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

Civil Engineer – Drainage and Hydrology

Markham, ON, Canada
Posted: May 3, 2023
Role Summary
LEA is hiring a Civil Engineer - Drainage and Hydrology, to join our Civil Practice Area. The successful applicant will participate in a variety of Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) Projects and other projects related to water resources engineering in different municipalities. The Civil Practice Area offers opportunities to work in other Civil sectors, including Municipal, MTO, Land development and Transit projects. We are looking for entrepreneurs and ambitious people to grow with LEA and help drive the business, a passion for success and self-actualization. This is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurial people to join a dynamic employee-owned engineering consulting firm with a solid track record of successful projects and financial success.
Why join LEA?
LEA is an Employee-Owned engineering consulting firm, with a history of 69 years. We provide engineering consulting services in the areas of Transportation, Civil, Structural, and Construction Administration.
In the Civil Practice Area at LEA, we provide preliminary and detailed design of civil services to land development, transit, municipal, water & MTO projects. we have contributed to many landmark projects in these sectors.
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 discover your potential because LEA:
  • Recruit high-performing motivated individuals who share the desire to succeed.
  • Employee-owned company and almost half of our employees are shareholders.
  • Competitive total compensation package of salary, substantial bonuses, benefits and other perks.
  • Collaborative hybrid work environment with flexible hours.
  • Regular social events such as golf day, theatre, baseball/hockey game events, canoeing, camping, skiing, bowling, board games, volleyball and softball leagues, and charitable events.
  • Host the best overnight holiday party in Muskoka.
  • Organization with a higher purpose, we are committed to achieving our Environmental, Social, & Governance objectives through our various committees.
  • Make your everyday supercharged with meaning so you can point into the distance and live in the day to reach your goal.
  • Prioritize mentorship, training, and rotational assignments for knowledge advancement and career growth.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with continuous growth and expansion taking part in meaningful projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Take the lead on specific hydrology and hydraulics aspects of the project and interact with internal teams.
  • Act as an Intermediate Water Resources Engineer assuming responsibility for the group's work with the support of a Senior Engineer.
  • Conduct field investigations to determine the need for culvert replacements and identify drainage issues.
  • Prepare detailed design of storm drainage systems including minor and major drainage systems (ditches, culverts, and storm sewer systems), including sub-watershed delineation.
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic design of bridges and culverts, and conduct floodplain mapping assessment and flood line delineation.
  • Develop stormwater management strategy for Highways, Road Widening, Land Development and Transit projects, including stormwater quality and quantity control.
  • Design Stormwater Management Ponds and other LID measures.
  • Carry out subwatershed studies.
  • Produce Drainage and Hydrology Reports for Highways, Culvert Inspection Reports, and Drainage Assessment Memos.
  • Prepare other project-specific reports and drawings.
  • Mentor, coordinate, and direct junior designers and technical support staff.
  • Ensures that the design complies with all applicable design standards and regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of various Civil-MTO-related proposals and 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.
  • 5 years of experience in drainage and hydrology engineering for MTO projects (previous work with MTO North-Eastern Region is an asset).
  • RAQS designation for MTO Drainage and Hydrology Engineering is an asset, or close to obtaining it.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng. designation) with Professional Engineers Ontario is required.
  • Strong hydrologic and hydraulic modelling skills and modelling tools: HEC-RAS, Visual OTTHYMO, Culvert Master, HY-8. (Any other modelling tools are an asset, i.e. InfoWorks analysis for storm and sanitary sewer systems, PCSWMM).
  • Strong knowledge of MTO Highway Drainage Design Standards and MTO Drainage Management Manual.
  • Working knowledge of MTO’s Gravity pipe design tools and processes is an asset.
  • Good understanding of conservation areas jurisdiction and applicable design criteria.
  • Experience with MTO contract documents for highway projects (drawings, Q-Sheets, specifications, etc.).
  • Experience with culvert liners.
  • 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.

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, Twitter and YouTube.

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