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Materials Technologist
Business Line Environment
ID # 12958
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:

At WSP our Environmental Management group are providing field and laboratory testing services to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for a Materials Technologist to join the Materials group and to be located at our Langley, BC office. Reporting to the Materials Laboratory Supervisor you will oversee field and laboratory testing of concrete, asphalt, soils, and aggregates in accordance with CSA and ASTM test procedures, and providing support to the materials engineering team


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;
  • 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new thing;
  • 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 competitive pay, 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:

  • As a Materials Technologist, you will perform destructive and non-destructive testing of concrete, both in the field and the laboratory;
  • You will conduct maintenance on laboratory equipment;
  • You will maintain records, and complete regular calibration testing in compliance with requirements for certification with Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL);
  • You will perform aggregate qualification testing programs in accordance with procedures outlined in CSA and ASTM;
  • You will conduct routine in-field concrete and soil compaction testing;
  • You will provide field support to the materials engineering team for completion of condition assessment and rehabilitation work for existing infrastructure;
  • You will perform field testing and quality assurance reviews at construction sites;
  • You will prepare laboratory test reports, and field review reports;
  • You will follow and abide by WSP’s health and safety policy.


We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • A post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • 5 to10 years of relevant experience is an asset;
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Technologist in British Columbia;
  • Experience in concrete testing;
  • Adaptable to changing work environment;
  • Can safely lift and carry up to 50 pounds 
  • Motivated, self-starter who can work well independently or with a team;
  • Good technical writing skills; and Excellent communication, both written and verbal;
  • A valid driver’s license.



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.


Langley, BC

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