Local recruitment: Junior/Intermediate River Restoration Engineer/Scientist


Waterloo, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Junior/Intermediate River Restoration Engineer/Scientist – ( 230004MX )


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Your Opportunity

Stantec’s River Services group provides clients with professional services in a wide range of disciplines including stream restoration, geomorphological assessment, watershed studies, environmental assessments, and floodplain analysis. Stantec provides complete surface water resources planning and engineering services from the conceptual study phase through design, construction, and monitoring. Our integrated teams allow us to incorporate related disciplines such as civil engineering, landscape architecture, aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, wetland science, soil science, and hydrogeology to provide a more thorough understanding of a project and/or a more comprehensive design. Stantec’s River Services group has an excellent reputation for mentoring junior staff and providing its clients with high quality services.

An opportunity exists in our Waterloo, ON office (hybrid work arrangements will also be considered) for a talented and enthusiastic team member with a keen interest in the natural sciences and stream restoration to join our team and advance their career. This position would include the opportunity to participate in the assessment, design and construction monitoring of stream restoration projects, and will involve working with multi-disciplinary teams for a variety of existing and new clients.

Your Key Responsibilities

In this position as a Junior/Intermediate River Restoration Engineer/Scientist, you will have the opportunity to execute the technical components of river restoration projects while working as part of a team of engineers, scientists and technologists for a range of public and private sector clients. This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual with a passion for ecosystem restoration who wants to expand their abilities in a dynamic work environment. You will report directly to the Stream Restoration Team Lead. Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting senior staff with field work, analysis, and design for some of the largest stream restoration projects in Canada;
  • Coordinating design work with technical experts to achieve complex project goals;
  • Completing computational modelling (i.e. HEC-RAS, MIKE FLOOD, SWMHYMO, PCSWMM) to evaluate river stability, floodplain inundation, and aquatic habitat suitability;
  • Preparation of tender documents, construction observation, and post-construction monitoring for bank stabilization and river restoration projects;
  • Perform local and remote field work as required, including the collection of geomorphological field data, environmental sampling, etc.;
  • Assisting senior staff with writing reports and design briefs to document analyses; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the senior engineering staff.

To learn more about how Stantec is working to restore our natural environment please visit the link below:



Your Capabilities and Credentials

As the ideal candidate, you are either registered as an Engineer-in-Training or Geoscientist-in-Training in the Province of Ontario or are eligible for registration. You have 1-6 years of experience and possess knowledge and/or interest in surveying techniques, design/drafting software (Civil 3D) and natural channel design concepts. You are a self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Additionally, you have a valid driver’s license, and you are able to travel away from home for up to a week completing fieldwork in uneven terrain.

Education and Experience

Registered as an P.Eng. or P.Geo (or a member in training) in the province of Ontario or are eligible for registration. 1-6 years of experience.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Ontario-Waterloo

Other Locations : Canada-Ontario-Stoney Creek

Organization : BC-1614 CommDev-CA Ontario West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 13, 2023, 10:32:22 AM

Req ID: 230004MX

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans





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