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WSP USA Archaeological Field Technician in London, Ontario

Greater Toronto Area - 2024 Field Season with WSP

We are a global leader in the Earth and Infrastructure sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond.  We have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

We have a new opportunity for you to join the WSP archaeology team (as an Archaeology Field Technician based out of our Southern Ontario offices (Burlington, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Whitby, London, Ottawa).  As part of our Archaeology Team, you will be involved in various stages of archaeological fieldwork from Stage 2 surveys to Stage 4 excavations in Ontario. Note that this is a seasonal position for the 2024 field season, starting in the spring of 2024 (as soon as weather allows).

Please be advised that LIUNA has been certified by the Labour Relations Board to bargain on behalf of persons in the above-noted position. The parties have entered into a collective bargaining agreement and any candidate who is hired into the noted role will be kept informed of any changes to the terms and conditions of their employment because of that process.

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)

A day in the life:

As an Archaeological Field Technician on the WSP team you will:

  • Complete archaeological fieldwork throughout Southern Ontario under the supervision of an experienced Field Supervisor, including Stage 2 surveys (field walking and test pitting); Stage 3 site-specific assessments; and Stage 4 mitigations.

  • Work outdoors in a wide variety of weather and ground conditions.

  • Support Field Supervisors and provide assistance where needed.

  • Participate in a team environment providing support to other field technicians and assisting with field activities as required.

  • Maintain a high standard of ethical and professional behavior and demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and act as a role model to other staff.

* What you’ll bring to WSP:*

  • Ability to work daily at field site locations. You enjoy fieldwork and like to work in a team environment!

  • Willingness and ability to perform physical demanding and repetitive movement tasks: (e.g., hand shoveling, troweling, screening soil/earth), work outdoors for long days in rough terrain, harsh elements (hot & cold temperatures) and remote locations; Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate information, questions, concerns related to the site work to Field Supervisor in a professional and timely manner.

  • Ability to work well as part of a team, or independently when required.

  • Ability to travel and work on out-of-town projects (hotel stays), as required.

  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and clean drivers abstract. Reliable transportation to-&-from designated WSP Canada Limited project site or office meet spot is essential.

  • Knowledge of archaeological artifacts is considered an asset.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field considered an asset.

  • One (1) field season of archaeological experience in Ontario, including shovel testing and test unit excavation, considered an asset.

  • You want to experience what it’s like to work for the leading environmental consulting firm globally and be part of a growing and thriving team!