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Field Services Engineer or Technologist

Primary Location: Rossland (Columbia Avenue)
Secondary Location:
eQuest Job Type: Temporary2
Reference #: 5277
# of openings: 1



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WSP is currently seeking a Field Services Engineer or Technologist to join our Infrastructure group in Rossland, BC. This position is temporary from May to August and depending on workload, may transition to a full-time opportunity in September. Field workload will take place primarily in Nelson, BC.


  • Assisting in the preparation of conceptual, through to final engineering documents, including detailed grading plans; servicing plans; municipal infrastructure plans; and road design

  • Assisting in the preparation of engineering drawings for land development, water resource, transportation and municipal projects

  • Ability to prepare and interpret construction documents, accurately perform mathematical computations, review and interpret engineering data, and make sound decisions

  • Assist project managers with construction cost estimating, contract administration and budget tracking

  • Gathering and interpreting current mapping information such as contours, roads, vegetation, watercourses, etc. and evaluating their impacts on project design

  • When required, under the direction of the Supervisor, Field Review Services including ensuring the construction is in completed in conformance with the design

  • Maintain communication with contractors, stakeholders, and project managers regarding status of project

  • Gather field information / data / photos / measurements during the construction process for translation into revised drawings, record drawings and completion documentation

  • Managing field data records, testing sheets, drawing markups, and geotechnical testing reports

  • Maintaining organized filing of construction projects using active filing and the main central system

  • Other duties as assigned



  • College diploma or bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology (Municipal) or other equivalent training

  • 3 - 5 years’ progressive experience in Municipal Infrastructure and Land Development

  • An EIT with relative experience in BC or a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) registered BC, or eligibility for registration is required.

  • Demonstrated willingness to learn

  • Some experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Understanding of MMCD contract documents and contract administration

  • Some understanding of ground surveys and stakeouts as well as experience using a survey level

  • Experience in engineering consulting will be considered an asset

  • Good initiative, self-motivated, attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Must have a willingness to travel to remote sites as needed

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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).


To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our World of Possibilities website listed below.

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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A written service agreement must first be established with WSP Human Resources department before any resumes will be accepted; all resumes must be sent directly to the Human Resources department for qualification and not directly to the hiring manager. WSP will not pay any fees for recruitment activities related to the hiring of a candidate if the recruitment process outlined above has not been followed.