Environmental Engineer

by Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2023
Experience: 5 Years
Education: University Degree
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Job Description

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is currently accepting resumes for the permanent, full-time position of Environmental Engineer, based out of the Watershed Conservation Centre located in Fanshawe Conservation Area, London, ON.


Reporting to the Senior Environmental Engineer, the Environmental Engineer will serve as a technical plan reviewer for both planning proposals pursuant to the Planning Act and applications made to the UTRCA pursuant to Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, helping to ensure compliance with the Conservation Authority’s policies, goals, guidelines and objectives. This position will assist in providing technical support to member municipalities on matters related to watershed and subwatershed planning and management of flooding, stormwater and erosion hazards.


Education, (degree, diploma, certificates, licenses)
  • Membership in the Professional Engineers of Ontario is required;
  • A bachelor degree from an accredited school in civil, environmental or water resources engineering;
  • CPESC certification (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) is preferred or should be achieved within one year of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • At least 5 years’ experience related to development planning and servicing, waterresources-related projects, modelling of hydrologic and hydraulic systems, implementationand monitoring of sediment and erosion control measures, flooding and erosion hazardanalysis and Low Impact Design (LID) is preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Ability
  • Strong understanding of applicable legislation, policies and processes pertaining to this field.
  • Ability to interpret earth processes, natural features and land uses from an extensive variety of maps and plans, use of air photos and interpretation in the field.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical reports such as Stormwater Management Reports, Subwatershed Plans, Geotechnical and Hydrogeological studies, Environmental Impact Studies and Fisheries reports and relate them to current policies and objectives.
  • General knowledge of Court, Tribunal, Board and Hearing decorum and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to work cooperatively both within the UTRCA office environment and with a diverse stakeholder group including consultants and government officials at a municipal and provincial level.
  • Knowledge and experience with computer systems, geographic information systems, and software related to responsibilities, including standard office productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software etc.) and database applications.
Compensation and Other Information

$40.20 to $48.91 per hour – 35 hours per week
OMERS Pension Plan and comprehensive group insurance package
Start Date: as soon as possible

How to Apply

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled
Please submit cover letter and resume to: jobs@thamesriver.on.ca indicating the position title in
the subject line of your email.  If you do not have access to email, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Justin Henry, HR Coordinator
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
1424 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 5B9

As per our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all UTRCA staff members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a condition of hire, successful candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to their start date unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

We are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment that is free from discrimination and fosters belonging. We encourage and welcome applications from qualified members of the four designated groups, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Accommodation is available and will be provided in all aspects of the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation and as request by applicants. Should you require accommodation in making an application, please contact UTRCA by phone at 519-451-2800 or email at jobs@thamesriver.on.ca.

Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Conservation Authorities Act R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 18 (1) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to: General Manager, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 5B9, 519-451-2800.