Fluvial Geomorphologist (Intermediate)



We’re looking for a Fluvial Geomorphologist to join Palmer’s Hydrotechnical team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, and open-channel hydraulics and interest in or experience with stream restoration, river systems, natural sciences, and aquatic ecosystems.

About Us:

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. (SLR), Palmer Environmental Consulting Group Inc. (Palmer) is part of a global consultancy firm providing environmental and advisory solutions to clients, with a team of over 3,000 talented professionals delivering advice and support in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Palmer’s expertise builds on SLR’s existing environmental capabilities, creating one of the largest environmental teams in Canada. Palmer and SLR recognize the synergies in services related to fisheries, aquatic, and terrestrial ecology, hydrogeology, water resources, geology and geomorphology and continue to further expand and diversify the range of services and technical depth in Ontario and British Columbia.

What You’re Responsible For:

  • Collect, compile, manage and assess geomorphology, hydrology, and hydraulic data
  • Contribute to fluvial geomorphology and open-channel hydraulic assessments
  • Support or lead channel restoration designs
  • Technical report writing
  • Work collaboratively across offices and disciplines

What We’re Looking For:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant geoscience or engineering discipline (e.g., physical geography, geology, water resources engineering, environmental engineering)
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with erosion hazard assessments (e.g. meander belts), erosion threshold analyses, and headwater drainage feature assessments
  • Familiarity with GIS software
  • Working knowledge of the principles of natural channel design
  • Ability to work efficiently and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • The ability to travel to remote areas safely and efficiently to undertake fieldwork


  • Graduate degree in relevant geoscience or engineering discipline
  • Membership, or eligibility for membership, with Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) or Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
  • In-depth knowledge of CAD and/or GIS software
  • In-depth knowledge of hydraulic modelling software (e.g. HEC-RAS)
  • Experience with habitat restoration and natural channel design
  • Construction and post-construction monitoring experience
  • Proficiency with R, Matlab, Python or other applicable programming languages
  • Familiarity with total station and RTK GPS survey methods
  • Prior experience with proposal writing and/or project management
  • Environmental permitting and approvals experience


At Palmer, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equitable employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our application process aims to reduce bias by using a questionnaire to assess key skills. All demographic details commonly found in CVs are kept separate until candidates are chosen for an interview.

In addition, appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Job Category: Engineering Geology
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hybrid Remote Toronto
Status: Accepting Applications
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