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Intermediate Project Technician/Scientist

Reference #: 7283
City: Calgary
Region: Alberta
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Environment



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport 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 a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, 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’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us.


WSP is looking for a motivated Intermediate Project Technician/Scientist to work with the Environmental Management Team to provide support for ongoing and new environmental assessment, reclamation and remediation projects. The position is to be staffed in Calgary with work locations throughout Alberta.

Key responsibilities will include office and field work, and oversight of junior to intermediate personnel in completion of projects, with a focus on upstream oil and gas clientele. Experience in making technical recommendations, completing budgeting and estimates, tracking cost, and managing all field components of projects is necessary. The ideal candidate will have a background in upstream oil and gas reclamation and remediation projects including Detailed Site Assessments, Reclamation Certificate Applications, Phase 1, 2 and 3 ESAs and groundwater sampling with demonstrated experience in leading field programs. The role will potentially blend field and office duties and will require travel within Western Canada for trips and assignments. This is a key assignment for the right individual, to provide support and growth of our Environmental Management group in Alberta.

This position is important to the success of our firm and requires a commitment to promote our values, as well as achieving technical goals.


  • Development and execution of site-specific assessment, remediation and reclamation projects across Alberta
  • Communication with clients, government and stakeholders regarding environmental issues related to industry and oil and gas production
  • Preparation of budgets, cost-tracking and project status reports
  • Application of current regulatory criteria
  • Preparation and review of technical reports
  • Supervision of project technicians, contractors and other field personnel
  • Collect necessary and pertinent field data according to industry standards and WSP protocol and procedures
  • Research, evaluate, analyze and synthesize information
  • Prepare and conduct peer reviews on WSP standard and government documents and reports
  • Ensure implementation of corporate and client safety programs on all projects
  • Unsupervised performance of field assignments as authorized by Project and Group Managers
  • Liaise with laboratories, contractors, and other service providers as required
  • Other duties as assigned/required


  • University degree in environmental science or related discipline
  • 5 to 10 years of upstream oil and gas consulting experience
  • Membership with an applicable professional association
  • An enthusiastic attitude and team spirit
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • The desire to succeed in a dynamic, progressive organization

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 microsite.

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.

Company: WSP Canada Inc

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