Water Resources Engineer (Intermediate)



We have a current opening for a full-time Water Resources/River Engineer based in Ontario. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to join our growing team to support projects across Canada. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in hydraulics, hydrology, and fluvial geomorphology 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:

  • Supporting the design of natural and engineered channels
  • Hydraulic modelling of natural and engineered channels
  • Collect, compile, manage and assess hydrology, hydraulic, climate, and geomorphological data
  • Technical report writing
  • Work collaboratively across offices and disciplines
  • Engage with clients and regulatory agencies

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • 3+ year of relevant work experience (co-op experience will be considered)
  • Working knowledge of CAD software
  • Working knowledge of the principles of natural channel design
  • Experience with flood mapping and flood hazard assessments
  • Ability to work efficiently and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • The ability to travel to remote areas safely and efficiently for site meetings and/or fieldwork
  • Membership, or eligibility for membership, with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD Civil3D and GIS software
  • In-depth knowledge of hydraulic modelling software (e.g. HEC-RAS)
  • Construction and post-construction channel restoration 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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