Canada nationals: Water Resources Engineer

Water Survey of Canada

Calgary, AB, CA


Key Activities:
Water Resources Engineers at all levels remain focused on the data collection, analysis and timely dissemination of water resources information. The incumbent must understand the broad scope of water resources engineering, and engage in scientific and technical analysis and evaluation of issues regarding water resources including the application of existing and emerging technologies. The ENG-03 must additionally be able to work independently and plan projects.

Boundary and Transboundary Waters
• Assist with the collection, processing, interpretation, correction, summary and presentation of water resources data to support boundary waters issues in Canada.
• Undertake naturalized flow analysis and reporting in support of agreements and commitments for GoC commitments for example, the St Mary and Milk Rivers.
• Partnership engagement.

Work environment

The position will contribute to the delivery of the National Hydrological Services by providing water resources engineering and applied science expertise that supports the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and will be used to staff similar positions at the same group and level, with various linguistic requirements, on an indeterminate or temporary basis within Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, geological engineering, naval architecture or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in writing technical documents, and would include experience during academic study.
• Experience in hydraulic or hydrologic data analysis, review and modelling, and would include experience during academic study.
• Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with internal or external organizations, such as, provinces, territories, aboriginal governments, other federal departments, business groups or non-governmental organizations

*Definition of Experience
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential
Various linguistic profiles depending on location

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of computer programming for data management or water resources applications.
• Knowledge of the practice of hydrology and open channel hydraulics.
• Knowledge in statistics and data analysis.

• Ability to communicate orally
• Ability to communicate in writing
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to organize and conduct studies and statistical analyses
• Ability to interpret engineering and scientific data.

Personal Suitabilities:
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Initiative
• Reliability
• Judgement

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Qualifications:
• Post-graduate degree in engineering, geophysics or other related discipline.
• Currently registered as a professional Engineer in Canada

Degree equivalency

• Experience with computer programming for data management or water resources applications

• Knowledge of the International Joint Commission

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Conditions of employment:
• Driver’s license.
• Traveling, occasionally, possibly for extended periods of up to two or three weeks.
• Be available to work overtime.
• Work in remote locations and in extreme weather conditions.
• Occasionally conducting fieldwork, which may include working in and around water, walking in water and working on cabling, bridges or ice.

Other information

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.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

The Ability to communicate in writing will be assessed using your answers to the screening questions AND at the written exam.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Agnès Villeneuve Bourdriau, Human Resources Advisor

[email protected]





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