Employment Details

Water Resources Engineering Technologist

Posting: 20180613
Date Posted: June 13, 2018
Closing Date: June 28, 2018

Water Resources Engineering Technologist
Permanent, Full time

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, our purpose is to protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed. We also have a new strategic plan, Metamorphosis, which will empower us to embrace more innovative ideas and creative solutions, enable us to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships within the community and position us to become leaders in conservation.

Want to be part of the transformation? We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, that are able to manage a project from start to finish, are driven by real, measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused, socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

The Water Resources Engineering Technologist is responsible for engineering review associated with Conservation Halton’s Regulation (Ontario Reg. 162/06) and plan input and review programs. The Technologist also provides engineering review, input and design for projects occurring within regulated areas on Conservation Halton lands and as part of Conservation Halton’s stewardship projects. Additional responsibilities include the development and implementation of various projects/systems that support these regulatory and planning programs.

  • Review, analyse and make decisions on applications made under Ontario Regulation 162/06 with respect to issues related to hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, geotechnical engineering and erosion and sediment controls
  • Review, analyze and make decisions on various Planning Act applications with respect to stormwater management; riverine hazards associated with flooding and erosion; hydrologic impacts to wetlands; other hazardous lands; and erosion and sediment controls
  • Review, analyse and make decisions; as above, on applications/projects received under other Provincial and Federal legislation including Environmental Assessment Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Aggregate Resources Act, etc.
  • Participate in corporate and inter-agency Task Forces, Technical Review Teams and Steering Committees
  • Undertake site inspections and compliance monitoring as required prior to, during, and post construction
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures and guidelines for the administration and implementation of Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Conservation Halton’s land use planning and input program
  • Assist in the review of natural hazards mapping.
  • Provide engineering expertise and assistance, with respect to natural hazard management to Conservation Halton’s enforcement officer, regulations staff and stewardship group
  • Represent Conservation Halton at legal hearings as required before the Mining and Lands Tribunal, Local Planning Act Tribunal and/or the Ontario Court of Justice
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with developers, consultants, and municipal, provincial and federal partners and other stakeholders in order to deliver Conservation Halton’s programs related to water resources engineering
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image
  • Liaise with internal departments to assist in other Conservation Halton initiatives
  • Develop, foster and enhance effective working relationships within Conservation Halton
  • Keep informed with updated standards, technologies, best management practices related to natural hazards and storm water management
  • Will perform his/her duties in accordance with Conservation Halton’s safety policies and procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Such other related duties as assigned by the Coordinator, Water Resources Engineering, and/or, the Director, Planning and Regulations.

Need to Have

  • The Water Resources Technologist shall possess a post-secondary diploma or degree from a recognized university or college in water resources engineering, civil / structural engineering or other related discipline
  • Be designated a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), licensed in the Province of Ontario, or eligible for one of these designations
  • CISEC certification (or equivalent) an asset
  • 3 years relevant development review/design experience
  • Experience in one or more sciences including hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, geotechnical and hydrogeology
  • Knowledge of principles, design, policies and procedures related to stormwater and watershed management
  • Working knowledge of Conservation Authorities Act, Planning Act and Municipal Class Environmental Assessment an asset
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and hydrologic modelling an asset
  • Municipal, Conservation Authority, consultant, and/or construction experience an asset
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making capabilities
  • Sound time management, collaboration, facilitation and project management skills
  • Ability to synthesize multi-disciplinary technical information
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in order to effectively convey technical requirements while building and fostering positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Provide positive leadership to staff
  • Make effective use of information and operations technology, such as GIS platforms, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.

Soft Skills

  • A team player, capable of self-directed, independent work
  • Excellent problem solving, dispute resolution and negotiation skills, patience and professional
  • Solid time-management skills
  • Ability to design innovative, effective and relevant methods for improving program delivery
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image

This Might NOT Be For You…

  • If you require direction before acting
  • You like to work on projects alone, or in isolation
  • You struggle with conflict
  • If you prefer to do things as you’ve always done them
  • If you like to work reactively rather than proactively
  • If you cannot prioritize numerous applications with tight timelines and you like to “get into the weeds”

Your Reward

  • Starting at $68,468 based on a 35 hour work week
  • You will join the organization at one of the most exciting times in our 60 year history
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a solutions-focused team, and to develop your skills
  • You will work for an organization that places tremendous value on the professional and personal development of its employees

At Conservation Halton, we offer a robust total rewards package, including:

  • competitive salary
  • Free access to all Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season’s passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski hill
  • Generous discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

The role will be part of a strong, change-ready team who are looking forward to implementing our strategic plan. Our metamorphosis is now underway and we are looking for the right person.

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 11:59pm

You application should include:

1. A one page cover letter, and your resume in one pdf document
2. Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
3. In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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