Project Engineer

The Hamilton Conservation Authority has a three-year contract opportunity for a

Project Engineer

This is a three-year position in the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s (HCA) Watershed Management Services Division.  The Project Engineer will be responsible for the overview, management and technical review of various HCA watershed engineering and restoration projects.  The Project Engineer will also assist as required with the HCA’s overall watershed engineering program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day oversight and project management for identified HCA water resources engineering and restoration projects (i.e. wetland restoration projects, floodplain mapping and dam repair and maintenance projects).
  • As part of the Watershed Management Services Team, complete the review, assessment and provide comment on technical reports and plans related to water resources engineering and restoration projects.
  • Undertake field assessments and inspections as part of the development and implementation of assigned projects
  • As required on a project basis, complete project descriptions, tender and quotation documents to engage consultants
  • Work with project consulting team to ensure project timing, deadlines and cost requirements and reporting are met.
  • Work with the Watershed Management Services Team and consulting staff as required to ensure projects approvals from Federal, Provincial and Municipal agencies are obtained.
  • Ensure compliance for projects with all obtained approvals and regulatory statute requirements.
  • As part of the Watershed Management Services Team, undertake and engage with stakeholders and the public to ensure awareness and understanding of project goals and benefits.
  • Undertake and assist in drafting reports relating to projects undertaken and also reports to HCA Board of Directors and the advisory board regarding consultant selection, project implementation and status.
  • Other duties as required.


  • A graduate of a university or college program specializing in water resources engineering, resources management or related environmental sciences
  • Experience related to project management and/or engineering experience for water resources engineering and restoration projects, specifically wetland restoration projects, floodplain mapping and dam repair and maintenance projects
  • Understanding of principles and approaches related to hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, ecology, natural resources management, environmental impact assessment, and knowledge of watershed management and land use planning processes
  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng) designation or ability to obtain designation in the near term is preferred
  • Possess a valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Positive team player capable of self-directed, independent work
  • Ability to work outdoors to conduct project overview and field investigations in variable terrain and weather conditions
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office software suite including database management (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Working Conditions

The Project Engineer will be based at Woodend, the HCA’s main office location at 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, ON. However, time will also be required to be spent in the field on HCA-owned lands and other properties. Working hours will total 37.5 per week, Monday through Friday inclusive with the additional requirement of evening meetings and occasional work on weekends.

The successful candidate must meet the Province of Ontario’s definition of COVID-19 “fully vaccinated” or provide proof of a Human Rights Code exemption prior to commencement of their employment in accordance with HCA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Work Term and Rate of Pay

This is a three-year contract position with an anticipated starting date to be determined.  The rate of pay level is $34.62 per hour.


HCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision care, after the 3-month probation period, paid sick days and a defined contribution pension plan after 1 years’ service. As per the ESA, you will be paid for Statutory Holidays.

Application Process

Interested applicants, please send your cover letter and resume in PDF or MS Word format via email by 4pm April 14, 2023 to: (Please include job title in email subject line)

Although we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance