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Project Manager - Watershed Management, City of Hamilton

Senior Water Resources Engineer , McElhanney Consulting Services

Special Project Engineer, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Executive Director, Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA)



City of Hamilton

Project Manager - Watershed Management

If stormwater and watershed management is your strength as an engineer or engineering technologist, bring your expertise and project management skills to the City of Hamilton.
As a Project Manager, you will provide leadership to a diverse project team focused on Watershed Management, Stormwater Infrastructure planning/systems design, operation/optimization of existing stormwater and watershed systems support, development, redevelopment, permitting, and environmental issues by applying expertise in Stormwater and Watershed Management. It will be your responsibility to ensure that infrastructure systems design activities are delivered in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner.

Your qualifications as a Project Manager - Watershed Management include:

  • Proven demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practices of Watershed and Stormwater Management usually acquired by obtaining a degree or diploma in Civil Engineering or Environmental Science Engineering, or a relevant discipline, or a combination of relevant education and work experience.
  • Previous experience in the analysis and design of storm drainage infrastructures systems, and stormwater management facilities, and preparation of stormwater management, Watershed, and Sub-watershed reports.
  • Previous extensive project management experience in a stormwater/watershed environment through industry best practice theory/application such as Project Management Institute (PMI) or similar.
  • Experience in dynamic computer modelling stewardship, including refinement, calibration, and execution/simulations, and demonstrated knowledge of dynamic computer hydraulic modelling and associated software such as MIKE Urban-DHI, InfoWorks, SWMM/XPSWMM and/or HEC/HECRAS/HYMO/SWMHYMO.
  • Experience in the preparation of studies/reports for analysis of infrastructure, environmental & economic impacts associated with infrastructure planning/systems design typically through Municipal Class EA protocol balancing environmental and economic/lifecycle costs, and developing mitigation measures to address impacts.
  • Membership in, or eligibility for certification with, respective professional associations, i.e., Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, or registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, preferred.
  • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.

NOTE: Possession of, and ability to maintain, a Class "G" Driver's Licence valid in the Province of Ontario and a point-free driving record and/or a record found to be satisfactory to the City of Hamilton.
This CUPE Local 1041 Supv permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $45.222 to $50.247 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

Hamilton. A city of progress.
At the City of Hamilton, our vision is “to be the best place in Canada to raise a child and age successfully.” With our rich history, culturally strong and diverse communities, blend of urban and rural attractions, and ideal location in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is a vibrant community of neighbours. We are also a leading employer, with many opportunities to grow and excel. We invite you to share in our vision as part of the Hamilton Water Division in the Public Works Department.

For full details and to apply
If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on this Project Manager - Watershed Management position, and to apply online. Alternatively, you may send your resume, by Wednesday, April 5, 2017, quoting Job ID #12488, to: Staffing/Workforce Planning Specialist, Human Resources, c/o City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON  L8P 4Y5. Fax: 905-546-2650. In person: Standard Life Building, 120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Hamilton.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.
The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd

Senior Water Resources Engineer


McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. seeks a Senior Water Resources Engineer to join our busy team in Surrey, BC.

Typical projects within the scope of this position would include Watershed Planning and Integrated Stormwater Management Planning studies, Stormwater Infrastructure Designs, Floodplain Analysis & Management, Mine Water Management and River and Bridge Hydraulics.

  • Education and background in water resource and hydrotechnical engineering, with minimum 15 years’ progressive experience
  • Extensive experience in watershed and drainage studies, drainage infrastructure design and construction, and understanding of stormwater guidelines, policies, and bylaws
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and calculations. Knowledge of standard computer modelling software packages such as PC/XP-SWMM, OTT/SWMM-HYMO, QUALHYMO, MOUSE, HEC-1/2/RAS, Mike-11, and/or similar software. Experience in developing other calculation algorithms such as water balance models and climate change analysis
  • Knowledge in other areas such as fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, hydrogeology, hydro-electric development, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection systems, etc.
  • Familiarity with environmental permitting processes and procedures
  • Registration (in good standing) as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in British Columbia, or eligibility for registration
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written English language communications skills
  • Demonstrated project and team management skills with a high degree of leadership capability
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing written proposals, reports and public presentations
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Benefits of working for McElhanney

  • Locally based office with strong community ties and very positive working environment
  • We are 100% employee-owned, and this position would be eligible for shareholding
  • Full benefits package, competitive salary, annual bonus eligibility and the potential to become an owner of the company
  • An assortment of company-sponsored professional development activities

If this is the opportunity for you, visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Established in 1910, McElhanney is a Canadian employee-owned company offering top-quality engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. At McElhanney, you are working within a strong team that is well-established in the local industry. Our employees value working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and great team of professionals.
McElhanney’s Surrey Engineering group is a multi-disciplinary professional office currently involved in many high profile infrastructure projects.  We enjoy a high level of job satisfaction due to solid team effort and a positive corporate culture.  Located on the 23rd floor of Central City Tower, our modern office space is near the SkyTrain and readily accessible via public transit.


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Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Special Projects Engineer

Are you looking to use your well-established project management, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills to be a Special Project Engineer in the Indigenous Drinking Water Projects Office, in the Drinking Water Management Division? Consider this opportunity with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

What can I expect to do in this role?
You will:
• conduct engineering assessments and lead assigned projects and services aimed at ensuring safe sustainable drinking water and wastewater for First Nations communities across Ontario
• provide expertise towards ensuring long-term sustainability in design, construction, operations and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater systems
Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

You are a Professional Engineer, licensed with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
Must have ability to travel province wide.

