ASSISTANT, WATER RESOURCES - 8 Month Contract Position


Reporting to the Senior Water Resources Engineer, the primary role of the Water Resources Assistant is supporting the Senior Water Resources Engineer and Water Resources Analysts and Technicians in providing technical assistance and support in the review of development and EA applications. Further, the Assistant will provide assistance on engineering projects, including supporting senior staff with modelling and technical requirements. Finally, the Assistant will assist with the organizing of workshops and the Provincial Flood Forecast and Warning Conference (PFFWC).


  • Currently pursuing or recently obtained a 3 year College diploma in engineering or Bachelor’s degree in engineering, water resources or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team on projects and studies;
  • Knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic computer models, including HEC-RAS, Visual OttHYMO, and PCSWMM.;
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures and practices relevant to water management;
  • Good analytical, communication and organizational skills; and
  • Valid Ontario Driver's license.


  1. Provide water management data to internal and external clients. Develop and maintain effective client relations and liaise with Authority staff, the general public, consultants, municipalities and other agency staff.
  2. Provide technical assistance related to the Authority’s floodplain mapping program.
  3. Aid in the development of watercourse and wetland restoration projects by providing technical assistance related to water resources.
  4. Provide technical assistance in the review and management of the Authority’s watershed hydrologic and hydraulic models, including assisting with the maintenance/update the watershed hydrology and hydraulic models and water management related databases.
  5. Provide technical modeling assistance to members of the engineering team in support of development applications submitted through the development planning process to ensure compliance with the Authority’s technical requirements.
  6. Undertake field surveys of hydraulic structures as required.
  7. Assist with organizing workshops/seminars and participate in program development initiatives as required.
  8. Continue growth into role as a water resources professional.

TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Restoration and Infrastructure
Salary range: 
$15.47 per hour
Head Office - 101 Exchange Avenue. Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
Apr 24, 2017
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