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WSP Canada

Senior Water Resources Engineer Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

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

We have over 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•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


WSP is a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.


We have an opportunity for a Senior Water Resources Engineer or Hydrologist to join our Mine Water Team on a full-time basis in BC or Alberta.
An overview of your role will include:

•Participating in a wide range of engineering and mining projects, from conceptual water management planning to detailed design of water infrastructure and construction oversight.
•Providing technical expertise related to hydrologic assessments, site-wide and tailings impoundment water balances, options assessments for water management infrastructure, hydraulic and streamflow evaluations, hydraulic modelling and dam breach assessment.
•Leading feasibility and detailed design of water management infrastructure, including specifications and construction oversight.
•Delivering complex scopes of work involving technical designs and reviews, and collaboration with other technical leads responsible for geotechnical and environmental components.
•Serving as a Qualified Professional in relevant jurisdictions for assessments, studies, designs, and recommendations where required for regulatory purposes.
•Contributing towards local leadership and mentoring to an established mine water management team, and interacting and collaborating with other senior leaders in the business.
•Leading and contributing to proposals and opportunity management, including frequent interaction with clients as the face of Golder.
•Developing and sustaining positive business relationships and offering innovative solutions to clients through business development initiatives.

You will have a background in:

•Bachelor or Master Degree in Civil Engineering with experience in water resources management and assessments related to hydrology, hydraulic structures, erosion protection, closure landform design and detailed design of water control and conveyance facilities, river engineering, dams
•Must be a registered Professional Engineer in you province(s) of practice
•Demonstrated a minimum of 15 years experience in consulting and the mining industry, within North America with international experience an asset
•Knowledge of the water management requirements of the mining industry and the relevant regulations
•Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, mentoring, writing and people skills
•Exhibit a strong work ethic and a high degree of motivation
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
•Team player with the ability to motivate and lead by example
•Experience with writing proposals and technical reports
•Committed to technical excellence

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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 .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Senior (> 10 years)

Victoria (Douglas Street)