Local recruitment: Senior Waterway Planning Technologist

Manitoba Government

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

TE2 Technical Engineering Officer 2

Regular/full-time; Departmental

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Hydrologic Forecasting and Water Management, Engineering and Technical Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40364

Salary(s):   TE2 $67,263.00 – $81,037.00 per year

Closing Date:   March 5, 2023

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 driver’s licence 
  • Must be able to travel throughout the province by ground and air transportation for extended periods
  • 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. 
  • Experience with agricultural drainage and related agronomics.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate technical documents and correspondence.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with experience delivering technical presentations to a variety of audiences.    
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative and judgement.    
  • Strong team work and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and courteously with internal and external contacts.


  • Knowledge and understanding of economic feasibility principles.
  • Experience providing leadership in a group, mentoring other staff, and performing supervisory duties.

Senior Waterway Planning Technologist

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 # 40364

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca


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 for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. 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.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development