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Senior Engineer, Dam Safety - SaskPower Management

 

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An employee in this job is responsible for the implementation of SaskPower’s Dam Safety Program and will undertake a variety of activities including: periodic maintenance of emergency preparedness plans and emergency response plans and coordination of related training and testing activities; periodic review and update of operation, maintenance and surveillance manuals; performance assessment of dam facilities utilizing results obtained from instrumentation monitoring, surveys, inspections, analyses, and dam safety reviews/audits; oversight of on-site operations, maintenance and surveillance activities including operational testing of flow control equipment; periodic review of public safety and security management processes and infrastructure; maintenance of deficiency and risk assessment spreadsheets; management of consultants performing dam safety program activities; and continual review and improvement of SaskPower’s dam safety management system.  Ten years of directly related experience performing these activities is required.

Work is completed in accordance with SaskPower’s Dam Safety Policy and Dam Safety Program Manual which are largely based on technical documents published by the Canadian Dam Association.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Engineer, Dam Safety  is accountable to research, develop and implement tasks, methodologies and practices for the corporation. As a member of SaskPower’s management team, this position is responsible for assisting with and/or preparing technical studies, business cases, designs, specifications, tender evaluations, and equipment and construction drawings. This position will prepare project plans, costs, and schedules and provide contract management and project coordination services; ensuring alignment with departmental and corporate strategic goals and objectives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

• Learn and become familiar with assigned technical tasks, methodologies and practices

• Provide assistance and prepare project plans and monitor project costs and schedules

• Provide technical assistance for construction, commissioning and operations

• Perform technical and economic analysis of alternative solutions for project business cases, and make recommendations on courses of action

• Prepare project plans, monitor costs and schedules and initiate corrective action as appropriate

• Provide direction for construction and commissioning projects and initiatives

• Develop criteria, guidelines, standards and new practices based upon codes, technologies and methodologies

• Provide direction to technologists, technicians, consultants and management staff

• Provide direction to staff, consultants and other external technical agencies as required

• Other related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering specializing in Civil

• Eligible for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan OR;

• Professional Engineering Designation (P.Eng.) 

• 10 years of experience  planning facilities and providing design, construction, operations, commissioning, contract management and coordination of projects

• Results oriented thinker, with the ability to manage and provide advice regarding complex and confidential issues with sensitivity and professionalism

• Ability to work and manage in a changing environment

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Excellent facilitation, project management and decision making skills

• Ability to foster a culture focused on safety, innovation and teamwork

• Demonstrated skill in SaskPower's Competencies

• Must have a continuing record of professional development

A suitable combination  of relevant education and experience may also be considered

Please apply online by December 1st, 2021


Engineer-in-training or Professional Engineer, OR Senior Engineer, Dam Safety - Saskatchewan Water Security Agency

Technical Services Division
Competition Number: WSA-64-2021/21

Location: Regina, SK

Water Security Agency (WSA) owns and operates 72 dams in the province, ranging in size from large, like Gardiner Dam that forms Lake Diefenbaker, to small earth dams and in-stream weirs. These dams provide water supplies and recreation and mitigate the effects of flooding. You will specialize in the field of dam safety and be part of the team that ensures all our dams are operated and maintained in accordance with our Dam Safety Management Policy. In this way, we know that our dams are safe and we can maximize their benefits for the citizens of Saskatchewan.

You will provide input for all aspects of dam safety management including dam safety inspections and reviews, studies and analyses, emergency preparedness and response planning, public safety audits and operation, maintenance and surveillance manuals. You will support the work of engineering consultants for specialized dam safety studies and analyses.

You will work among a diverse and passionate team of professionals, both internal and external to WSA, in the fields of engineering, engineering technology, water quality, ecology, law, sociology, public policy, local governments that are leading this exciting challenge in our province.

The successful candidate shall possess a degree in Civil Engineering or a similar engineering discipline, a licence to practice professional engineering from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). Applicants with the required education but varying experience are encouraged to apply.

