Water Resources Engineer -- Hydrometric

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead inter-municipal agency working to address river-related environmental issues and concerns within the Rideau Valley watershed. Thanks to our many partners, the scope of our environmental protection work includes planning, source water protection, tackling flooding and erosion problems and researching water movement and use in the valley. We help people maintain healthy shorelines, provide advice on development-related issues and report to municipalities, agencies and the public about watershed conditions and trends. We also provide public access to natural waterfront areas, deliver community-based stewardship programs, reduce water pollution and protect fish and wildlife habitat.

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering Services, you will lead the RVCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning, Low Water Response, and Hydrometric Monitoring Programs. As the ideal candidate, you have a degree in Water Resources or Environmental Engineering, are designated as a Professional Engineer by Professional Engineers Ontario and have at least five years of practical experience in water resources, including the collection of data, data interpretation, the determination of watershed conditions, water management and planning, flood forecasting and warning and low water response. You have experience and knowledge with hydrologic systems and water resources engineering tools such as numeric models and computer programming skills for collecting and managing data. Lastly, you have excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, reporting writing, and project management skills.

You will undertake the day-to-day and flood-time operation of the RVCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. You will perform the role of Primary Duty Officer during high water events and may be required to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays. You will be responsible for the ongoing development, operation, and improvement of computerized flood forecasting models. You will coordinate and manage streamflow measurements, precipitation and flow gauge maintenance, data retrieval, data management, and reporting.

If you have a strong commitment to championing the protection of the environment and the safeguarding of land and water resources, please send your resume and covering letter, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 to:Human ResourcesRideau Valley Conservation AuthorityP.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley DriveManotick, Ontario K4M 1A5Fax: (613) 692-0831E-mail:

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for consideration.  We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Additional Info

  • Type: Permanent Full-time
  • Salary Range: $68,900 - $82,455 plus pension and benefits
  • Location:

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive,

    Manotick, ON K4M 1A5

  • Closing Date: December 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
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    Human Resources Rideau Valley Conservation Authority P.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



RVCA Closed Fri. Dec. 21 to Wed. Jan. 2, 2019
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario