Senior Water Resources Engineer

AECOM   •  

Burnaby, BC

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 32 days ago

Job Summary

The Water Division of AECOM is actively seeking an enthusiastic and talented Senior Water Resources Engineer for immediate employment our Burnaby, BC office.  This is a new role that will collaborate with senior professional staff within our existing Water, Environment and Transport business units to help us deliver creative and effective water management solutions for a diverse range of clients and projects. Part of this new role will be to connect with the vast water resource experience that exists with AECOM nationally and globally as we meet the growing demands and expectations of our BC and Western Canadian client base. This person will have the responsibilities to grow and expand the water resource team as needed. The role is a blend of project execution and team management functions and will appeal to someone looking for an interesting and rewarding challenge to meeting the new demands of climate change mitigation, emerging drainage needs and environment sustainability as applied to our water resources.

From the project side, the qualified applicant will have an opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of interesting water resources projects that include stormwater and watershed management and modelling, environmental assessments, hydrology, hydraulics, stream rehabilitation / natural channel design, in-field assessments and monitoring. From the team management side, the role will include team building, mentoring staff, client management and proposal preparation.  Skills you will likely use or develop in this job include project management, staff supervision, team building, hydraulic and hydrologic modelling, site inspection / surveying, water quality and quantity monitoring, data analysis, and report / proposal writing all in a friendly, fast-paced consulting engineering work environment

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with group manager, project engineers, hydrogeologists, fluvial geomorphologists, ecologists, less experienced and support staff on projects related to Water Resources, mostly within British Columbia but extending the Yukon and Alberta
  • Recruiting, training and supervising junior staff
  • Maintaining contact with various industry associations to stay current with Water Resource trends and opportunities
  • Business development both within AECOM and with external clients
  • Responsible for projects including communicating with client, meetings, project management
  • Completing technical analysis and reviews
  • Preparing reports and proposals
  • Conceptual / preliminary and detailed designs of drainage and stormwater management infrastructure

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related science or engineering field
  • 10+ years of water resources experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of water resources practices, ideally in BC
  • Capability to develop and apply various water resources modeling programs e.g. HEC-RAS, SWMM, SWMHYMO, VISUAL OTTHYMO etc
  • Experience in  Project Management duties (schedule and budget control)
  • Excellent communication skills in all of writing ability, verbal and an interest in making engaging presentations to peers and clients
  • Business development experience including client management and proposal development.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Must possess a BC Class V valid driver’s license
  • Ability to see the big picture of how our projects connect with the natural and built environment and to be able to communicate this vision to clients and AECOM staff alike

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (eg Masters level)
  • Design and construction experience related to transportation infrastructure, stormwater and/or erosion and slope stability projects
  • Experience including preparation of cost estimates and tender packages as well as contract administration
  • Experience with Fluvial Geomorphology / Natural Channel design would be considered a strong asset
  • Natural channel design experience will be considered a strong asset
  • Active within Water Resource professional associations (eg: Canadian Water Resource Association)
  • Network of professional contacts within BC and/or Western Canada
  • Registered /eligible to register as a P. Eng or similar professional accreditation