Canada nationals: Water Management Engineer
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Water management on the Waterway is the regulation of water levels and flows to:
• permit safe boating
• lessen flooding of agricultural, residential and commercial property
• provide water for recreational activities
• protect fish and wildlife habitat
• help maintain water quality
• generate hydro-electric power
When establishing water flows and levels, Waterway staff must weigh the risks and requirements of these various uses to arrive at optimal levels. They must also take into account variables over which no control is possible such as topography and allow for variations in climatic conditions (rain, snowfall, temperature, etc.) based upon records of trends, extremes and averages. Daily readings from automatic water level recording stations and from streamflow and precipitation gauges are evaluated at Waterway headquarters to guide the engineers' decisions about dam settings, levels and flows.
Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation, Canada's largest provider of natural and historic visitor facilities and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.
The Trent-Severn Waterway is an interconnected series of lakes, improved river channels and artificial canal cuts stretching for 386 km through the heart of Ontario. The water in the system comes from two major watersheds: Trent and Severn. The Trent River is the largest river in Southern Ontario while Lake Simcoe in the Severn watershed is the largest lake. The Waterway, including its tributary lakes and rivers, is an important economic, environmental and recreational resource used by thousands of boaters, shoreline residents, businesses and vacationers every year. It also provides water for power generation, municipal water supplies, and agriculture and supports a tremendous variety of fish and wildlife.
The Rideau Canal is an interconnected series of lakes, rivers, and artificial canal cuts stretching for 202 km from Ottawa south to Kingston, Ontario. The water in the system comes from two major watersheds: The Cataraqui and Rideau Rivers.
The canal, including its tributary lakes and rivers, is an important economic, environmental and recreational resource used by boaters, shoreline residents, businesses and vacationers every year. It also provides water for power generation, municipal water supplies, and agriculture and supports a tremendous variety of fish and wildlife.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 500 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors."
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in water resources engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.
Eligibility for certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the position.
Recent and relevant experience in planning, executing, monitoring & controlling a water management plan.
Recent and relevant experience in managing financial and human resources.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Experience in providing advice and recommendations to senior management (managers at the director level and above).
Experience writing technical documents such as request for proposals and statements of work required for the provision of contracted services.
Recent and relevant experience in planning, executing, monitoring & controlling a water management plan for a system of reservoirs and waterway channels.
Recent and relevant experience in the planning, management and maintenance of a water level and meteorological monitoring network.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Knowledge of Government of Canada and Parks Canada priorities, risks and policies as they relate to historic canals and their management.
Knowledge of current hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, monitoring, analysis and assessment tools.
Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information including large volumes of data, multiple and varied inputs, and competing needs.
Ability to effectively engage and lead teams in a matrix organizational structure.
Ability to negotiate and resolve issues with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Exercises sound judgment
Makes things happen
Personally connects with people
Strives for excellence
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.
The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.
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Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.