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

Water Resources Engineer

Markham, ON Canada
Posted: April 14 - 2022

Role Summary

LEA is hiring a Water Resources Engineer/Drainage and Hydrology 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 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. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working 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.

Vaccination Policy
LEA has a vaccination policy in place that mandates all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to entering/working in person at any of LEA’s office locations/project sites. Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada. 

Work Arrangement
During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, LEA operates on a hybrid arrangement to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

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 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.