Job: Archaeological Field Supervisor


WSP Canada Inc. (formerly Golder and Wood E&I)
Archaeological Field Supervisor

Salary $30–$35 per hour
Location Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Fort St. John, Castlegar, Nanaimo


WSP (formerly Golder and Wood E&I) has new opportunities for Archaeological Field Supervisors to join our Heritage team on a full-time basis/temporary fixed term contract. Successful candidates can be based out of Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Fort St. John, Castlegar, or Nanaimo, and we are open to other locations across the province.

This position is ideal for someone who is looking to gain Field Director in Training days in a variety of settings.  WSP Field Directors and Project Staff will work closely with you to find opportunities that support your journey to becoming a Field Director. The successful candidate will also assist in the growth of the archaeology business in their respective region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

As an Archaeological Field Supervisor, your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation, or mitigative excavation in cultural resource management under the guidance of a Field Director and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits
  • Assisting with leading archaeological field programs
  • Working closely with Indigenous community members while out in the field
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing sections of technical reports
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
  • Working collaboratively with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff and complying with the WSP Fit for Duty Policy

You will have a background in:

  • A degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Working towards your Field Director status in any of the BC culture areas (Northwest Coast, Interior Plateau, Sub-Arctic/Boreal Forest)
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in your region
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and peoples. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated positive relationships with Indigenous communities in their respective region
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • 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)
  • UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at WSP will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals
  • Employer matched pension plan and share purchase plans
  • Paid vacation days and ability to bank overtime
  • Paid wellness days
  • Ability to purchase additional vacation days
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office
  • Inclusive, diverse, and accessible workplace
  • Opportunities to work on national and international projects

Hiring Contact:

Bradley Drouin –
Chris Verral –

Company WSP Canada Inc. (formerly Golder and Wood E&I)
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