The Saskatchewan Conservation and Development Association is a non-profit membership corporation with 100 Conservation & Development Area Authorities (C&Ds) and 13 Watershed Associations (WAs) as part of our membership. Our organization works on behalf of its members to communicate their concerns to both governmental and non-governmental agencies that have an interest in the management and protection of water resources. The SCDA takes an active role in establishing a cooperative working relationship with each of these groups.
The Saskatchewan Conservation and Development Association (SCDA) requires a highly motivated Project Coordinator to form part of our Compliance Task Force (CTF) in Saskatoon.
Your role will be to work under the Compliance Task Force Committee that has been mandated to assist SCDA members in bringing new and existing members into compliance with Saskatchewan’s new Agricultural Water Management Strategy (AWMS).
- Assist with the formation of new C&Ds and WAs and bring agricultural water management projects to fruition.
- Assist existing C&Ds to come into compliance with their original approvals or obtain new approvals for the unapproved drainage into the C&D ditches.
- Assist in bringing dormant C&Ds with works back into active status, and ensure these C&Ds take ownership and responsibility for the works.
- Support and promote the AWMS.
- Provide ongoing mentorship and support for all C&Ds and WAs.
- Assist with the development and submission of funding applications and petitions.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with SCDA members and stakeholders.
- Support all aspects of the Project Management process including, but not limited to managing scope, schedule and budget.
- Develop contracts for various scopes of work.
- Coordinate project efforts including, but not limited to assembling teams, tracking progress and producing deliverables.
- Work as a Qualified Person (QP) in support of the AWMS and with other QPs as required.
- Assist with the collection and interpretation of background data as required to successfully deliver projects.
- Review and interpret LiDAR data sets.
- Conduct field surveys and ground-truthing to augment and confirm LiDAR data.
- Complete mapping exercises using GIS and/or AutoCAD including, but not limited to the development of easement drawings, boundary delineations, and technical drawings.
- Conduct hydrologic analysis of drainage basins and hydraulic analysis of conveyance systems.
- Summarize analysis results in a drainage report.
- Conduct consultations with regulatory bodies and stakeholders.
- Prepare drainage approval submissions to WSA standards.
- Other duties as requested by the Program Manager or the Executive Director.
- General office organization and team approach to general office upkeep.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or a Diploma of Civil Engineering Technologies (or equivalents)
- Registered with APEGS (P.Eng., Engineering Licensee, or Engineer in-training ready to apply as a P.Eng.)
- Thorough understanding of the AWMS and WSA policies
- Strong understanding of Saskatchewan pothole hydrology and hydraulics
- Modelling experience (knowledgeable with HEC-RAS and CulvertMaster)
- Experience working with contracts
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Working knowledge of GIS software
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD
- Experience conducting GPS ground surveys
- Prior QP training from the WSA is an asset
- An agricultural background with a diverse skill set is an asset
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Highly organized
- Critical thinker that can adapt on the fly
- Effective multitasker
Water Resources Engineer or Technician: +5 years
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a minimum of 3 references by email.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The SCDA is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All staff members share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The SCDA welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our team. The SCDA must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application deadline: 2020-12-23
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $70,000.00-$100,000.00 per year
- Monday to Friday
- Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place