Impact 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things that will challenge the status quo and raise the bar higher;
A phenomenal collaborative culture and a forward-thinking 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.


What you can expect to do here:
You will provide technical services in a field and office environment;
You will supervise and/or carry out site geotechnical inspections of construction work and materials testing;
You will conduct on site testing of various materials on construction sites, compaction testing and testing of concrete and asphalt;
You will carry out concrete, soil and asphalt compaction testing in the field;
You will work with and provide support to other members of the field technician group in assisting with other field and office activities as required;
You will participate in a team environment and be a strong communicator;
You will uphold strong workplace health and safety practices;
You may complete other duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP:
You have, or are in pursuit of a, C.Tech or C.E.T. designation;
Ideally, you hold CCIL, ACI and/or CSA Certifications;
You have previous experience working as a geotechnical technician;
You have previous experience of soil and asphalt compaction, concrete testing, subgrade evaluation;
You hold knowledge of drilling procedures;
You have your own vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage and hold a Valid (Class 5) Nova Scotia Driver's License;
You are mobile and willing to work on a combination of field and office work, as travel will be required;
You are flexible, well organized, interested in technical and personal advancement, able to carry out assignments with minimal supervision;
You are able to work in a fast-paced environment, strong report writing skills and verbal communication in English are essential;
You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues.

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.

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WSP Canada Inc.

Dartmouth, NS