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Materials Technician
Business Line Earth & Environment
ID # 16876
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable






At WSP our Geotechnical and Materials group are providing field and laboratory testing services to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for a Materials Technician to join the Materials team and to be located at our Sherwood Park office. Reporting to the Central Lab Supervisor you will oversee field and laboratory testing of concrete, asphalt, soils, and aggregates in accordance with CSA and ASTM test procedures and providing support to the engineering team.


Why choose WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new thing;
  • 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.

#WeAre  WSP


What you can expect to do here:

  • You will perform concrete field testing and soil compaction testing using a nuclear gauge;
  • Perform aggregate qualification testing programs in accordance with procedures outlined in CSA and ASTM;
  • You will assist the engineering team with site inspections;
  • You will prepare laboratory test reports, and field review reports;
  • You will work closely with a team of engineers and technologists
  • You will follow and abide by WSP’s health and safety policy;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited institution;
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in materials testing on industrial construction sites, quality assurance and control and construction monitoring;
  • Valid driver’s license with no restrictions;
  • Minimum of two years continuous experience in concrete and soils testing;
  • CCIL Certified Concrete Testing Technician
  • Adaptable to changing work environment;
  • Motivated, self-starter who can work well independently or with a team;
  • Good technical writing skills;
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs;
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal.


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Sherwood Park, AB

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