Senior Engineer, Flood Risk Management

Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #1028
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $60.02/hr, Max = $69.58/hr

Employment type: Full-Time Contract

Duration of employment: 13 months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development & Engineering Services

Business unit: Flood Risk Management

Travel: None

Remote Work: Hybrid


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on February 27, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Senior Engineer, Flood Risk Management manages a team of Engineers, Engineering Specialists and Technologists, while overseeing TRCA’s Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Planning and Implementation program and provides engineering expertise in flood-related engineering and risk management studies. The Senior Engineer participates in TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Program.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of structural flood mitigation and remedial work planning and implementation including undertaking flood remediation and mitigation Feasibility Studies, Environmental Assessments (EA), and Detailed Design;
  • Supports the development of public consultation initiatives as required through the EA process or as requested by our municipal partners;
  • Leads engineering support, including project scoping, technical reviews, and report preparation specific to structural flood remediation and mitigation projects to municipal partners, key stakeholders and internally;
  • Supports municipal partners with the preparation of infrastructure funding grants through leveraging information gained though the completion of flood remediation and mitigation Feasibility Studies and EA’s, and through the development of return on investment calculations and general application advise and recommendations;
  • Provides Project Management support including the preparation, in conjunction with the procurement team, procurement documents, contract agreements; develops Request for Proposals (RFP) with proficiency and evaluates proposals;
  • Performs on-call after hours function approximately 8-12 times a year, completing daily operational tasks and procedures as per Flood Forecasting and Warning Program;
  • Manages flood communications internally through TRCA Situation Reports and responds to external stakeholder inquiries regarding flood risk and related flood communications;
  • Provides support to other flood staff during storm events including issuing internal communications and external liaison with municipal stakeholders, as situation demands;
  • Leads a team of staff and ensures that team members understand expectations; communicates schedule, tasks and discusses priorities of items;
  • Communicates with team members regularly to assess workload and status of activities, amends work and reassigns staff as needed to direct workflow and accommodate for any situational circumstances;
  • Supports onboarding and provides on the job training and support as needed for individuals; also identifies any gaps in or potential improvement areas for training, development, process, resources, or procedures;
  • Ensures resources are in place to manage day-to-day workload, providing immediate supervisors with recommendations for budget/resource requirements to meet future workload and project needs.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • University degree in Civil/Environmental/Water Resource Engineering, or a specialization in related field
  • Licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Valid Ontario Class G2 driver's license



  • 5+ years of experience in engineering practice related to major tasks
  • 2+ years of progressive managerial, supervisory or project management experience


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • Expert knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic computer models(e.g. HEC-RAS, MIKE Flood, Visual OTTHYMO, and PCSWMM)
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures and practices relevant to land use planning, environmental assessment act (provincial, CA, and federal), and water management
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Class and Conservation Authority Environmental Assessment process
  • Ability to lead in high-pressure situations, for example during actual flood emergencies
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesise and QA data, prepare detailed summary reports which include findings and recommendations of engineering studies
  • Influences decisions by presenting technical information and evidence in a persuasive and easy to understand manner
  • Advanced project management skills, including procurement and dealing with external consultants
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint


What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare)


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:


  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $60.02
  • Max Hiring Rate $69.58
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada