Canada nationals: Technologist (Water Resources Engineering)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Vaughan, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the general guidance and direction of the Senior Water Resources Engineer, the Technologist, Water Resources Engineering is responsible for the review and commenting on development applications associated with the Planning Act, the Environmental Assessment Act (EA) and applications pursuant to the Conservation Authorities Act, Ontario Regulation 166/06 (O. Reg. 166/06) with focus on water resources engineering.  In addition, this position will act as a resource to Water Resources Engineering staff by providing input to designs for internal projects, using engineering practices and computer modelling. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Regularly provide review and comments to guide design for Minor to Standard development applications related to development concept plans, site plans, zoning amendments, plans of condominium, erosion and sediment controls.

  • Provide review and comments to guide design for Minor to Standard level EA applications related to infrastructure maintenance works and minor works, including culvert replacements, utility installations, and minor roadway works.

  • Respond to information requests in support of development planning and EA planning applications by preparing, providing hydrologic and hydraulic modelling from TRCA watershed computer models.  If follow up is required, will interact with applicant or their consultants to answer questions related to modelling and assist applicant with information provided.

  • Provides engineering support to the Flood Infrastructure and Hydrometrics group for the implementation of flood infrastructure assessments and stream gauge location assessments.

  • Maintain SWM Soft database, inputting new stormwater management facilities and updating existing facilities within database.

  • Attend internal and external meetings, site visits as required to discuss interests of the conservation authority (CA).

  • Provides support to the Senior Water Resources Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, and Water Resources Analyst with water resources related projects, the development of TRCA specific engineering guideline documents and standards.

  • Maintain advance knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic computer modelling, in an effort to establish solid technical foundation of knowledge.

​What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum completion of post-secondary education in an engineering field, including 3-year College diploma in engineering or Bachelor’s degree in engineering, water resources or related discipline.

  • Possess or have the ability to obtain P.Eng, LET, CET, or C.Tech designations.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in engineering practice related to development and infrastructure engineering, including best management practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team on projects and studies.

  • Computer literacy using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access). 

  • Knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic computer models, including HEC-RAS, Visual OTTHYMO, and PCSWMM.

  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures and practices relevant to land use planning, environmental assessment act (provincial, CA, and federal), and water management.

  • Knowledge of GIS software packages preferred.

  • Demonstrated time management, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the general public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner.

  • Valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License in good standing.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.

  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.

  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.

  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).

  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.

  • Provides flexible work arrangements.

  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-129-21 prior to midnight on May 14, 2021.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.