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Region Business Line Leader, Water, AECOM

Water Resources Engineer, Urban Systems

Drinking Water Quality Provincial Expert - Alberta Environment and Parks Edmonton

Division Manager, Transmission Operations –,Metro Vancouver

Environmental Services Manager, Town of Bridgewater

Manager, Water Operations, City of Surrey



Region Business Line Leader, Water


AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.  When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future.  Their teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come.  They ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership.  Their core values define who they are, how they act and what they aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world,  but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city they touch. 

AECOM’S Water division’s goal is to ensure that their water clients have access to globally sustainable technologies, locally delivered. From flood protection to nutrient control to desalination, AECOM’s professionals work in and across the major markets to deliver comprehensive solutions that safeguard human health and the environment. Balancing the world’s need for safe, reliable water with protecting this critical natural resource for the future requires a deep understanding of interconnected systems. They work with clients across the entire project life cycle — from initial planning studies through final construction and operations and maintenance services — on both traditional and alternative project-delivery options (design-build, public-private partnerships and financing).

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The Region Business Line Leader (RBLL), Water will ideally be based out of AECOM’s Toronto (Markham) office. This is an attractive career opportunity, equivalent to senior vice president level, to serve in a key leadership role within AECOM’s dynamic, high growth, fast-paced culture in which high performing teams flourish.


In this role you will report to the EVP, Water Business Line Executive based in the US and the EVP, Region Executive, Canada based in Toronto. Your direct reports will include two Directors of Operations, as well as Business Development.  There is  a complement of about 500 team members throughout Canada. You will provide leadership and business development to define and capture strategies and direct the most important pursuits, especially for existing  accounts, major projects and new business. You will have the opportunity to grow the Water business line and your career within a   successful and growing company.

The Region Business Line Leader’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Develop overall market growth strategies, which articulate market trends/drivers and recommended priorities to successfully invest and grow, consistent with the region Water business line’s and AECOM’s overall growth objectives.
  • Participate in the development of growth and business development strategy in collaboration with Business Line Executive, Region Business Line Leaders, market sector leaders and account managers.
  • Responsible for region P&L including revenue generation, project margin achievement, DSO, G&A, project delivery, client satisfaction, staff utilization, safety, claims resolution and quality.
  • Provide leadership for the region by communicating the strategy and objectives of the organization and region.
  • Provide strategic direction to region management team to advance and position the region for sustained and continued profitable growth consistent within the context of the strategic plan.
  • Lead market specific external affairs and branding activities that promote AECOM.
  • Directly engage and interface with current and prospective clients. Attend sales calls as appropriate with technical experts and Account Managers.
  • Implement strategic plans and objectives of the organization as applicable to the region.
  • Ensure the success and growth of the region and collaboration with other regions.
  • Experience in geographic area, ideally in the market sector area associated with AECOM’s Water practice (water treatment, water resources, storm water management, etc.)
  • Extensive experience in driving growth, developing strategy, generating sales, and building high performance teams.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.  MBA or advanced degree would be an asset.
  • 15+ years of related experience, including 8+ years of experience in business development, operations  management, profit and loss, and staff management.


Entrepreneurial/Growth Oriented: Demonstrated business development and leadership performance. Seek out and recognize business opportunities and remain current on industry issues and trends.

Relationship Builder: Ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with clients and other stakeholders. 

Collaborative and Collegial: Team player, positive demeanor, contribute to strong morale. Active and respectful listener. Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Problem Solving/Decision Making: Agile response to fast paced work environment and organizational change. Demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature judgement.

