AECOM Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist /River Engineer in Thornhill, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Thornhill

Job Summary

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

Minimum Requirements

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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)

Country Canada

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.