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WSP Canada

Senior Geochemist

Posted 3 days ago

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Job Description

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. WSP has a new opportunity for an Intermediate Geochemist to join our Mine Water & Environment team on a full-time basis based in Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton/Western Canada.

The selected candidate will support and lead geochemistry-related projects and proposal efforts with an emphasis on the mining and construction industries in Canada and globally. Projects typically involve material characterization, permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation.

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.

#WeAre WSP

A day in the life...
  • Bringing your talents, training, enthusiasm, and solution-oriented focus to work as a valued and respected member of our multi-disciplinary team of professionals as we tackle some of the world's most challenging environmental problems and deliver some of the world's most innovative and relevant solutions;
  • From day one you'll be contributing to the business and technical mission of a multi-disciplinary team environment within Mine Environment and related technical discipline groups;
  • Alongside the technical lead(s), you will be responsible for the day to day running of projects to ensure that deliverables are provided to our diverse clients on time and on budget;
  • You will be responsible for summarizing and interpreting datasets, statistical analysis, and preparing written and graphical material for incorporating into reports and presentations;
  • You will supervise early career staff to ensure the implementation of quality assurance/quality control measures applicable to the task;
  • Conducting geochemical characterization studies of mine wastes (ore, waste rock, gases, and water), radiological assessments, and other environmental investigations with support from early career professionals;
  • Coordinating and liaising with laboratories on geochemical and mineralogical analyses;
  • Planning and coordination field visits with project management and client teams;
  • Oversee the delivery of reports to clients from concept to review and submission;
  • Responsibility for conceptual model development and supporting data management and interpretation;
  • Demonstrating a "Safety-First" focus and always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites where you undertake project work.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A degree in Geochemistry, Geoscience or Geology, Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology, Hydrology or related fields;
  • 3 to 10 years work experience in geochemical assessments within natural or mine-affected sites;
  • Eligibility for professional registration as a Registered Professional Geologist or other applicable professional regulatory body;
  • Project management experience and experience reporting on material characterization, mine permitting and/or water quality modelling;
  • Familiarity with PowerBi, python, R or similar coding and data presentation software is desirable;
  • Familiarity with industry-standard modelling software such as PHREEQC, Geochemist 's Workbench, and GoldSim would be considered an asset;
  • Understanding of environmental chemistry, geology, and mineralogy to support material characterization studies relating to mine operations;
  • Interest in critical minerals or environmental policy;
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills;
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Passion for working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and innovative thinking skills are essential;
  • A positive demeanor towards carrying out your work safely and supporting the safe work of those you work with.


Expected Salary (all locations): $84,200 - $143,100

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 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.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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).

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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-11

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