Job: Archaeological Field Director (Job ID: 51195)


WSP E&I Canada Limited
Archaeological Field Director (Job ID: 51195)

Salary $72,600-$123,400 annually
Location Fort St John, BC


We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond.  We have over 14,000 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, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Fort St. John, BC location.

The successful candidate will have their Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director status and will complete mostly field-based work for existing projects, although there may be opportunities for office-based work. You will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our large regional heritage team and will have opportunities to work on multidisciplinary projects that will contribute to your professional development.

Why WSP?

  • 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.
  • 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:

As an Archaeological Field Director, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading archaeological field programs while maintaining compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Working in a variety of environments, such as all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp or hotel setting;
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building by working closely with community members in the field in a respectful and collaborative manner;
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing sections of technical reports and site forms;
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program;
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • Complying with WSP’s Fit for Duty policy.

What you’ll bring to WSP …

  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with relevant cultural resource management experience
  • Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director status in good standing
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the Subarctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • An aptitude for working collaboratively with Indigenous communities
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s licence (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at WSP will include:

  • Competitive remuneration packages;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialities;
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Career development planning tailored to help you reach your goals;
  • A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
  • Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team and from dedicated support staff;
  • National project opportunities;
  • Professional development through professional membership reimbursement, participation in practice area networks, and innovation funding to support new approaches to archaeology.


Expected Salary (all locations): $72 600 – $123 400

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.



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