Technical Knowledge:
• You have demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of environmental sciences, chemical or civil engineering, including microbiology and bacteriology, and of water resources, sanitary and environmental engineering, particularly as they pertain to complex water treatment, distribution works and wastewater works, and new/emerging environmental trends and issues to evaluate engineering designs and new technologies
• You have demonstrated knowledge to provide technical guidance and advice regarding the plan and infrastructure necessary to improve the drinking water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities
• You have specialized design knowledge in process equipment, operations and instrumentation to review and recommend infrastructure plans for approval
• You have demonstrated knowledge of microbiology and bacteriology as they relate to waterborne diseases to evaluate the effectiveness of all potential treatment processes
• You have knowledge of the principles and practices of the various current treatment processes and treatment barriers that impact on protection of the First Nations communities' health and that will support the resolution of drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and that ensure the long-term sustainability of water and wastewater systems on reserves
• You have knowledge of engineering codes and standards, current relevant legislation/regulations, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Occupational Health and Safety legislation and the Environmental Bill of Rights, related regulations, applicable national/international standards and relevant Provincial and Federal government directions/priorities for safe drinking water for Ontario's First Nations communities to support the Indigenous Drinking Water Project priorities and mandate
• You have knowledge of the full range of relevant municipal processes as well as best management practices related to water treatment processes for drinking water systems, and their potential environmental impacts.

Project Management and Analytical Skills:
• You have demonstrated knowledge of, and skills in project management, methodologies and best practices to plan and lead a variety of project activities for water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities
• You have specialized technical expertise and project leadership on assigned projects for the creation of a long-term infrastructure plan and path forward to support the elimination of long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructures
• You have demonstrated knowledge to manage all phases of projects from feasibility to commissioning, training and support with the objective of ensuring long-term sustainability in planning, maintaining and operating the drinking water and wastewater systems of First Nations communities across the province.

Communication and Relationship Building Skills:
• You have demonstrated relationship building and management skills as well as cultural awareness to develop often collaborative relationships with First Nations Community leaders, First Nations Political and Technical Organizations as well as the Federal Government’s Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada department along with a range of other contacts throughout the project lifecycle
• You have written communication skills to prepare technical plans/documents/submissions, briefing notes and other related project documents
• You have oral communication and consultation skills to communicate complex technical information to colleagues, internal and external contacts as well as project partners and to make both internal and external presentations.

Judgement and Problem-Solving Skills:
• You have demonstrated issues analysis skills to identify and resolve a range of technical, project, relationships issues impacting project success
• You have demonstrated judgement in using engineering expertise in performing a range of analyses and making engineering decisions to solve unusual problems or address new situations to develop a path forward to resolve long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure
• You have demonstrated judgement to exercise and analyze engineering designs, equipment specifications, operating practices/parameters of applications ranging from moderate to high complexity
• You have demonstrated judgement in assessing health risks and formulating and recommending interim/temporary measures as well as long-term sustainable solutions
• You have demonstrated judgement to assess the viability of new and emerging treatment technologies and their applicability in a wide range of communities across the province
• You have demonstrated judgment to exercise in utilizing sensitivity when working in partnership with First Nations Community leaders, First Nations Political and Technical Organizations as well as the Federal Government’s department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in a politically sensitive environment regarding existing and future water and wastewater systems and their impact on the health of the communities.

Computer Skills:
• You have computer proficiency on a variety of standard software.

Salary Range: $79,260 - $104,020 per year

Additional information:


Please apply online, only, by Thursday, March 30, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 104237 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA)
Executive Director

As Executive Director of CWRA, you can make a difference to how Canada respects and manages its water. If you have a passion for what you do, have strong organizational skills, and can think strategically then this position is for you.

Education and Experience Requirements

Position Description
Hours:       Half to full-time but negotiable
Location:      Negotiable (most of the work done online and via teleconference)
Reports to:      CWRA Board of Directors
Remuneration:  $60 - $100k based on full time equivalent and related experience

CWRA Executive Director Qualities

  1. Passion: Motivated by CWRA’s Mission of promoting effective water management.
  2. Work Independently.  Able to make critical and timely decisions that are aligned with the CWRA’s vision and priorities.  Goal driven and possess a high degree of motivation and energy. Creative, dynamic and have a record of productivity.
  3. Financial Acumen.  Understand finances, know how to budget and recognize both financial opportunities and threats.  Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques.
  4. Ability to listen, accept and motivate others.  Know how to actively receive input and listen to other viewpoints. Collaborate with others, and have the ability to attract and inspire others, including volunteer board members and staff.
  5. Sound Judgment. Have the ability to sift through alternatives, deliberate, and then arrive at a sound decision. Do not let obstacles stand in their way and can persevere through difficult times for the organization.

CWRA Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities


Operational planning and management:

Program planning and management

External Relations / Advocacy

Human resources planning and management

Financial planning and management

Contact info
Send Resumes to:

Closing Date:  April 7, 2017

About CWRA
CWRA is a national organization of individuals and organizations from the public, private and academic sectors that are committed to raising awareness of the value of water and to promoting responsible and effective water resource management in Canada. CWRA’s membership consists of approximately 1000 water resources professionals including managers, administrators, scientists, academics, students and young professionals.
CWRA  organizes conferences, symposiums, workshops and webinars dealing with a wide range of water issues, publishes the Canadian Water Resources Journal and Water News on a quarterly basis, as well as other papers and reports, and promotes effective water management through other events and activities.
CWRA has branch organizations in most Canadian provinces and members can also participate in the affiliates dealing with education (Project WET), hydrology (CSHS) or water and agriculture. (CANCID)

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$75.00 per week, or a volume discount of
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