Job: Field Director


WSP Canada
Field Director

Salary $72,600 – $123,400
Location Vancouver, BC


WSP has a new and exciting opportunity for a Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Vancouver location. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the BC Region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience 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.

WSP has a large backlog of local project work which affords the successful candidate an opportunity to work locally for the majority of the year, should that be desired.

As a Field Director your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out archaeological survey, test excavation or mitigative excavation in cultural resources setting and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Leading archaeological field programs
  • Preparing and contributing to proposals
  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Assisting with managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • 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

What you’ll bring to WSP:

  •  A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience;
  • Field Director status in the Northwest Coast culture area;
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types;
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships in the Lower Mainland area;
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions and varying durations;
  • 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);
  • First Aid Certification would be considered an asset.

Your benefits at WSP will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects;
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • National project opportunities;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team of experienced archaeologists with a variety of specialties (e.g., faunal analysis, underwater archaeology, lithic analysis, and human osteology);
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals;
  • Employer matched pension plan;
  • Paid vacation days and ability to bank overtime;
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs;
  • A dedicated Indigenous relations team that actively promotes relationships with Indigenous groups and businesses;
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office;
  • Project support from a large in-house multidisciplinary team (e.g., geomorphologists, geotechnical engineers, traditional use specialists, and plant and animal biologists) and from dedicated support staff (e.g., GIS, accounting);
  • We support professional development through professional membership reimbursement and participation in technical communities.


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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