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Summer Student - Surveying - Fort St. John

Primary Location: Fort St John (100th Avenue)
Secondary Location:
eQuest Job Type: Student
Reference #: 5446
# of openings: 3



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WSP is currently seeking Summer Students to join our Geomatics department, located at our Fort St. John office.  Reporting to the Department Manager, Geomatics this position will be responsible for assisting Survey Party Chief in any and all aspects of field work including operations of survey equipment and vehicles. This position will be eligible for a May through August term.

The successful candidate will work in camp at times but also do some local work, so candidates will be responsible for finding suitable accommodations within Fort St. John.


  • Assist in the operation technical survey instruments;

  • Maintain equipment and supplies;

  • Assist party chief with survey; and

  • Participate in WSP safety program.

  • Manage multiple priorities

  • Learn and excel through daily project work

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2nd or 3rd year student, or a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree or diploma related to surveying or geomatics

  • Excellent academic record

  • Satisfy pre-employment requirements to demonstrate fit for duty, including drug screening;

  • A valid driver’s license and ability to provide clean driver’s abstract;

  • Summer Students must enjoy working outdoors and be able to work out of town in remote locations for extended periods of time;

  • Familiar with the operation of ATVs/UTVs, snowmobiles and chainsaws is considered an asset; and

  • Ability to quickly identify and understand project issues and opportunities

  • A team player who thrives on working with other successful, energetic people

  • Excellent communicator, with strong verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Good initiative, attention to detail

  • Applicants should have reliable personal transportation to get to and from the office


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).


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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.