Local recruitment: Waterway Planning Engineer

Manitoba Government

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

EG3 Waterway Planning Engineer


Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Hydrologic Forecasting and Water Management, Engineering and Technical Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40603

Salary(s):   EG3 $76,730.00 – $97,478.00 per year

Closing Date:   April 10, 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 and persons with disabilities.

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

Reporting to the Senior Water Control Systems Planning Engineer, the Waterway Planning Engineer provides technical support for the evaluation, planning, water management/ feasibility studies and preliminary design of watercourse systems, crossings structures, erosion control structures, and flood control structures. The Engineer undertakes water management investigations, evaluations, , planning exercises related to agricultural drainages, flood prevention works, and infrastructure preliminary designs. The Engineer also assists in preparing correspondences, planning exercises and program-related documents for the supervisor.     

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada



  • Bachelor-level degree in Engineering (Civil, preferred). Registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM), with appropriate scope of practice in Water Resource Engineering.
  • Experience in  water resources engineering  in the delivery of Water Management and Flood Mitigation projects.
  • Experience in preliminary designs of water course systems, crossing structures, erosion control structures, and flood control structures.
  • Experience with hydraulic modeling, hydrologic modeling and ArcGIS software.
  • Effective written communication skills, including ability to prepare technical and non-technical correspondence and reports.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Strong  organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts.


  • Knowledge of statistical hydrologic analysis, reservoir routing procedures and techniques.

• Undertakes various hydraulic modeling tasks including dam breach analyses and inundation studies.
• Performs planning exercises, preliminary designs of water course systems, crossing structures, erosion control structures, and flood control structures.
• Performs water management and watershed scale feasibility studies, which includes evaluating various flood mitigation options and performing cost–benefit analysis.
• Assists the Senior Water Control System Engineer in the full cycle of various water management and flood mapping studies as required: data acquisition and processing, hydrologic assessment/ hydrodynamic modeling, post processing of model results, flood mapping, project management. 
• Assists Senior Engineers in developing proposals, various technical and non-technical documents and correspondences.
• Responsible for ensuring his or her technical knowledge is up to date and actively liaises with technical organizations.
• Attends meetings as required with other government departments/agencies, municipalities, and various interest groups to discuss matters related to water management and system planning, hydraulic and hydrologic investigations.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40603

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.





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