An innovative approach to Dam Safety

Water Security Agency (WSA) is a unique organization in Canada - bringing together all of government's core water management responsibilities in one place. We manage the province's water supply, regulate drainage, own and operate 72 dams and related canals, write water policy and law, build needed scientific knowledge, assess water quality and ecological health, develop and deliver water programs, interjurisdictional water agreements, protect water quality, ensure safe drinking water and treatment of wastewater, reduce flood and drought damage, protect aquatic habitat and provide information about water.

We offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about the work we do and a full scope of job duties for this position, visit wsask.ca.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, quoting the competition number WSA-64-2021/22, and detailed resume, by December 5, 2021 to:

Human Resources

Water Security Agency

111 Fairford St. E.

Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7X9

Email: hr@wsask.ca (preferred method)

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Project Manager, South Saskatchewan River Project (SSRP) - Saskatchewan Water Security Agency

Technical Services Division
Competition Number: WSA-65-2021/22

Location: Gardiner Dam Site, Moose Jaw or Saskatoon, SK (Location will be based on suitability of candidate(s) along with business requirements)

WSA owns and operates 72 dams in the province, ranging in size from large, like Gardiner Dam that forms Lake Diefenbaker, to small earth dams and in-stream weirs. These dams provide water supplies and recreation and also mitigate the effects of flooding. You will be part of the team that ensures all of our dams are operated and maintained in a way to maximize their benefits for the citizens of Saskatchewan.

You will provide corporate leadership and management representation at Gardiner Dam and be responsible for leading dam site personal through the development and execution of appropriate plans in coordination with technical experts to ensure operational readiness and ensure the current conditions are improved through maintenance and rehabilitation work, planning tracking and reporting, and health and safety standards are followed. 

You will work among a diverse and passionate team of professionals, both internal and external to WSA, in the fields of engineering, engineering technology, water quality, ecology, law, sociology, public policy, local governments that are leading this exciting challenge in our province.

The successful candidate shall possess a degree in Civil Engineering or a similar engineering discipline, a licence to practice professional engineering from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and 10 years of related experience.

Note:  Candidates that do not possess an Engineering Degree but have formal post-secondary education and related work experience are encouraged to apply. As a result, the position may be redesigned and/or reclassified. You can email Human Resources for details.

An innovative approach to Water Management

Meaningful work

If you want to feel great about the work you do, you've come to the right place. If you care about water and about our environment, we may have just the career for you.

Room to grow

Interested in new challenges and learning opportunities? You'll find them here.

Opportunities to thrive

We believe work should be fulfilling, but not all-consuming. We support balance between career and personal life.

We're outdoorsy

If you love to be outdoors, many of our regional locations are just steps away from spectacular environments. As 'environmental enthusiasts' we work to protect the balance between human activities and nature.

Benefits

We offer an attractive compensation and employer-funded benefits package. After a rewarding career, our employees retire with a generous pension. 

To learn more about the work we do and a full scope of duties for this position, visit wsask.ca.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, quoting the competition number WSA-65-2021/22, and detailed resume, by December 5, 2021 to:

Human Resources

Water Security Agency

Email: hr@wsask.ca

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 
Intermediate / Senior Civil Designer - Higher Ground Consulting

Higher Ground Consulting is seeking a Intermediate to Senior CAD Designer. The successful applicant will develop engineering design models to support engineering services for various civil heavy earthworks projects including river intakes, water storage dams, earthen containment ponds, landfills, roads, foundations, and miscellaneous infrastructure. The successful applicant will have the initiative and accountability to work independently and with a team in a rewarding and fast paced work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Working closely with Project Managers, Engineers and other Designers to provide detailed design work and drafting for infrastructure projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D software
  • Prepare drawings for submission, as wells as provide draft engineering calculations, Material Take-off's, etc.
  • Ensure drawings meet specifications and standards
  • Processing survey and LiDAR point clouds
  • Developing hydrological, hydrogeological and geotechnical figures and sketches
  • Assisting in general engineering support during construction and as-building project phases, including liaising with internal field staff team as needed
  • Attending staff, client and project meetings as required

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have successfully completed either a degree or diploma at an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or Technology
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in using AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to work under pressure
  • The applicant must be willing to travel and be in the field as required on a project needs basis
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are essential
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be legally entitled to work in Canada

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ASSET

  • Current registration or ability to immediately register as a C.Tech. or C.E.T. with ASET.
  • Experience with engineering, consulting or the construction industry
  • Exposure to large civil earthworks construction projects
  • Knowledge in surveying

Interested candidates are asked to email a current cover letter and resume to careers@hgc.solutions.


Intermediate / Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Ft. St. John, BC) - Higher Ground Consulting

Higher Ground Consulting (HGC) is seeking an Intermediate to Senior Geotechnical Engineer to anchor our Fort St. John office and help lead the development and execution of geotechnical engineering services to support HGC’s ongoing projects and clients. The successful applicant will provide and manage the development and execution of geotechnical site investigations, engineering analysis and design to support various civil heavy earthworks projects including water storage dams, earthen containment ponds, pipelines, and industrial infrastructure. The successful candidate will have the initiative and accountability to work independently and with our team in a rewarding, fast paced environment, and will have an opportunity to join the HGC Management Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Project management, including project initiation, coordination, and execution
  • Assisting in business development
  • Mentoring and managing intermediate and junior engineers
  • Planning, overseeing and executing geotechnical site investigations
  • Conducting site inspections
  • Geotechnical design and analysis including (but not limited to) soil and rock engineering, soil dynamics, slope stability, and foundations
  • Reporting and technical writing
  • Site inspection and supervision

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Geotechnical or Civil engineering degree
  • Registered as, or the ability to immediately register as, a P.Eng. in British Columbia
  • Computer and software skills to complete geotechnical analysis, including GeoStudio, LPile, APile, Settle3D
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Applicant must be willing to travel and be in the field as required on a project needs basis
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be legally entitled to work in Canada

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ASSET:

  • Graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Exposure to large civil earthworks construction projects
  • Experience with the design, operation, and inspection of earthen dams

This position will be based in our Fort St. John, BC office.

Higher Ground Consulting offers a complete compensation package including competitive salary, health benefits, cell phone, and company vehicle.

Higher Ground Consulting is a full service, employee owned EPCM company that specializes in earth, water and environmental projects. HGC is made up of a dedicated team of professionals trained and experienced in project management, engineering, and design. The leadership team has spent almost their entire collective careers working in the Western Canadian Energy industry in a

wide variety of roles.

Interested candidates are asked to email a current cover letter and resume to careers@hgc.solutions.


Intermediate Hydrotechnical Engineer - Higher Ground Consulting

Higher Ground Consulting (HGC) is seeking an intermediate level Hydrotechnical Engineer to help lead the development and execution of hydrotechnical engineering services to support HGC’s ongoing projects and clients, as well as assist in building up our water resource engineering team. The successful applicant will provide and manage the development and execution of hydrotechnical engineering analysis and design to support various civil heavy earthworks projects including water storage dams, river intakes, earthen containment ponds, pipelines, and industrial surface water management infrastructure. The successful candidate will have the initiative and accountability to work independently and with a team in a rewarding, fast paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Project management, including project initiation, coordination, and execution
  • Assisting in water resources business development
  • Mentoring and managing intermediate and junior water resources engineers
  • Hydrotechnical design and analysis including (but not limited to) hydrologic modelling, hydraulics design and modelling, erosion and sediment control, flood analysis and mitigation design and river engineering
  • Reporting and technical writing
  • Site inspection and supervision

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hydrotechnical or Civil engineering degree
  • Registered as, or the ability to immediately register as, a P.Eng. in Alberta
  • Computer and software skills to complete hydraulic analysis, including HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Applicant must be willing to travel and be in the field as required on a project needs basis
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be legally entitled to work in Canada

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ASSET

  • Experience with the design, operation, and inspection of earthen dams
  • Experience with conducting and reviewing dam break analysis
  • Experience with flood inundation mapping
  • Involvement with the Canadian Dam Association
  • Experience the design and construction of large civil earthworks projects
  • Experience in open pit mine surface water management
  • Experience in environmental sciences

This position is in our downtown Calgary office, located steps from the Bow River pathway.

