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Hydrogeologist

Reference #: 8587
City: Kitchener
Region: Ontario
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Environment

Description

KITCHENER

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. 


POSITION DESCRIPTION

WSP is is currently seeking a qualified individual to join our team in the capacity of Professional Geoscientist specializing in Hydrogeology. This position is located at our Kitchener office and the successful candidate will be a Project Hydrogeologist/Scientist within the Hydrogeology group, to help deliver existing projects and develop new business opportunities.This role offers a variety of work, generally office time performing various tasks related to Hydrogeology, with field work as required. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completing, or directing field investigations including soil, groundwater, sediment, soil vapour, and surface water sampling, overseeing drilling contractors, surveying, coordination of sample analysis with laboratories;
  • Completing, or directing, background documentation reviews, field investigations, data analysis, and preparing reports to document findings:
    • Field investigations including soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water sampling, overseeing drilling or excavation contractors, soil logging and surveying;
    • Data analysis will require knowledge and understanding of hydrogeological principles, including water balance, aquifer performance testing, hydrogeological interpretation, and groundwater-surface water interaction; and,
    • Report writing must follow scientific principles with clear and concise presentation of information in a manner that can be understood by the general public;
  • Prepare and submit permit applications and registrations in accordance with groundwater regulations and permitting requirements;
  • Oversight of environmental monitoring for impacts during construction;
  • Assist peers and senior hydrogeologists and mentor junior team members as required;
  • Provide excellent service to existing and potential clients;
  • Prepare proposals that clearly describe project scope, timelines and competitive budgets;
  • Collaborate with other disciplines within WSP on multi-disciplinary projects; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree specializing in Geosciences, Hydrogeology, Engineering or related discipline;
  • Intermediate level of experience as a hydrogeological specialist with experience in the engineering consulting industry an asset;
  • Ontario licensed P.Eng. or P.Geo or eligibility for a P.Eng. or P.Geo in Ontario;
  • Experience completing hydrogeological and environmental investigations or monitoring programs;
  • Knowledge and experience in field practices and site investigation and characterization techniques, including environmental management principles and regulations in Ontario;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to schedule multiple tasks at various stages of projects, including fieldwork and reporting;
  • Attention to detail, including documentation;
  • Excellent English (verbal / written) communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
  • Experience in the practical application of groundwater modelling programs is considered an asset;
  • Willing to travel locally (GTA) for fieldwork and occasional travel may be required to remote locations;
  • Must have reliable access to a vehicle with adequate insurance coverage as well as a full driver's license and clean driver's abstract. 
 

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.

WSP Canada Inc.





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