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Early Career Geologist

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62000 - 75000 USD


Montreal, Canada

$5 to $25 million (USD)

Company - Private

Published 3 days ago

Early Career Geologist

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Early Career Geologist for our Redmond, WA office. The following location will also be considered: Seattle, WA. Be involved in projects with our Geotechnical & Materials Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Support large, diverse projects with services that include an emphasis on geohazard identification, field reconnaissance, sub-surface investigations, engineering design, construction support, and hazard monitoring.
  • Provide technical support for linear infrastructure construction projects to minimize effects of geologic hazards; prepare recommendation reports with collaborative senior participation and review.
  • Implement use of technology while working in the field with project teams to support geologic and geotechnical investigations; including satellite navigation systems, mobile mapping software, and geophysical equipment.
  • Support subsurface site investigations involving drilling, soil classification, rock coring and logging, and well installation;
  • Generate, tabulate, manage and evaluate investigation-derived data.
  • This position will involve a mix of office and field work. The position requires overnight travel and fieldwork as dictated by project demands.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Geology, or closely related discipline.
  • 0 to 1 years of experience working as a Geologist in the engineering geology field.
  • Excellent verbal and strong writing and organizational skills combined with leadership ability, a positive attitude, and ability to work both independently and within groups.
  • Ability to independently tabulate, evaluate, and draw conclusions from assessment data generated from field investigations and site assessments.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate field investigations.
  • Strong computer skills including use of Word and Excel to create letters, reports and tables.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a scientific and non-scientific audience.
  • Capable self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation and communication software, technology, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Willingness to work on projects across business sectors, performing a variety of tasks, sometimes on short notice.
  • Travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Geology, or closely related discipline
  • Relevant skills including an understanding of geohazards, geomorphology and surface processes.
  • Relevant skills include understanding of geohazards, geomorphology and surface processes, experience with slope stability; additionally experience with geotechnical design, slope stability, general civil design, construction, and other geohazard identification and data evaluation.
  • Enthusiasm for engagement with field teams.
  • A client-centric mindset and desire to work within a larger team focused on timely, high-quality service delivery.
  • 40 Hour OSHA health and safety training.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and GIS.

Compensation and Benefits:
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $62,000- $75,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 50%
  • Job Status: New Graduate
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: REDMOND - NE UNION HILL RD
  • All locations: US-WA-Redmond, US-WA-Seattle

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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