Civil Engineering (Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources, Land Development, and Transit)

Civil Designer

Markham ON, Canada
Posted: July 26 - 2022

Role Summary
LEA is hiring a Civil Designer to join our Civil Practice Area. The successful applicant will participate in a variety of projects related to water resources engineering in different municipalities. The Civil Practice Area offers opportunities to work across the Civil sectors, including Municipal, Drainage and Hydrology, Land Development and Transit projects. We are looking for ambitious people to grow with LEA and help drive the business, with a passion for success and self-actualization.

Why join LEA?
LEA is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm that provides consulting services for Planning, Design, and Construction Administration of infrastructure projects, including Civil, Transportation, Transit, Structures, and Infrastructure Systems projects.
At LEA, we strive towards a common goal, which is self-realization and achieving the highest possible results. The company is owned by its employees and every effort counts. Join LEA and unleash your potential, because:

  • Our mindset is on the recruitment of like-minded high-performing individuals.
  • We are employee-owned: about one-third of our employees are shareholders.
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package of salary, bonus, benefits and other perks.
  • We have a collaborative work environment with flexible hours.
  • We balance work-life by unwinding with regular social events such as golf day, theatre, sporting events, canoeing, camping, Skiing, bowling and charitable events to name a few.
  • We make your everyday supercharged with meaning so you can point into the distance and live in the day to reach your goal.
  • We are a medium-sized company on continuous growth and expansion.
  • We prioritize employee mentorship and training opportunities to reach your fullest potential.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit, engaging in stimulating projects with plenty of room for advancement and career growth.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate and take on different roles as a designer working on various water resources projects.
  • Prepare detailed design of storm drainage systems including minor and major drainage systems (ditches, culverts, and storm sewer systems), including sub-watershed delineation.
  • Develop stormwater management strategy for highways, road widening, Land Development and Transit projects, including stormwater quality and quantity control.
  • Prepare CAD drawings using AutoCAD and MicroStation and Civil3D (InRoads is an asset).
  • Coordinate within the design team and assist Project Managers with schedules and day-to-day project management tasks.
  • Assist in developing project specifications, quantity take-offs and cost estimates.
  • Ensures that the design complies with all applicable design standards and regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of various proposals, technical reports or presentations.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends, software, and technology.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering with 0-2 years of experience.
  • Interest to become a Professional Engineer (P.Eng. designation).
  • Good knowledge of the industry-relevant software (AutoCAD, MicroStation, InRoads, and/or Civil3D).
  • Knowledge of HEC-RAS, Visual OttHYMO, Culvert Master
  • Good knowledge of engineering principles, design standards and Jurisdictional Design Guidelines (e.g. OPSS/OPSD, TAC, MTO, City of Toronto, City of Mississauga, York Region, etc).
  • Strategic and process-oriented, prefers to operate in a fast and dynamic environment.
  • Team player and able to work independently with little oversight.
  • Able to prioritize tasks with excellent organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented and commendable problem-solving skills.

Vaccination Policy
LEA has a vaccination policy that requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to entering or working at any of LEA's office locations or project sites. Furthermore, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines in accordance with Health Canada's recommendation. 

Work Arrangement
LEA operates on a hybrid arrangement to ensure flexibility, safety, and the well-being of everyone.

Equal Employment Opportunity
LEA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other protected statuses under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Additionally, we provide an accessible work environment and accommodate the accessibility needs of candidates. For information or assistance, please contact
We thank all applicants and we appreciate your interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Consider applying again once you see an opportunity that matches your experience and career interests. We encourage you to keep in touch and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.