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Stream Restoration Engineer /Designer

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Your Opportunity:

We bring together the places that make communities feel like home whether it’s an urban park, a commercial plaza, or a residential neighborhood. We do this because we’re part of the community too and we care about the places where we live—just as much as you do. Join the team that truly designs with community in mind.

Your Duties:

An opportunity exists in our Kitchener, ON office for a motivated professional with stream restoration design experience to join a large water resources group extending across several offices with a diverse water resources workload.  This position would include the opportunity to design, and in future, lead and manage stream restoration projects and will involve working with multi-disciplinary teams for a variety of existing and new clients. 


As the successful candidate, you will use your technical abilities to plan and carry out projects in a dynamic team setting and you will be able to use your presentation skills to explain complex issues and to develop new clients and project assignments.  You will report directly to the Stream Restoration Team Lead.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking the detailed field and office studies, modeling and design tasks associated with stream restoration projects;
  • Coordinating with project managers, other design engineers, technical staff and/or multidisciplinary team members to ensure that the projects’ needs are met in a timely and effective manner;
  • Preparing/participating in proposals for new projects;
  • Meeting with agency and municipal officials with respect to project-specific stream restoration issues;
  • Researching issues related to stream restoration and water resources that impact individual projects;
  • Writing reports and design briefs to document analyses;
  • Taking responsibility for the quality of your written, technical and graphic work; and
  • Coordinating design and construction drawings.
Your Capabilities and Credentials:

The successful candidate will possess the following credentials and experience:

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario, or are eligible for registration.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience, including construction observation of stream restoration projects, and have a portfolio of successful projects. 
  • A strong knowledge of surveying techniques, design/drafting software (Civil 3D) and natural channel design concepts are essential for this position. 
  • Completion of Rosgen Level IV training and/or Newbury training would be considered an asset.
  • Your ability to work in a team environment, with minimal supervision, is desirable. 
  • Ideally, you are a self-motivated individual possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. 
  • In addition, you are able to travel away from home for up to a week and be happy doing fieldwork in all conditions (including long days and/or in poor weather). 
  • You have a commitment to thrive in a proactive organization where client service is second to none.