Job: Archaeologist


WSP Canada

Salary $53,900 to $91,700
Location Fort St. John, BC


WSP has a new opportunity for an Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in on a full-time basis and temporary fixed term contract. Successful candidates will be based in Fort St. John.

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 which supports your journey to becoming a Field Director. The successful candidate will also assist in the growth of the archaeology business in your 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 Archaeologist your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources management under the direction of the Field Crew Supervisor 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

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  • A degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Working towards your Field Director status in the BC Sub-arctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Sub-arctic Boreal Forest culture area
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities and Peoples. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Southern Interior area
  • 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 license (Class 5)
  • UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset


Expected Salary (all locations): $53,900 to $91,700

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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