Hydrometric Field Technician
City : Oakville, ON
Category : Z-WSP E&I Canada Ltd.
Industry : Engineering
Employer : WSP
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms – made stronger with the recent creation of WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc.
We have over 63,000 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. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.
WSP E&I is currently seeking an Environmental (Hydrometric) Field Technician to join our dynamic mining team based in Oakville, ON.
In this role, you’ll split your time between being in the field carrying out hydrometric monitoring programs and being in the office. Out-of-office field programs may occupy up to 75-85% of your time, so you'll get plenty of fresh air!
- You’re someone who is be comfortable with extended periods of travel, as well someone who's stoked about travel by boat, small aircraft, helicopter, and ATVs.
- You're also comfortable hiking in remote areas and carrying out physically demanding work in various environmental conditions (translation: getting your steps in!)
If you’re someone who loves the outdoors, adventures and cool experiences, this role is for you!
Note: This role will require overtime during the peak field season. The nice thing is that these overtime hours are considered “bankable”, providing you the ability to earn significant paid time off during the off-season.
- We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
- Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
- Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
- A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
- Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
- Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
- A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.
We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.
A day in the life:
- You will develop Health and Safety Plans and Job Safety Analysis forms;
- You will install continuous stream flow and lake level monitoring stations;
- You will take part in In-situ flow measurements and topographic benchmark surveys;
- You’ll order/book field materials, equipment and travel;
- You’ll co-ordinate with client personnel and other field disciplines;
- You’ll maintain detailed and accurate field notes;
- You’ll compile and analyze field data, including rating curve development; and
- You’ll write field and installation reports.
What you'll bring to WSP ...
- Environmental Technician/Technologist College Diploma, or Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in a related field (e.g. environmental sciences, environmental technology)
- 1-3 years of experience conducting stream flow monitoring / installation programs
- Experience with Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) a plus
- Full G license (valid in Ontario) is required, as well as access to a personal vehicle
- Comfortable operating pick-up trucks and 4x4 vehicles
- Boating license (Pleasure craft operator card) and snowmobile safety course certification are a plus
- Safety-conscious attitude, strong attention to Health and Safety measures; First Aid certification is a plus
- Willingness to carry out physically demanding work in various environmental conditions
- Ability to carry 50 lbs of field and safety gear
- Knowledge of mine water management a plus
- Technical writing and communications skills
- Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills