Current Job Opportunities
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Application deadline: Open until filled
We are currently seeking hydroclimate technologist candidates with strong skills in year-round field work, hydrometrics, surveying and data processing to participate in our river engineering, hydrology and geomorphology projects. The position will be based in NHC’s North Vancouver office, but project work will be throughout BC and Western Canada.
For further details on the position and directions to apply, please go to our careers site https://nhcweb.com/about-us/careers/.
Senior Lead, Environment Operations, Water
Teck Resources Ltd – Sparwood Shared Services
Location: Sparwood, BC
Application deadline: April 29, 2021
Reporting to the Manager, Water Monitoring and Planning, the Senior Lead, Environmental Operations, Water is responsible for providing technical and strategic direction for matters related to water quality/quantity, compliance, and integrated watershed planning at an operational and business unit level.
In this role you have the opportunity to engage with departments across our operations and work on diverse projects within our group. You will grow in your environmental knowledge and have the chance to progress your career within the environmental group and our operations.
To apply, follow the directions posted to the job description at Teck.
Application deadline: June 15, 2021
The CWRA is recruiting a peer-reviewer with professional experience in water resources economics or a related field, to review and provide feedback on a 51 page report prepared for the International Joint Commission (IJC) titled “Economic Impact Assessment of Halting Commercial Navigation on the Montreal-to-Lake Ontario Section of the St. Lawrence River (COMNAV report).” An American peer-reviewer will be recruited as well, and the two roles will provide a consensus-based, independent peer- review report to the Independent Peer Review Group (IRG).
The IJC is a binational organization established by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. It provides advice to the governments of Canada and the United States on boundary waters issues. The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) of the IJC, is responsible for ensuring that outflows from Lake Ontario meet the requirements of the IJC’s Orders of Approval. In January 2015, the IJC established the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee. The GLAM Committee undertakes the monitoring, modeling and studies needed to support ongoing evaluation of the regulation of water levels and flows, including “Plan 2014” which regulates levels and flows of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. In response to public concerns over the management of water during the extreme events of 2017 and 2019, the IJC asked the GLAM Committee to investigate possible improvements that could be made to Lake Ontario outflow regulation activities.
These high-water events posed significant challenges to interests along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, including commercial navigation. Under extremely wet conditions, the ILOSLRB is authorized to regulate outflow so as to provide relief to riparian shoreline interests. In order to better understand the potential impacts of increasing outflows from Lake Ontario, the GLAM Committee worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources (IWR) to carry out an analysis of the economic impacts of halting commercial navigation on the Montreal-Lake Ontario portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway due to dangerous velocities that may result. The GLAM Committee is currently seeking an independent third party in Canada and the U.S. to carry out a peer-review of this analysis.
Each peer-reviewer will meet the following criteria:
- At a minimum, a graduate degree in economics and 15 years of professional experience in the field of water resource economics or a related field.
- Experience working on large, multi-disciplinary water resource economics or water management projects requiring impacts and benefits trade-off analysis among various sectors or interests.
Familiarity with Lake Ontario regulation and the GLAM Committee is an asset; however the COMNAV report reviewers should not be individuals who were involved in the development of Plan 2014 or in writing the COMNAV report.
Preference will be given to a member of the CWRA.
The Project Terms of Reference can be found here.
To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit a brief one-page summary with your related experience and skills by June 15, 2021 to: Maggie Romuld, Executive Director, CWRA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A short list will be developed from suitable candidates. We will contact those individuals for more information. We hope to have a contract in place by June 30, 2021 and the IRG requires the peer-review report by July 31, 2021.
Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Location: Swift Current, SK
Application deadline: 5:00 pm on June 29, 2021
Reporting to the Director, Rural Water Services, an employee in this training job will assist in providing watershed operations management services and engineering/geoscience support. In addition, this employee will participate in inter-disciplinary, inter-agency, and inter-jurisdictional investigations related to the development of watershed management plans. This employee will undertake work assignments under the guidance of a Professional Geoscientist/Engineer.
You will assist in coordinating and monitoring, on a watershed basis, the operations of site-specific reservoirs and water supply projects for the purpose of meeting water use and supply and inter-provincial and international apportionment objectives.
The successful candidate should possess a degree in Civil Engineering or a similar engineering discipline, registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) as an engineer-in-training.
Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Location: Swift Current, SK and Prince Albert, SK
Application deadline: 5:00 pm on July 9, 2021
Our Environmental Services team acts as a regulatory body focusing on municipal and privately-owned waterworks and sewage works to ensure facilities achieve the provincial standards for drinking water and wastewater effluent quality. We are searching for an enthusiastic individual to join a team of technical and professional staff performing this important work.
As a member of the team some of the duties you will be responsible for are to provide technical advice and expertise to stakeholders’ specific to the operation, maintenance and monitoring of water and wastewater treatment facilities with a primary focus on ensuring safe drinking water supplies for Saskatchewan residents.
This employee will undertake facility inspections and conducts water quality tests, providing guidance and expertise to plant operators to ensure compliant operations and to help diagnose problems and find suitable solutions. You will also respond to and provide advice in the event of water and/or wastewater works related upsets, emergencies or disease outbreaks and conducts formal investigations, contributes to the development of drinking water and wastewater related external policies and internal and external operational protocols.
The successful candidate should possess a degree in natural or physical sciences, environmental or civil engineering, integrated environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
This candidate is to have 3 years’ experience and must possess or be eligible to obtain a Level 2 Water Treatment and Level 2 Water Distribution Operators Certificate or have successfully completed a Level 2 Water Treatment and Level 2 Water Distribution Course and Exam.
Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Location: Moose Jaw, SK
Application deadline: 5:00 pm on July 21, 2021
An employee in this job will provide hydrogeologic interpretations and applied water well and water supply science to the public and other parties. In addition, this employee will assist in operating and maintaining corporate groundwater monitoring networks and the geophysical log database and will participate in other hydrogeologic studies and related activities required for the management and protection of the province’s groundwater resources.
In this position you will provide hydrogeologic interpretations and technical support of various groundwater and related data sources, hydrogeologic studies including the analysis of geologic, meteorologic, hydrogeologic and e-log data in support of groundwater supplies to individuals or groups and provide written and verbal reports to affected parties.
You will also be required to maintain geophysical logs and other databases to ensure the accurate collection, processing, publication, and distribution of hydrogeological data.
The successful candidate must possess a Diploma in Water Resources Engineering Technology or a similar technical discipline and be eligible for certification with Technology Professionals Saskatchewan (formerly SASTT) as an Associate Member. Applicants will be assessed based on relevant experience.
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the role is filled. This job will be posted until July 23rd.
WHO IS ECOFISH LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a dedicated and hard-working Environmental Flow Scientist to join our dynamic team! Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team of experienced and skilled professionals who thrive on innovation, collaboration, and integrity? While working alongside Ecofish experts in your field, we will support your career goals by providing great opportunities for growth and advancement through mentorship, training, and other professional development opportunities.
The CWRA is recruiting a water resource professional to be the Canadian member of an Independent Peer Review Group (IRG). The IRG will consist of one American and one Canadian member and will provide peer review of the Expedited Review of Plan 2014.
In January 2015, the International Joint Commission (IJC) established the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee to undertake the monitoring, modeling, and assessment needed to support ongoing evaluation of the regulation plans of the IJC’s Great Lakes control board, including Plan 2014. In response to public concerns over the management of water during extreme events in the past few years, the IJC asked the GLAM Committee to investigate possible improvements that could be made to Lake Ontario outflow regulation activities.
The IRG will support Phase 1 of the “Expedited Review of Plan 2014” which focuses on supporting the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board in deciding how best to deviate from Plan 2014 to moderate high levels while under the authority to do so. The overarching charge of the IRG will be to comment on the appropriateness and sufficiency of the work plans, studies, models, and monitoring efforts used by GLAM to inform Board decision-making while under deviation authority due to extreme high-water conditions.
The successful candidate must have:
- At a minimum, a graduate degree in engineering or physical sciences and 15 years of professional experience in the field of water resource engineering, water resource management or a related field.
- Experience working on large, multi-disciplinary water resource engineering or water management projects requiring impact and benefit trade-off analysis among various sectors or interests.
- Familiarity with adaptive management processes and how they relate to water management.
The successful candidate must be a member of CWRA. Familiarity with Lake Ontario regulation and the GLAM Committee is an asset. However, the IRG members must not be individuals who were involved in the development of Plan 2014.
To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit a brief one-page summary with your related experience and skills to: Maggie Romuld, Executive Director, CWRA email@example.com.
A short list will be developed from suitable candidates. We will contact those individuals for more information. We hope to have a contract in place by the end of January.
Researcher-in-Residence, Coastal Adaptation
Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
FTE: Four-year term, full-time
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Start Date: 1 April 2021 (preferred, but negotiable)
Application Deadline: 1 February 2021
PICS’ major new project on coastal adaptation, Living with Water, brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers with decision-makers from multiple municipalities and First Nations communities in the South Coast of British Columbia. The project will study the impact of sea level rise on this region, and develop solutions across local and regional scales to help coastal communities successfully plan and adapt to uncertain futures. The project will develop effective tools and frameworks to support solutions across shared ecosystems and shorelines, including frameworks for collaboration, integrated policies, design guidelines, and coordinated governance arrangements.
The Researcher-in-Residence will be an active contributor to the Living with Water project (50%) and PICS’ operational activities in support of PICS’ mandate to produce leading climate solutions research that is actively used by decision-makers (30%). The Researcher-in-Residence will also advance their own original research and professional career (20%).
CWRA Website Job Posting Policy
- Employment ads will be prepared and posted for one week at a price of $200.
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