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WSP Canada

Water Resources Engineer - Hydrotechnical

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Job Description

WSP has a new opportunity for an Intermediate Water Resources Engineer, Intermediate Hydrotechnical Engineer, Intermediate River Engineer or Civil Engineer (with a background in Water Resources) to join the Prairies and North Region's Water Resources Engineering Group on a full-time basis in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon or Yellowknife.

The water group provides a variety of hydrology, hydrotechnical civil engineering services to many high-profile projects in the Prairie Provinces, Territories, throughout Canada and worldwide. As a part of this multi-disciplinary team, your role will involve applying engineering principles to support various water resources studies and/or civil & construction projects. Likewise, your contributions will include providing team leadership, mentoring, and technical proficiency for water resources, civil engineering and environmental projects.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging.
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Lead or support water resources projects, including flood assessments, flood mapping, flood mitigation designs, hydrotechnical assessments/designs, watershed management, impact assessments, natural channel design, environmental compliance and regulatory permitting.
  • Lead or support various projects involving hydraulic/hydrologic analyses, including design of hydraulic structures, surface water diversions, water control structures, water intakes, surface water outlets to rivers, pipelines and mining infrastructure.
  • Undertake open-channel hydraulics and hydraulic modelling 1D, 2D.
  • Undertake dam breach modelling and assessment (Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow regimes).
  • Participate in a variety of water resources engineering projects at the proposal, planning and execution stages for engineering studies.
  • Manage multiple project deadlines, budgets, and scope changes.
  • Write proposals and technical reports.
  • Lead or support multi-disciplinary project teams, collaborating and working efficiently with engineers, scientists, and managers at all levels, and communicating effectively with clients.
  • Provide technical direction and career development/mentoring to more junior staff.
  • Be a health and safety leader when conducting business on behalf of WSP
  • Eligibility for immediate registration with APEGA as a Professional Engineer;
  • 5 years minimum experience in surface water resources engineering projects;
  • Must have experience in hydrologic modelling and open-channel hydraulics modelling 1D, 2D (and 3D as an asset) in support of engineering studies or designs;
  • Experience in open-channel hydraulics, river engineering, erosion protection and scour analysis;

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering (with experience or a focus on hydraulic modelling being an asset);
  • Experience with dam breach modelling and assessment (Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow regimes) will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, analytical, and people skills.;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • An ability to manage time and resources effectively; and
  • Excellent technical writing skills.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-13

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