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Field Technologist

Company: Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd
Location : Burnaby,BC

* This is an ECO Canada Youth Employment Program position. Preference will be given to pre-approved candidates. For more information on this program please visit: https://www.eco.ca/employers/internship-program/
Company Profile

KWL is an employee-owned, mid-sized consulting engineering firm with offices in Greater Vancouver (Burnaby), Nelson, Vernon, Victoria and Calgary, AB.  Founded in 1975, KWL has grown to a staff of over 160.  Our expertise is water, in all its implications for engineering projects—from water supply and resources, to wastewater treatment and stormwater management, water-based power generation and the many aspects of water that can affect land.

Job Description

Do you like working outdoors?  Are you looking for a great career and to have an opportunity to travel throughout Western Canada?  Are you interested in creative solutions to solve data acquisition needs?

Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd, is currently seeking a Field Technologist to work from our Burnaby office. 

Your duties will include:

Field Work: Throughout the Lower Mainland, to the Fraser Valley and beyond you will be involved in installation and maintenance of remote monitoring stations which collect data for engineering and planning studies.  Working environments include but are not limited to pipes, manholes, rivers, lakes, and pump stations.  Occasional fieldwork outside the lower mainland is anticipated.

Office Work: Working with advanced environmental monitoring technologies like FlowWorks® you will be providing expertise, reports and data analysis to our Clients, and other KWL engineering teams.  Additionally, you will be directly responsible for organizing, managing and monitoring the performance of your project sites.

What We're Looking For
The right person...

• Diploma of Technology; A minimum of 1 year of field experience is preferred;
• Interest in hydrology, environmental protection, pioneering monitoring strategies, remote sensing/wireless technologies and water management;
• Require basic level of physical fitness as job involves handling heavy equipment and tools, confined space entry, climbing ladders, and working in potentially hazardous areas;
• Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License;
• Organized and able to work both independently and as part of a project team;
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
• Mechanical, electrical, and electronics installation and troubleshooting experience;
• Experience in consulting engineering or related work experience would be an asset.

What we Offer

Support…
Every employee at Kerr Wood Leidal receives the support of a mentor and a technical advisor. Our senior staff represents some of the best minds in British Columbia in municipal engineering. We also offer engineer internship and co-op jobs. Our employee education program will help you achieve your professional goals.

Flexible work hours…
As part of our efforts to foster a creative and industrious workplace, we encourage employees to develop their own work schedule, which includes flexible work hours.

Shared responsibility…
You will be a key player in every project you work on. You will see projects from start to finish, and enjoy a range of tasks limited only by your ability and interest.

Success and Recognition…
Kerr Wood Leidal continues to win numerous awards, including the Schreyer Award – Canada’s highest honour for consulting engineering achievement – and Awards of Merit and Excellence from various national and provincial professional engineering associations.

Excellent salary and benefits package…
Kerr Wood Leidal offers an excellent salary and benefits package, including extended medical and dental coverage, life insurance, flexible work schedules, and profit sharing. We reward excellence with generous performance bonuses. Kerr Wood Leidal is 100% employee-owned.