Civil/Waste Management Engineer

Job Locations CA-NS-Halifax | CA-ON-Kitchener | CA-ON-Hamilton | CA-AB-Edmonton | CA-MB-Winnipeg
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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? 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 Civil Engineer to join our multidisciplinary waste management team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects for a variety of public and private clients across a variety of geographies that align with your interests.


This position is available at our Halifax, Kitchener, Hamilton, Winnipeg and Edmonton 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

Project Management & Waste Management Engineering

  • Design (preliminary and detailed) of civil infrastructure and 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. The civil infrastructure components of solid waste facility design projects typically include stormwater management, utilities and services, roadways, and pipes.
  • 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.
  • Preparation 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 work plans, technical and financial proposals, presentations and client liaison.
  • Business travel to sites or 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 civil engineering.
  • Licensed Engineer in Nova Scotia or Ontario, or ability to become one upon joining Dillon.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience. Having previous work experience with solid waste management, civil engineering and/or consulting engineering experience considered an asset.


  • 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.
  • General understanding of the capabilities of AUTOCAD, GIS, or Surfer software 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.

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 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 learned 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.
  • 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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