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

MTO Drainage and Hydrology Engineer - Water Resources Engineer

Markham, Ontario, Canada
Posted: November 10 - 2021

Role Summary

LEA is hiring a Drainage and Hydrology Engineer/Water Resources Engineer 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 on 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. A certain culture has evolved which has enabled the company to employ self-motivated, achievement-oriented professionals in an environment of professionalism, self-management, customer focus, transparency, accountability, and respect.


Why Join Us?

LEA is a reputable, well-established employee-owned professional services firm comprised of engineers and planners. LEA provides consulting services for planning, design, and construction administration of Infrastructure, including Civil, Transportation, Transit, Structures, and Infrastructure Systems projects.
  • 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 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, and bowling to name a few.
  • We are a medium-sized company with a Strategic Plan for growth and expansion.
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package.
  • 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.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Take the lead on specific drainage aspects of the project and interacting with internal teams.
  • Act as an Intermediate Drainage Design Engineer on some projects, assuming responsibility for the group's work with the support of a Senior Engineer.
  • Prepare detailed design of storm drainage systems including minor and major drainage systems (ditches, culverts, and storm sewer systems).
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic design of bridges and culverts, and conduct floodplain mapping assessment and flood line delineation.
  • Conduct field investigations for culvert replacements and select suitable materials for culverts as per MTO’s design guide.
  • Develop Stormwater Management Strategy and Design Stormwater Management Ponds.
  • Calculations of rip-rap size/waterbody aggregate.
  • Carry out subwatershed studies.
  • Produce Drainage and Hydrology Reports for highways, Culvert Inspection Reports, Drainage Assessment Memos.
  • Prepare other project-specific reports, drawings, construction specifications, and permit applications.
  • Mentor, coordinate, and direct junior designers and technical support staff.
  • Ensures that the design complies with all applicable codes and regulations as well as to conduct quality and quantity control for various projects.
  • 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.
  • Other exciting related duties and responsibilities within the scope of the Civil Practice Area.
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering degree.
  • Minimum 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 obtain 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).
  • Strong knowledge of MTO Highway Drainage Design Standards and MTO Drainage Management Manual.
  • Strong knowledge of MTO’s Gravity pipe design tools and processes.
  • 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.

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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 statuses protected by law. We are also proud to provide an accessible work location and accommodate candidate accessibility needs for the interview. We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please contact should you require information or assistance.