Junior Geochemist – Vancouver
City : Vancouver, BC
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 has a new opportunity for a Junior Geochemist to join our Mining, Geo-Environment & Engineering group on a full-time basis based in Vancouver.
The selected candidate will support geochemistry-related projects and proposal efforts with an emphasis on the mining industry in Canada. You will work directly with our senior geochemist on challenging projects and be responsible for contributing to geochemistry water quality and hydrogeology field programs, data analysis, geochemical modeling, interpretation, and technical reporting. You will contribute to the growth of our geochemistry team of professionals in Canada, while supporting our mine water and waste management projects
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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:
- Providing support for geochemical projects, specifically in mining environments
- Conducting geochemical characterization studies of mine wastes (ore, waste rock, gases, and water), water treatment, and other environmental investigations
- Planning, performing, and coordination of field sampling and laboratory testing activities
- Coordinating and liaising with laboratories on geochemical and mineralogical analyses
- Collection, management, and analysis of geochemical data
- Data interpretation and conceptual model development
- Report preparation including figures, tables, and presentations
- Demonstrating a “Safety-First” focus
- Maintaining a high standard of behavior to uphold WSP’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values
- You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life-Saving rules to heart
What you'll bring to WSP ...
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Geochemistry, Geoscience, Environmental Science, Mining engineering or related discipline
- Strong understanding of inorganic, aquatic chemistry
- Academic knowledge of surface water and groundwater interactions, hydrology, and hydrogeology
- Technical aptitude and problem-solving skills
- Experience with Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
- Strong relational skills within the team environment and with clients are essential
- Strong organizational and communications skills
- Willing to travel domestically (~25% of the time), occasionally in remote locations, varying environments and inclement weather, sometimes with limited communications and logistical support
- Applied work experience in groundwater/surface water monitoring, or soil sample collection within natural or mine-affected sites would be considered an asset
- Experience with data management tools (i.e., EQuIS, Access) would be considered an asset
- Familiarity with industry-standard modelling software such as PHREEQC, Geochemist ’s Workbench, and GoldSim would be considered an asset
- Unrestricted Class 5 Driver’s License valid in the province of British Columbia
- Willingness and ability to work in remote locations and in inclement weather as needed