Job: Archaeologist [Job ID: 52011]


WSP E&I Canada Limited
Archaeologist [Job ID: 52011]

Salary $62,600-$106,400 annually
Location Fort St John, BC


WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms – made stronger with the recent creation of WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc.

We have over 63,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000 people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

The Opportunity:

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.

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 
  • 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 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 …

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Working towards your Field Director status in the BC Interior Plateau culture area
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Interior Plateau 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 licence (Class 5)
  • UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset


Expected Salary (all locations): $62 600 – $106 400

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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