Current Job Opportunities
Water Resources Analyst
Competition number: #79-791
Job Code: 1269
Posting Date: 11/17/20
Closing Date: 12/4/20
Job Status: Permanent Full-Time
Reporting to the Manager, Planning and Programs (Sanitary and Stormwater), the Water Resources Analyst will be responsible to provide support and technical excellence in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling. Currently the City has established and calibrated sanitary and stormwater models in InfoSWMM and InfoWorks ICM, respectively, with the goal in mind to unify the models in InfoWorks ICM for a comprehensive single point of information for the City’s sewer network. There are no combined sewers in Kitchener. With this short to medium term goal in mind, the incumbent will also consider how best to support the implementation of sanitary and stormwater initiatives including enhanced maintenance initiatives, regulatory compliance activities, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, capital projects, flood remediation studies, sanitary system innovation studies as well as operational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The successful candidate will be responsible to operate and maintain an integrated city-wide InfoWorks ICM model encompassing all aspects of the City’s buried sanitary and storm infrastructure in addition to all surface water (riverine) features. The water resources analyst will be called upon to participate on in-house stormwater engineering reports for conventional stormwater or innovative green infrastructure projects particularly in relation to municipal road reconstruction works. Familiarity with various approaches to sizing SWM infrastructure and assessing performance to verify municipal and provincial SWM criteria are achieved is a requirement for this position.
- Provide technical support for hydraulic and hydrologic data visualization with integrated GIS functionality for sanitary and storm projects and develop models to determine sound solutions
- Run, analyze, calibrate, modify and improve sanitary and storm hydraulic models and develop solutions to meet certain design criteria and prepare modelling documentation, technical memoranda and design reports
- Support in the design of storm system/ sanitary system/ storm ponds/ pumping stations and other hydraulic structures when needed
- Create detailed designs of stormwater and wastewater collection, treatment and modeling systems under instruction from the Project Manager, including review and input on related development reports
- Assist with proposal development, planning projects and preparation of cost estimates for modelling and associated engineering works
- Work in a team environment on a variety of linear infrastructure projects that would include model build
- Gather information and provide feedback toward project-reporting metrics to ensure up-to-date informed status of projects from initial stages through delivery and final archiving
- Provide municipal servicing, hydrologic and hydraulic assessments for operations & maintenance, transportation, and land development, etc.
- Prepare stormwater and wastewater management plans involving modeling and analysis of large/complex sanitary/storm sewer systems (city wide) in InfoSWMM, InfoWorks, PCSWMM, etc.
- Provide GIS application; not limited to spatial data analysis but including, correction, georeferencing, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) preparation, application of Spatial and 3D analysis in relation to the complex storm and sanitary sewers modeling requirements, floodplain mapping, storm/sanitary sewers mapping etc.
- Operate, maintain and evolve an existing City-wide InfoWorks ICM model with both sanitary and storm infrastructure
- Develop, review and/or operate other hydrology/ hydraulic models as required
- Provide support of engineering design of storm and sanitary infrastructure, low impact development (LID) features, green infrastructure and erosion and sedimentation plans
- Contribute to analytical aspects of stamped in-house LID feasibility and conceptual design reports
- Participate in the development and evolution of in-house tools and research focused on Green and Grey infrastructure sizing/ performance
- Assist in the development of specifications and standard drawings for green infrastructure, particularly in the context of integration into municipal road reconstruction
- Assist in the development of a strategic O&M planning framework to optimize sanitary and stormwater infrastructure lifecycles while reducing maintenance activities and costs
- Collect, collate and input data to support the development of the City’s Asset Management Plans for sanitary and stormwater infrastructure
- Participate in the development of, and lead the management, including all reporting elements, of a system wide Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) for the City, authorized by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)
- Review and comment on development related applications including zone changes to ensure sufficient capacity is available in the sanitary and stormwater network
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, interpret sketches, drawing, standards and other related materials
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Science/Engineering with the specialty in water resources preferred
- Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation, or Engineer in Training (EIT) is preferred with eligibility to receive a P.Eng. designation within 3 years of beginning the role.
- Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in water resources engineering design including hydrology, hydraulics, storm water management, water balances, floodplain delineation, storm and sanitary sewers design, pumping station design
- Experience with strong design, problem solving and analytical skills
- Ability to demonstrate engagement in projects, lead by example and capable of simultaneously coordinating multiple projects
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
- Strong understanding of hydrology and hydraulic models (InfoWorks ICM, InfoSWMM, PCSWMM, LID TTT, etc) with in-depth knowledge of principals, physical and hydraulic processes and of best practices in model development, calibration and verification
We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance.
Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Please note that as per Human Resources Policy #II-110, “Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials”:
“The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.
The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:
- within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.
- within the same Division in the case of students.”
Department: Infrustructure Services
Division: Sanitary and Stormwater Utilities
Union Affiliation: CUPE 791
Number of Positions: 1
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Facility: Kitchener Operations Facility
Salary Range: $70,436 – $88,045
Grade/Band: 9 (under review)
To apply, please visit: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/employment-and-volunteering/current-opportunities.aspx
Water Resources Engineer, McElhanney Ltd. (Calgary, AB)
Permanent, Full Time
McElhanney Ltd. is looking for an expert Water Resources Engineer in stormwater management to support our projects through preparing stormwater reports, master drainage plans, and other drainage design for both municipal and transportation projects. This is an expanding field for the Calgary branch, so a desire and ability to grow the business by identifying new opportunities, thinking like the client, and building a team is critical.
- Model and analyze surface water flows, underground storm systems, design stormwater retention / management facilities, evaluate small dams, and design hydraulic structures.
- Provide advice and consultation on regulatory and legislative issues surrounding water resource projects. Coordinate with approval agencies to make these projects happen.
- Coordinate technical delivery between different inter-disciplinary groups.
- Pursue new business opportunities and lead proposal development for municipal, transportation, and resource-related projects.
- Mentor junior staff and assist in identifying and filling new roles as the business grows.
- Registration in good standing as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.).
- 7+ years of experience in rural and urban water resources.
- Excellent communication skills are a must.
- Experience with City of Calgary standards and approvals processes is required. Experience with projects in British Columbia is a significant plus.
- Knowledge of Low Impact Development (LID) principles is very desired.
- Track record of pursuing new water-related projects and delivering great results to clients.
For more information on McElhanney, the role, and how to apply, please see the McElhanney website.
Environmental Project Officer – Competition # WSA41-2019/20
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.
As a member of the southern 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. 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.
We offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
To learn more about the work we do and this position, visit www.wsask.ca
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