Senior Waste Management Engineer

Job Locations CANADA-AB-Edmonton | CANADA-MB-Winnipeg | CANADA-ON-Guelph | CANADA-ON-Hamilton | CANADA-ON-Kitchener | CANADA-ON-Toronto
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Your opportunity 

Are you looking to work with like-minded waste management professionals across Canada?  Are you someone with leadership and technical capabilities?  Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a thought leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.


Dillon’s Communities and Environment technical group is looking for a Senior Waste Management Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience.


At Dillon, we operate as one team. This position is available in our Dillon Winnipeg, Edmonton, Guelph, Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto offices.


Waste Management Design

  • Preliminary and detailed design of solid waste projects related to solid waste facility design (landfill, transfer station, compost facilities), facility evaluation, facility operations, landfill gas management, leachate management, and construction administration and oversight.
  • Manage and/or be a technical lead on solid waste projects related to planning and approvals, feasibility analysis, and solid waste facility development, operations and monitoring across Canada.
  • Prepare of technical reports, letters and memorandums, approval and permitting applications and public-friendly documents.
  • Work with project managers, engineers, environmental scientists and others on a variety of multidisciplinary design teams (including project engineers, planners, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, technologists, etc.).
  • Contribute to technical and professional leadership within the firm.
  • Coordinate and manage project tasks, budgets and schedules. 

Business Development

  • Contribute to business development activities including the preparation of project proposals, financial proposals, presentations and client liaison.
  • Business travel to other Dillon offices upon request. 

Learning & Development

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.


What you will need to succeed

  • A degree in engineering.
  • Licensed Engineer, or ability to become one upon joining Dillon.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in solid waste management, preferably within a consulting environment.


  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, and keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated abilities in multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Aptitude to learn.
  • Familiar with relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation, environmental policies, codes and standards.
  • Ability to apply criteria to analytical data.
  • Experience working with First Nation, Inuit or Metis clients is an asset.
  • Experience working in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is an asset or other similar northern climates.
  • Proficiency in AUTOCAD, GIS, Surfer, gINT or database abilities is an asset.

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop. 


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. 

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!


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