Job: Archaeological Field Technician


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

Salary $26-$30 per hour
Location Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria


WSP (formerly Golder and Wood E&I) has new opportunities for Archaeological Field Technicians to join our Heritage team in many of our offices across British Columbia on a term contract basis.

The successful candidate will be specifically hired to support existing project work. Field work may be on a variety of different schedules (e.g., 10 working days followed by 4 days off or 5 working days and then 2 off). Work is anticipated to start in May 2023 and extend through the fall and into the winter, as needed. This is a temporary hourly position that may be extended or be shortened depending on changing schedules and/or weather conditions. There may be an opportunity for the position to become full-time.

As an Archaeological Field Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation, and mitigative excavation under the direction of the Field Supervisor and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits
  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff and participating in WSP’s Health & Safety program
  • Complying with WSP’s Fit for Duty Policy
  • 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
  • Performing other duties as required, including but not limited to, artifact analysis, reporting, and research.

What you will bring:

  • An Archaeology or Anthropology undergraduate degree (or nearing completion) would be an asset, but is not required for this position
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with Indigenous representatives
  • Basic knowledge of British Columbia archaeology would be an asset
  • Able to work in varying terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability to do strenuous field work, including hiking in uneven terrain, carrying heavy loads and manual excavating
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to take direction and work in both a team environment and independently
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5) and an ability to mobilize to local project sites or to the office
  • UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

At WSP we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching to help you reach your goals
  • Inclusive, diverse, and accessible workplace

Hiring Contact:

Bradley Drouin –
Chris Verral –

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