Water Resources Engineer, Floodplain Mapping
Water Resources Engineer, Floodplain Mapping (INTERNAL ONLY)
Full Time – 2 Year Secondment
Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.
We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.
Our strategic plan, Metamorphosis, continues to drive us to embrace more innovative ideas to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships and position us to become leaders in conservation. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, are driven by measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment. If you are looking to join an environmentally focused, socially conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Coordinator, Floodplain Mapping, the Water Resources Engineer is responsible for water resources engineering input related to the development and technical review of hydrologic and hydraulic models and mapping.
- Develop watershed-scale hydrologic and hydraulic models and flood hazard mapping for CH led projects, including signing and sealing final engineering drawings
- Provide technical peer review of consultant led floodplain mapping studies
- Conduct field investigation of critical hydrologic and hydraulic elements
- Analyze and assess model output to ensure floodplain has been appropriately defined
- Provide recommendations on an appropriate course of action to the Coordinator, Floodplain Mapping and Senior Manager, Water Resources Engineering for complex and non-standard model scenarios
- Assist with the development of procedures, guidelines, strategies, and system supports, to guide implementation and effective delivery of Conservation Halton’s Floodplain Mapping Program
- Provide comprehensive expert advice to proponents, municipalities, and other agencies, including expert advice and opinions on behalf of Conservation Halton at legal hearings, the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal, or other tribunals
- Compose technical memos and letters summarizing project findings (such as communications to support review of CH work by the Technical Advisory Committee, summarize review of consultant work, or to document the model to support the needs of future model users.)
- Prepare technical reports summarizing methodology, findings, recommendations and limitations associated with CH led studies,
- Support generation of Public Information Centre display boards and presentations to broadly communicate study findings
- Assist with the development of Request for Proposals and other documents related to procurement of external consultants
- A degree in Water Resources or Civil Engineering (with a Water Resources focus) or related program from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 5 years working experience
- Designated as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), licensed in the Province of Ontario
- Extensive knowledge and experience developing, calibrating, and validating watershed-scale hydrologic and hydraulic models (including demonstrated proficiency with HEC-RAS)
- Detailed knowledge of principles, policies, guidelines, and procedures (including Provincial Natural Hazards Technical Guidelines and other industry documents), related to modelling, mapping, and hazard management
- Experience with project coordination
- Knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act
- Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making capabilities
- Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment while maintaining project schedules
- Ability to work with computer software and administrative systems in a Windows environment (e.g. file maintenance; word processing; presentation and GIS software; computerized spreadsheet applications; information input and retrieval, etc.)
- Starting at $87,596 annually, based on a 35-hour week
- You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment with no traffic lights for several miles
- You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
- You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
- Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
- Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
- Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise
Our Core Values
Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.
Please email your application to email@example.com by January 20, 2021.
Your application should include:
Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.