Senior Water Resources Engineer

Job Locations CA-ON-North York | CA-ON-Hamilton | CA-ON-Oakville | CA-ON-London | CA-ON-Windsor | CA-NS-Halifax | CA-AB-Calgary | CA-MB-Winnipeg
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Your opportunity 

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? 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 Water Resources 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 Calgary, Winnipeg, Windsor, London, Toronto, Hamilton or Oakville and Halifax offices.

We offer flexible work hours and hybrid work arrangement options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.


What your day will look like

Technical Project Work and Project Management

  • Provide senior technical input for delivery of water resource management projects, including Highway Drainage projects
  • Provide technical input for complex or unique assignments
  • Support multi-disciplinary projects or programs
  • Direct, coordinate and supervise water resources related activities of engineering and design groups, both from a technical and functional standpoint
  • Coordination with cross-disciplines to identify and incorporate relevant data pertaining to hydrologic and hydraulic parameters, system connectivity, discharge points, project constraints, and implementation considerations
  • Undertake hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, including surface drainage, storm sewer networks, dual drainage systems, sanitary sewer networks, and combined sewer systems
  • Interpret results of simulations to assess capacity, identify system deficiencies, and evaluate improvement alternatives
  • Apply monitored and statistical data to models to simulate return-period and continuous scenarios, and to calibrate and validate results
  • Provide guidance to field staff undertaking data collection
  • Provide project engineering and technical expertise, calculations, and design input to various stormwater management and drainage systems
  • Lead conceptual and detailed design of drainage and/or stormwater management infrastructure.
  • Undertake studies, assessments, modeling, preliminary and detailed design, cost estimates, specifications, and input to contract documents
  • Project components include project planning, technical evaluations, studies, preliminary design, final design, and services during construction
  • Study evaluations include the analysis of alternatives, methods of implementation, and cost analyses
  • Fulfill project plans in accordance with established scopes of work, budgets, and schedules to execute high quality projects
  • Develop new or novel concepts and approaches, and recommend major design changes
  • Input to the career development of more junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring

Business Development 

  • Contribute to business development activities including leading the preparation of project proposals and presentations.
  • Engagement with our clients to identify potential opportunities and strategic priorities.

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

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or other related discipline with a focus on water resources
  • Eligible to hold valid license from relevant provincial Professional Engineering Association
  • 10+ years’ relevant experience in a consulting environment on water resources engineering projects


  • Mandatory experience in a range of water resources related projects, including urban drainage systems and stormwater management
  • Previous Highway Drainage experience in Ontario
  • Experience with analysis, infrastructure design and construction administration
  • Working knowledge of XP/PCSWMM, HEC-RAS/HMS, and related computer models would be considered an asset
  • Excellent communications, report writing, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent initiative and attention to detail
  • Business development and proposal preparation and submission management

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 that result in actions 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; and
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

 In addition, we offer:

Employee share purchase plan

  • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.

A competitive compensation package

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Generous retirement savings plan
  • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions

Flexible work hours and remote working options

  • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible and remote work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.

Learning and Development opportunities

  • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learnt through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.
  • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, and learning opportunities.
  • As a young professional, the early career development program will offer a challenging, fast-paced development path that provides you the tools and opportunities to accelerate your career.

Focus on Innovation

  • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

  • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.

Wellness Subsidy

  • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

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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