A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary, bonus opportunity  and excellent benefits.  Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

Allan Nelson  or  Laura Youngberg or Heather Fookes
Leaders International
530, 1000 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 5L5
Phone:  (403) 263-0600   Email:





Water Resources Engineer
Urban Systems, Calgary, AB


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 Calgary 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, trap low, inlets, and detention ponds.
  • Understanding applicable regulatory requirements related to, for example, works in and about water, and water licensing.
  • 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 has 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 4 to 8 years of progressive experience with an emphasis on drainage and water resources engineering and are either already registered with APEGA or are immediately eligible.
  • You have a keen interest in pursuing a career in water resources engineering and working with all levels of government and private clients on surface water projects primarily in Alberta.
  • You are details oriented and take pride in the quality of your work.
  • You have experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling tools, such as PCSWMM and XPSWMM.
  • 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.


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 450 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).

Deadline for applications: February 15th, 2019.


Drinking Water Quality Provincial Expert  - Scientific 3         

Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton

Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton. The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at:

The Provincial Programs Branch of the Operations Division of Environment and Parks is currently looking to fill the position of Drinking Water Quality Provincial Expert.

Reporting to the Director, Drinking Water and Wastewater, you will have a leading role in the provincial drinking water program by serving as the Ministry's provincial expert on issues related to drinking water quality. As the drinking water quality expert, you will be responsible for maintaining and leading revisions to regulatory and non-regulatory instruments such as provincial Standards and Guidelines, operational policies, and regulations related to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act to support the provision of safe drinking water to all Albertans.

You will be the provincial expert for safeguarding all aspects of drinking water quality to ensure the protection of public health. You will be successful in this challenging role by working closely with staff in Provincial Programs Branch, Environment and Parks, and other key ministries notably Alberta Health to identify and implement improvements. These include setting new standards, regulatory processes, program management systems, all related to drinking water systems.

In this role, you will be working primarily in an office setting located in downtown Edmonton and Twin Atria, and will have frequent contact with ministry staff, other government departments, and external stakeholders. Some travel is required to attend meetings outside of Edmonton.

Salary: $2,963.75 - $3,904.80 bi-weekly ($77,353 - $101, 915 annually). Closing Date: February 5, 2019. Job ID #1053089

Qualifications: A completed Masters Degree in a related discipline such as environmental science/engineering, chemistry, biological sciences is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed PhD in a related field.

In addition to education, a minimum of 4 years of work experience is required, including project management or regulatory experience in the water industry and some demonstrable experience related to research projects. Strong fundamental knowledge of drinking water treatment process technologies is required. Memberships in appropriate professional bodies in Alberta is essential, such as for example the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta, Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Equivalencies will be considered.

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Agility - Ability to identify, anticipate, and analyze complex issues.

Drive for Results - Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, meet timelines and work under pressure.

Build Collaborative Environments - Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships.

Develop Networks - Strong communication and interpersonal skills to develop and deliver understandable scientific information to key stakeholders, the scientific community, public audiences, and senior executives in government.

Systems Thinking - Ability to synthesize findings to identify risks, possible actions and where possible, solutions.

Creative Problem Solving - Creative thinking may involve the identification of environmental thresholds in highly complex systems to provide safe drinking water.

This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

What we offer:

Online applications are preferred via . Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

To apply online, for first time users you will be required to create a Careers Account.
Information regarding Alberta Public Service Jobs: 
Tips for applicants:

Please address your cover letter to Human Resources.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Human Resources at 780-422-7757.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at 780-422-7757. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check  for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.




Division Manager, Transmission Operations – Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver

Division Manager, Transmission Operations – Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is a vibrant, richly diverse region focused on livability and ensuring quality of life for the region’s residents, both now and for generations to come.   Metro Vancouver Regional District is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services to 2.5 million residents. Its core services are providing drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing. The regional district is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each local authority.  Metro Vancouver employees serve and help share one of Canada’s most desirable regions. 

It's an exciting time to join the Metro Vancouver’s Water Services team.  The Water Services Department provides clean, safe drinking water through its member municipalities for 2.5 million residents in the Lower Mainland. The water comes from rain and snowmelt from the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam Watersheds. Operating the vast drinking water system, with expansive infrastructure and a growing population, requires continual enhancements, upgrades, repairs and expansion.

