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AECOM Water Resources Engineer/Scientist/Modeller in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a versatile Water Resources Engineer/Scientist/Modeller for our Water Resources Group in British Columbia, Canada.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply experience and knowledge to the planning and design of a variety water resources projects including (but not limited to) hydraulic modelling, floodplain mapping, stormwater modeling, flood control projects, site development and flood risk management.

  • Develop and analyze one-dimensional and two-dimensional floodplain modelling using one or more of the following software applications like HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS 2D, InfoWorks, MIKE21, SWMM and PCSWMM.

  • Design of blue and green infrastructure including infiltration, retention and treatment systems such raingardens, bioswales, ponds, water squares, etc.

  • Collaborate with geomorphologists to develop engineered solutions including river crossings, erosion and scour protection.

  • Collaborate with biologists and landscape architects to design nature-based infrastructure like living shorelines, restored wetlands, amphibious public parks, etc.

  • Collaborate with AECOM hydrogeological and mining teams to develop surface/ground water balance.

  • Hydrological assessment inclusive of climate change factoring.

  • Efficiently work with GIS software in support of floodplain modelling and mapping processes.

  • As project needs necessitate, the preparation of high standard project reports, calculations and the development of representative scheme drawings and visual aids.

  • Assist in the development of scopes of work and budgets for water resources projects or for water resources components of larger projects (i.e. multi-disciplinary).

  • Communicate and work with other project team members and clients, providing a high standard of technical excellence to ensure that all documentation conforms to client/company standards.

  • Ability to develop presentation skills, clearly articulate thoughts and to think in a critically matter in relation to project development. In particular, to present, discuss, promote and defend design solutions to AECOM project teams and clients.

  • Demonstrate a collaborative nature. A natural willingness to work (from your home province) across the Americas region with other AECOM offices as required.


Minimum requirements :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Physical Geography or Science related field

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a consulting engineering environment working on water resources projects

Preferred qualifications:

  • P.Eng status in British Columbia or eligible within 6 months

  • Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic engineering concepts through coursework and/or work experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of hydraulic behaviour and channel/flood risk management structures and how to replicate these within modelling software.

  • Experience with industry standard hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, InfoWorks, SWMM, MIKE21, R Coding, Flow-3D, etc.)

  • Demonstration of commercial awareness and the ability to support the team to deliver projects on time and budget.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.

  • This position requires a hybrid work schedule which includes in-office work in Burnaby, British Columbia. The selected candidate must be available to work in Burnaby, British Columbia on a scheduled basis.

  • Some occasional travel required for this position to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $78,000.00 - $115,000.00.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10108142

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid