Local recruitment: Senior Waterway Planning Technologist

Manitoba Government

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

TE2 Technical Engineering Officer 2


Manitoba Infrastructure

Hydrologic Forecasting and Water Management, Technical Services & Operations

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38520

Salary(s):   TE2 $63,673.00 – $76,696.00 per year

Closing Date:   January 31, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Technical Services and Operations (TSO) Division provides oversight for the construction, inspection, preservation, maintenance and operation of provincial highway and winter road networks, northern airports and ferries, bridges, and water-related assets. Also undertakes hydrologic forecasting, flood mitigation initiatives, environmental and Indigenous consultation services, and advances the safety and efficiency of Manitoba’s motor carrier industry. The Hydrologic Forecasting and Water Management Branch within TSO is responsible for providing overall direction and coordination required for the optimum development, allocation and conservation of Manitoba’s water resources. The Branch operates the provincial water management system, is responsible for administration of The Water Resources Administration Act, provides provincial flood forecasting services, develops operational and strategic policies related to water management and leads the provincial response to flood events. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have a valid Class 5.0 Driver’s Licence.
  • Must be able to travel to field sites throughout the province by ground and air transportation with some overnight stays.
  • Must be able to work extended hours.


  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a related technology, with extensive related experience. A suitable combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with ESRI Arc GIS software.
  • Experience with hydraulic analysis and design of drains and crossings.
  • Experience with water resource science and management, analyzing and understanding water resource-related problems, situations or processes.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate technical documents and correspondence.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative and judgment.
  • Strong team work and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and courteously with internal and external contacts. 
  • Strong verbal communication skills with ability to deliver formal and technical presentations to a variety of audiences.


  • Experience with agricultural drainage and related agronomics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of economic feasibility principles.

Reporting to the Senior Water Control Systems Planning Engineer, the Senior Waterway Planning Technologist undertakes specialist technical services for the strategic planning of the Province’s agricultural land drainage infrastructure network. Provides specialist technical services related to water management planning exercises, investigations of water-related problems and disputes, planning and feasibility analysis, and conceptual design of physical water infrastructure works; participates in broader watershed and basin-based water management assessment and planning exercises; and provides hydraulic and water management services to the flood forecasting branch during flood periods.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38520Service Centre 3Human Resource Services600-155 Carlton StreetWinnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8Phone:  204-945-8819Fax: 204-948-3382Email: [email protected]

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.




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