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Water Resource Engineer, Infrastructure

Reference #: 7883
City: Edmonton
Region: Alberta
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Infrastructure



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport 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’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, 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’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us.


WSP  is currently seeking a motivated Water Resource Engineer to join our established Edmonton Infrastructure team.  Reporting to the Manager Infrastructure, this position will be responsible to work on hydrology/drainage studies to stormwater management plans for residential/commercial/industrial/airport developments to hydrotechnical studies of major conveyance systems.


  • Preparation of preliminary and detailed designs of stormwater management facilities, flood remedial works, “natural” channels, culverts, bridges, etc ;
  • Responsible to use a variety of tools and analytical techniques to complete hydrotechnical modelling for urban runoff management design, stream morphology assessment, flood control evaluation, floodplain delineation, sedimentation and erosion analyses, potable water system design and sanitary sewer design ;
  • Preparation of reports documenting the results of the modeling and the preparation of proposals ;
  • Hands-on analysis as well as supervising junior or technical staff; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • An undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an accredited university with focus on Water Resources;
  • Master degree with focus on Water Resources would be an asset ;
  • Professional Engineer designation with minimum 4+ years of  storm water management, water resources planning/engineering experience in a consulting environment ;
  • Professional Engineer or eligibility for registration in APEGA is required;
  • Significant experience in hydrotechnical applications, the design and analysis of stormwater management facilities, storm sewers and watercourses.  Knowledge and experience in watercourse management including erosion control, water quality, slope stability and natural channel design. Experience in the design of sanitary sewer systems and water distribution systems is an asset ;
  • Strong knowledge of federal, provincial and municipal regulatory requirements related to water resources, stormwater management and municipal infrastructure design;
  • Experience dealing with approval agencies such as City of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Transport Canada will be a distinct advantage ;
  • You will have strong working knowledge of computer models commonly used in water resources engineering including SWMHYMO, XP/PC-SWMM, QHM, HydroStat and HEC-RAS ;
  • Knowledge of other modelling software such as MIKE-Urban, HSPF, HEC-HMS, HY8, CulvertMaster, WaterCAD, etc. will be an added advantage;
  • Proficient knowledge in the use of Excel spreadsheet and database tools;
  • Demonstrated analytical (data collection, compilation and analysis), communication (verbal and written – including technical writing), reporting, and project management skills; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


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).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our  World of Possibilities microsite.

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.


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