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Senior Hydraulic Engineer

Reference #: 7961
City: Dartmouth
Region: Nova Scotia
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 Senior Hydraulics Engineer to join our Municipal Engineering department, located at our Dartmouth office.  Reporting to the Manager this position will be responsible for the design of sanitary sewers, watermains, storm sewers, pumping stations, treatment facilities and other municipal infrastructure.



  • Undertake hydraulic model studies for pipeline and distribution systems.
  • Support field tests and inspections, e.g. pump stations, pipelines.
  • Produce clear documents and briefings on time: memos, minutes, reports.
  • Understanding of control and automation systems as it relates to water and wastewater pumping stations




  • Minimum 10 years’ experience preferred in consulting engineering or a related industry
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (other language an asset).
  • Analytical and engineering software skills, specifically for hydraulics & piping.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, calculations and design
  • Knowledge in valves, piping, pumps or 2D or 3D modeling an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a challenge, adapt and succeed.
  • Junior staff mentoring and client liaison experience



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.

Company: WSP Canada Inc.

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