Current Job Opportunities

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Environmental Technologist

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/.

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Hydrologist

Water Security Agency (WSA)
Location: Moose Jaw OR Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application deadline: January 31, 2022

Our hydrology team provides the physical assessment and knowledge of Saskatchewan’s water resources that fundamentally inform all aspects of water management.  We are in search of an enthusiastic hydrologist to join a team of like professionals.  As part of that team, you’ll provide advice and technical support to a broad base of internal and external clients.  You will analyze information collected from around the province to inform infrastructure design and operations, water policy and programs, plan for droughts, help with forecasting and operations and respond to floods.

Our hydrology work is used in all scales of infrastructure projects, from deciding the size of culverts required in a road, to major bridge and dam construction and rehabilitation. Our Hydrologists also prepare reservoir operating plans to meet the desired mix of water supply, recreation, power protection and flood protection benefits.  You may also interpret hydraulic models as a part of drainage and infrastructure projects, provide peak water levels for development, or complete water supply studies to understand overall availability in support of sustainable allocation of water for industrial, municipal and agriculture projects.

To learn more about the job and how to apply, please visit the posting on their website careers page.

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Engineer-in-Training OR Professional Engineer, Geotechnical Structures and Design

Water Security Agency (WSA)
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Application deadline: February 1, 2022

Reporting to the Manager, Geotechnical Engineering, an employee in this job will provide geotechnical engineering support in the investigation, design, construction, risk assessment, operation, maintenance, monitoring and assessment, and rehabilitation of the WSA’s water management infrastructure projects.

Educational and Experience Requirements and Technical Qualifications:

Degree in Civil Engineering or a similar engineering discipline, registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).

To learn more about the job and how to apply, please visit the posting on their website careers page.

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Water Resources Engineer

Computational Hydraulics International (CHI)
Location: Guelph, ON

Based in downtown Guelph, Computational Hydraulics International (CHI) has been developing and supporting professional software and providing engineering consulting services for water management modeling since 1978. We have clients in over 85 countries and provide software and services to engineering firms, cities, government agencies, research centers and universities.

CHI is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that help promote healthier communities, sustain ecosystems, increase bio-diversity and reduce our environmental impact. Our software and services help professional engineers make a significant improvement both to the water quality of our streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater, and to the flood protection of our urban and rural watersheds.

Amidst our global presence, we have a very down-to-earth office environment with a growing team of professionals who are collaborative and supportive of each other and committed to technological innovation.

What this position is about:

This is an intermediate engineering position that will give you an opportunity to expand your skills in water resource modeling, consulting engineering, customer service and software development.  As an integral part of our team, you will work collaboratively with our engineers, programmers, and IT professionals to develop, support, apply, teach and promote our software products and provide consulting services to clients around the world.

To view the full job advertisement and apply for this opportunity, please visit the employment page of chiwater.com to access the online posting. You will be asked to submit a cover letter with your resume outlining your qualifications and what interests you most about this position through our online application system. CHI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Walkerton Clean Water Centre
Location: Walkerton, ON
Application deadline: September 13, 2021

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC), a best-in-class facility for training, applied research and technology, has a unique opportunity for an inspiring leader committed to the wellness of Ontarians and the provision of clean drinking water to all communities.

Under the Human Rights Code, WCWC will provide accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, if requested.

For full job details and to apply online, by September 13, 2021, visit https://wcwc.ca/about/job-opportunities/.

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Environmental Flow Scientist

Ecofish Research
Location: Open
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.

To apply, follow the directions posted to the job description.

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Peer review of projects associated with Expedited Review of Plan 2014

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 executivedirector@cwra.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 the end of January.

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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%).

Email us at info@cwra.org to have your job posted!

CWRA Website Job Posting Policy

  • Employment ads will be prepared and posted for one week at a price of $200.
  • Job Postings displayed on the CWRA home page will consist of the job title, 50-75 word brief description with a link to the detailed job description and application process.
  • Continuing the ad for more than one week will be possible at a cost of $100 per week.
  • CWRA members will be given a 10% discount on the Advertisement.
  • Job Postings are included in our bi-weekly email to members and other subscribers.
  • An email blast to CWRA members is not performed.
  • We will require 1 business day advance notice for a posting to be completed.

If you are interested please submit the posting material to CWRA and confirm your billing address and include:

  1. a copy of the advertisement and links to further information, or at minimum a title of position, location of office, type of position (full/part) or contract dates, application deadline, and a short description, in English and/or French,
  2. date posting should begin, and
  3. date posting is to be removed.
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