Reporting to the Director, Operations and Maintenance, Water Services, the Division Manager, Transmission Operations is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the remote and field-based operations of the region’s drinking water supply system.  The water supply system consists of over 520 km of large diameter water mains, 19 water pump stations, 26 water storage reservoirs, and 5 dams. The Division Manager has responsibility for the operation and maintenance of Metro Vancouver's water transmission infrastructure and leads a team of over 50 employees including exempt and unionized operations and technical staff.  Accountable for the division's budget, the Division Manager contributes to long range planning; and develops and implements strategic initiatives. In addition, they act as a resource for technical and project management advice for problem situations and provide guidance to others within Metro Vancouver and on behalf of the organization to contacts external to the organization.
The ideal candidate brings years of progressive experience as a strong leader with both vision and a steady hand, and has excellent coaching, development and communication skills. They will have extensive technical expertise related to water infrastructure systems and operations including the regulatory aspects affecting the design, construction, operations and maintenance, and/or experience in engineering, construction, or high-profile leadership role in government or complex public sector organization, and enjoy building relationships in this influential role.  Experience related to managing water supply transmission system operations including remote and field-based operations for a large complex utility service like Metro Vancouver's will be an asset, along with a superior ability to troubleshoot complex challenges affecting operations and effectively implement appropriate solutions. Extensive knowledge of relevant regulatory criteria, customer expectations and business drivers is required.

To express interest in this outstanding opportunity please apply in confidence online at or by email to by February 15th, 2019.




Environmental Services Manager

Town of Bridgewater


Our vibrant community is seeking a motivated candidate to assume the role of Environmental Services Manager for our Engineering Department.

  • Position Summary:  The position of Environmental Services Manager is responsible for the operations, maintenance and budgetary management of both the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater’s water utility and the Town of Bridgewater’s wastewater facility. The incumbent works under the direction of the Town Engineer to ensure effective and efficient operation of the water and wastewater facilities 

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Two years post-secondary education in engineering or a related field (required).
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or related field is an asset.


  • Have, or be willing to obtain Operator’s certifications:
    • Water Treatment (Class III, or higher)
    • Water Distribution (Class II, or higher)
    • Wastewater Treatment (Class III, or higher)
    • Wastewater Collection (Class II, or higher)


  • A minimum of five years of industry related experience is required.
  • A minimum of three years of supervisory experience is required.


  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Strong troubleshooting skills;
  • Strong/ effective supervisory and leadership skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing.

View the full job description at

This is a permanent, full time position. Salary range is $ $75,890 to $ $84,263. The Town of Bridgewater also offers a comprehensive benefits package including defined contribution pension plan.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume in confidence by Friday, February 8, 2019 to:
Ashley Chase, Human Resources
Town of Bridgewater
60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater NS B4V 3X9
Fax: 902 543-6876

While we appreciate your interest in working for the Town of Bridgewater, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Manager, Water Operations
City of Surrey

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city - and their careers - forward.

Guided by the core values of Community, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Service, the City of Surrey provides municipal government services to the residents and businesses of Canada's 12th largest city. The City values the contributions of our 4000+ employees and is proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. The City has created a culture that reflects its desire to work collaboratively with City Council, employees, residents and stakeholders.

Reporting to the Manager of Operations, the Water Operations Manager performs supervisory and administrative work relating to the direction of water quality, water metering, water construction and maintenance work within the City of Surrey.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or Diploma of Technology from a recognized university or equivalent training and/or experience. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of water operations, including experience in a management role in a public environment. The role requires excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. A valid EOCP Water Distribution License (minimum level 3) is not mandatory but is an asset; a valid BC driver’s license is required.

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe in equal pay for equal work; in finding the best candidates based on skill and competence regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, political belief, marital or family status, and/or Indigenous status. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Please contact 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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