AECOM Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist /River Engineer in Thornhill, Ontario
Canada - Ontario, Thornhill
AECOM is home to a dynamic Water and Natural Environment team, with representatives inputting to stream restoration and management projects across the globe. We are currently looking to further strengthen our stream restoration capabilities in Ontario, specifically in the field of Natural Channel Design. The role can be based out of our Markham, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph or London offices.
The appropriately qualified Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist /River Engineer will be a motivated individual, with a background in fluvial geomorphology or river engineering, and practical experience of channel design. He or she will work with AECOM’s fluvial geomorphologists, hydraulic engineers, and ecologists to deliver various stream restoration projects, including restoration of natural processes and habitat conditions, erosion control and fish passage improvements. Depending on the applicant’s background and interest, opportunities exist within AECOM to grow further experience in other hydraulic or geoscience fields.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Lead ‘Natural Channel Design’ and stream restoration projects
Design and conduct detailed field investigations
Coordinate the work of less experienced staff
Oversee the analysis and interpretation of geomorphic and hydraulic data
Work collaboratively across offices and disciplines
Maintain an understanding of current approaches, methods and protocols in channel design
Enhance existing, and build new, client relationships through project work and communication
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant earth sciences or engineering discipline (e.g. geomorphology, river engineering, physical geography)
10+ years of experience in stream restoration and design
Demonstrated ability to apply and lead Natural Channel Design approaches, from concept development through to detailed design
Knowledge of fluvial form, processes and functions – including their dependence on local physiography and their influence on ecological habitats
Experience in applying analytical tools/equations (empirical, theoretical) to characterize the fluvial system and steer management decisions
Demonstrated ability to liaise with clients, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Eligibility for or membership of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) or Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEng.)
Experience in construction implementation and monitoring of stream design projects
Proficiency in aerial photography interpretation and familiarity with GIS and/or AutoCAD
Previous experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team, interacting with aquatic ecologists, water resources engineers and fluvial geomorphologists
Familiarity with permits and approvals pertaining to streams and valleys in Ontario preferred
Business development experience in generating work with new and existing clients
Fluency in written and spoken French is an asset.
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 202399BR
Additional Locations CA - Guelph, ON - 55 Wyndham St N, CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - London, ON - 250 York St
Clearance Required 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.