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Geotechnical Field Technician
Business Line Environment
ID # 12722
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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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 with us:

WSP is currently seeking a Geotechnical Field Technician to join our Geotechnical Engineering department, located at our Markham (Steelcase) office. Reporting to the Director of Environment, Central Ontario, the position will be responsible for working with a team of specialists to conduct geotechnical investigations and testing throughout the Greater Toronto Area area for our clients. 
Why 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:

  • Provide technical services in a field and office environment, working with other professionals and learning the ins and outs of geotechnical work in a pure geo-services office;
  • You'll be supervising and carrying out site inspections of construction work, and materials testing;
  • You'll conduct in situ testing of various materials on construction sites, compaction testing and testing of concrete and asphalt;
  • You'll work alongside an experienced and close-knit team, contributing to the overall success of WSP's Environment team, and the overall business through your dedication to enhancing our offering as specialist geotechnical experts;
  • You will consistently uphold strong workplace health and safety practices and be an advocate for always doing the right thing and;
  • 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

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • A Civil Engineering diploma, preferably with a focus on Geotechnical Engineering;
  • You may be CCIL and CSA Certified or are interested in becoming certified;
  • You have at least one year's worth of field experience of soil and asphalt compaction, concrete testing, subgrade evaluation and are eager to learn more in a professional setting;
  • Ideally, you have some experience working as a geotechnical field technician under your belt;
  • You might have previous knowledge of drilling procedures and safety on sites;
  • You own a vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage and hold a Valid (G-Level) Ontario Driver's License
  • You are mobile and willing to work on a combination of field and office work, as travel is part of the job;
  • You have excellent computer skills, proficiency with common industry software is 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.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Markham, ON

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