Current Job Opportunities


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


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.


Senior Approvals Engineer

Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Location: Regina, SK
Application deadline: May 24, 2021

Reporting to the Manager, Engineering & Approvals, an employee in this position assists in developing the Water Security Agency’s licensing program for the construction of water and wastewater management facilities; approving activities related to the development, construction and management of a variety of water and wastewater systems in the province; and leading the development of standards, protocols, guidelines, and the applicable portions of the Saskatchewan Environmental Code.

This employee is involved in the review and development of key intergovernmental strategies and policies to attain long-term goals of improved water and wastewater management. This employee is responsible to ensure the provision of senior analytic, engineering and advisory services to provincial, federal and municipal agencies and consulting engineers on the requirements for water and wastewater treatment in Saskatchewan.

The successful candidate will have a Degree in Environmental Engineering or similar discipline, a license to practice professional engineering from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS), and at least 8 years of progressively more responsible directly related experience in the construction and/or evaluation of water and wastewater facilities.


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


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

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.
  • 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 not only advertised on the home page but included in our 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 including links to further information (with French version if needed),
  2. date posting should begin, and
  3. date posting is to be removed.