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Job Information

AECOM Lead Water Resources (Transportation) Engineer in Kitchener, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Markham

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an Intermediate or Senior Water Resources Engineer for immediate employment in Ontario with the option to work from home or any of our many offices in Ontario. The successful candidate must have a good understanding of water resources engineering practices and have proven experience in the design of stormwater and drainage infrastructure on transportation projects (Rail Corridors, Railway Stations, Grade Separations, Roads, Highways, etc.). Capability in CAD and GIS would be an asset. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating drainage and stormwater design for a wide variety of transportation projects. This person will be responsible for ensuring effective communication and coordination between the water resources staff (approximately 50 in Ontario) and the transportation group. This role offers the potential for a fast-tracked career progression within AECOM either in project management or leadership.

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

  • Working directly with group managers, project engineers, fluvial geomorphologists, ecologists, and support staff on projects related to Water Resources across Ontario

  • Responsible for projects including communicating with client, meetings, project management, completing technical analysis and reviews, preparing reports and proposals, conceptual / preliminary and detailed designs of stormwater management infrastructure


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

To learn more about some of our exciting projects in Canada click here

Additional Information:

  • Please note sponsorship is not applicable for this position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • 6+ years of water resources experience related to transportation projects

  • Registered /eligible to register as a P. Eng with the PEO

  • Strong technical knowledge of all water resources practices, ideally in Ontario

  • Capability to develop and apply various water resources modeling programs e.g. HEC-RAS, SWMM, SWMHYMO, VISUAL OTTHYMO etc.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience

  • Experience delegating to less experienced staff is an asset

  • Design and construction experience related to transportation infrastructure, stormwater and/or erosion and slope stability projects will be considered an asset

  • Knowledge of rail corridor standards and grading / drainage drawings.

  • Knowledge of the major municipal standards

  • Ability to chair design review meetings with municipalities and address third party comments.

  • Knowledge of government policies, legislation and regulation, emerging trends and best practices in water resources will be considered an asset

  • Interest in Project Management duties (schedule and budget control, client contact, proposal writing etc.) considered an asset

  • Experience including preparation of cost estimates and tender packages as well as contract administration

  • Experience with Fluvial Geomorphology and Natural Channel design would be considered a strong asset

  • Experience with 2D hydraulic modeling would be an asset

  • Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills

  • Ability to learn quickly, communicate effectively and work with others

  • Interested and capable to take on Project Management duties (schedule and budget control, client contact, proposal writing etc.

  • Strong computer skills including advanced working knowledge of Word and Excel

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254570BR

Additional Locations CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - Mississauga, ON - 1000-5090 Explorer Drive, CA - Ottawa, ON - 1150 Morrison Dr, CA - Whitby, ON - 300 Water St

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.