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WSP USA Archaeological Field Technician - Edmonton or Calgary in Calgary, Alberta

The Opportunity:

WSP has an opportunity for a Field Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in our Calgary or Edmonton location for the 2024 season. You will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our large regional heritage team and will have opportunities to work on multidisciplinary projects that will contribute to your professional development. The successful candidate will be hired to support existing project work, which is anticipated to start in May 2024 and extend through to late fall. This is a temporary hourly position that may have variable hours.

Why choose 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.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:

As a Field Archaeologist, your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation, and mitigative excavation under the direction of a qualified Permit Holder;

  • Working in a variety of environments, including all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp or hotel setting;

  • Performing other office duties as required, including but not limited to, field mobilization, artifact analysis, reporting, and research;

  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program;

  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff and complying with the WSP Fit for Duty Policy.

What you’ll bring to WSP :

  • Archaeology, Anthropology or related degree from a recognized program, or nearing completion;

  • Basic knowledge of Northern Plains and Boreal Forest archaeology and artifact identification would be an asset;

  • Physically able and willing to perform fieldwork in a variety of remote and challenging conditions for variable durations;

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills;

  • Familiarity with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets;

  • Solid MS Office skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with other staff, clients and Indigenous community members;

  • Ability to take direction and work in both a team environment as well as independently;

  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5);

  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.

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.

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

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. (https://www.wsp.com/en-CA/careers/notice-to-staffing-agencies)