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Water Resources Engineer, Urban Systems, Kamloops BC

Team Lead, Industrial Monitoring, City of Calgary

Water Superintendent, City of Coquitlam



Water Resources Engineer
Urban Systems, Kamloops, BC

About the Opportunity

Water resources engineering is an integral part of our practice at Urban Systems, and we are looking for an experienced Water Resource Engineer to join our Kamloops team. In this role, you will benefit from the support of industry professionals while working on exciting and challenging water resource projects that make a visible difference in many communities. Assisting in the planning, design, and construction phases of projects, you will be given as much freedom and responsibilities as you demonstrate you are able to handle. In addition to the learning and project experience you will receive, you can expect to be responsible for the following: 

  • Developing your water resource engineering skills and your understanding of best practices in a practical, real world setting.
  • Applying practical knowledge related to water resource, stormwater and drainage design and providing workable solutions to engineering problems on small scale and large multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Preparing technical reports, plans, studies, proposals, and oral presentations.
  • Preparing construction plan drawings, construction details, specifications, cost estimates and contract documents.
  • Carrying out hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and the design of municipal and highway drainage systems, including ditches, culverts, pipe systems, inlets, spillways, and detention ponds.
  • Understanding applicable regulatory requirements related to, for example, works in and about water, fish passage, and water licensing.
  • Acting as our clients’ representative during construction of works to gather information, conduct inspections, and ensure that designs are built to specifications.
  • Proactively and professionally communicating with co-workers, clients, contractors, regulators, and the general public.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to learning through the ongoing achievement of personal and professional goals.
  • Undertaking work in a way that satisfies our Organizational Quality Management requirements.


About You

The right candidate for this opportunity will be a graduate with a civil engineering degree and a keen interest in all aspects of water resources, stormwater and drainage engineering. In addition, the following attributes would be considered a great benefit to this role.

  • You have 5 to 10 years of progressive experience with an emphasis on drainage and water resources engineering and are either already registered with EGBC or are immediately eligible.
  • You have a keen interest in pursuing a career in water resources engineering and working with all levels of government on surface water projects primarily in British Columbia.
  • You have experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling tools, such as PCSWMM and HEC-RAS.
  • You can manage multiple objectives at the same time and thrive in a self-directed work environment.
  • You take initiative, are a problem solver, and continually deliver consistent, high quality work.
  • You are well suited to working in a consulting environment with instincts for listening to and working collaboratively with other people of varying backgrounds and perspectives, providing practical solutions to problems, and working hard to deliver value to our clients.
  • You are willing and able to travel to project sites throughout Western Canada.


About Us

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada.  In business since 1975, we have four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous communities, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 400 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.

About Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

  • Challenging and interesting project opportunities;
  • A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things;
  • The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment;
  • Ongoing career development and learning; and
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition.


How to Apply

If this describes your background, your skills and your natural talents, please check out our website for more information and submit your resume and covering letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire (available for download on our site) via the following link:

Deadline for applications: December 14, 2018.




City of Calgary

Team Lead, Industrial Monitoring

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
As the Team Lead, Industrial Monitoring, you will lead a team responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance of industrial and commercial wastewater discharges. You will create and encourage a collaborative culture for staff and will provide leadership and technical expertise related to Industrial and Commercial Wastewater Quality; environmental issues and legislation; and industrial monitoring, surcharge and septage.

Your duties will include:

  • Provide staff development, coaching, engagement and performance management.
  • Prepare and monitor resources (including business planning, budgets and staffing).
  • Prioritize operational priorities; provide leadership and direction setting for compliance initiatives.
  • Demonstrate safety leadership and champion employee safety.
  • Active involvement in cross utility initiatives, providing technical expertise and advice to internal and external stakeholders (for example Industrial Customers) on issues such as bylaw compliance, permitting, industrial inspections & monitoring.
  • Leads compliance programs; including Industrial Monitoring and Surcharge, Fats Oils Grease (FOG) Management, Septage Disposal, Permitting, and Compliance Monitoring. Identifies opportunities for improvement, develops and implements program and process efficiencies and effectiveness that are in alignment with water quality best practices and technology advancements.


  • A degree in a relevant field (e.g. Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Management or Science).
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience working with water and wastewater chemistry that includes experience in industrial processes and waste, wastewater treatment processes, compliance monitoring, environmental and wastewater legislation, bylaws and stewardship and best management practices and technology.
  • Success requires strong analytical skills; collaborative and strategic leadership; superior written and oral communication; the ability to engage and motivate staff; strong relationship-building skills.
  • Professional certification as a Professional Engineer or Professional Chemist will be considered as an asset.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Apply online at:

Union: Exempt
Business Unit: Water Services
Position Type: Permanent
Location: 4302 15 St SE
Compensation: Level F $88,307- 135,252 per annum
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day
work week with one day off in a 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By:  December 14, 2018.
Job ID #: 301501



Water Superintendent
City of Coquitlam

The City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam) offers the vibrant action of a growing city combined with a beautiful natural setting boasting abundant parks and green space, along with arts and cultural venues and multiple recreational facilities. Coquitlam is the sixth largest – and one of the fastest growing – cities in BC. Home to over 141,000 and sets a high standard of living in the Lower Mainland.

The Engineering and Public Works Department plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains the core service systems that supply water for drinking and firefighting, collects and disposes of sanitary sewage and drainage, manages the solid waste collection contract, as well as providing multi-modal transportation facilities, including roads, bridges, walkways, street lighting and traffic signal systems. The Department also maintains the corporate fleet that includes passenger vehicles, trucks, construction equipment, and small operating equipment.

Reporting to the Manager, Operations, the next Water Superintendent will be responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s rapidly growing Level IV Water Distribution system consisting of 13 pump stations, 8 reservoirs, numerous PRV and SCADA monitored sites, and 500 kilometers of water mains. The Water Superintendent leads, supervises and mentors a staff of 29 who are involved in all aspects of water distribution and environmental protection.

The Water Superintendent is responsible for protecting the health, safety and economic well-being of water consumers in Coquitlam through the management and operation of the Water Utility. The work is technical, supervisory and administrative in nature. The incumbent directs and leads the operation, monitoring, evaluation, maintenance, repair, and quality control activities of the water utility, which provides fire protection and safe drinking water to over 140,000 persons.

The successful candidate will have over five years of progressively responsible experience with a strong understanding of the distribution and treatment for potable water and wastewater. They will have excellent management and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop the effective working relationships required to optimize resources and support City priorities.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have the EOCP Certification-Water Distribution Level 4 (Level 2 or 3 may be considered depending on previous experience) and eligibility for certification as an AScT or CTech from ASTTBC. The successful candidate will have relevant post-secondary experience and possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.

The City of Coquitlam is an equal opportunity employer, striving to promote diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace. Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with Coquitlam, please contact Paul Phillips or Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to



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