HGC is made up of a dedicated team of professionals trained and experienced in project management, environment, engineering, and design. We are committed to providing practical solutions to our clients, to have them move their projects forward productively for the benefit of our communities. If you share our values and would like to help make tomorrow better than today, join our team and see where your career can take you.

HGC offers competitive compensation including benefits. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and we are committed to a safe and respectful workplace. It is our aim to have a workplace which is inclusive and values safety, diversity, personal integrity, respect for individual differences, and encourages ownership and accountability for our actions.

Interested candidates are asked to email a current cover letter and resume to careers@hgc.solutions.


Dam Safety Manager – Alberta Environment and Parks

Job Information

Job Title: Dam Safety Manager

Job Requisition ID: 6143

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found

Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 1

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

Environment and Parks support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://aep.alberta.ca/

Role

Alberta Environment and Parks has an exciting opportunity for a technical leader to join their senior management team.

You will lead and develop the Dam Safety team of 9 professionals who are primarily responsible for the administration of Water Act, Water (Ministerial) Regulation-Part 6 and Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive pertaining to dam and canal safety regulatory framework. Your team’s primary responsibility includes regulating the dams and canals and monitoring compliance for risk management/mitigation to factors at risk including public, property and environment due to potential failure of the structures. The team is also responsible for providing technical services to regional operations teams regarding safety management of dam and canal infrastructure owned by the Department and operated and maintained by the Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch (WIOB). Organizationally, the position reports to Director, Infrastructure Technical Services and for its technical services role. Uniquely, the position also reports directly to the Department’s Executive Committee on dam safety regulatory issues to ensure the committee is aware on provincial dam safety matters.

As the successful candidate, you will apply your effective interpersonal and communication skills to provide inclusive leadership, effectively motivate, engage and develop staff, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. Your ability to foster and build relationships across the department is necessary to deliver strategic advice and recommendations to department leaders and government officials assisting the Government of Alberta in meeting their key mandates, goals and initiatives.

Qualifications

University degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, preferably geotechnical, or Geosciences supplemented by a minimum of six years of directly related experience in dam safety management. Experience leading a team of professionals as well as experience with stakeholder engagement and consultation on complex projects is required. Thorough knowledge and/or experience with the legislation, regulations, policies, codes and programs related to dam and canal safety management will be an asset for the position. Professional membership with APEGA or eligible for professional membership with APEGA and/or from any other recognized provincial or territorial professional engineering association is also required.

Equivalencies will be considered.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/pscalberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf   

SYSTEMS THINKING – Take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas. You will seek to understand a range of stakeholder perspectives and how they interrelate.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING – Finds ways to improve complex systems or structures to better meet goals and outcomes.

AGILITY – You will identify, and support others to identify, alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS – Strive to improve the performance efficiency of the department by participating and contributing to department initiatives and goals.

BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS – Create an environment for teamwork and collaboration with other departments, stakeholders and agencies.

Salary

$3,352.75 to $4,574.56 bi-weekly ($87,506 to $119,396 approximately annually).

Notes

This is full-time permanent position, for 36.25 hours per week

What we offer:

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply Now” button.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobsapplication.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx

Tips for applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Jane McEwen, Talent Aquisition Services Administrator at Jane.Mcewen@gov.ab.ca.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


Canadian Business Development Manager (Bilingual) - ASI Group Ltd. (ASI)

ASI Group Ltd. (ASI) has been an industry leader in underwater inspection, maintenance and repair, and biofouling (mussel) monitoring and control services since 1987. Our scope and depth of work has continually increased over the years, while our core business of marine inspections and mussel services remains consistent. Our strongest asset has been the ability to offer a full-service approach – from initial problem identification to the development and implementation of the appropriate solution.

ASI is passionate about developing and delivering visionary turnkey solutions for our clients. Our purpose is to create peace-of-mind for our clients by managing all non-core business, innovatively and ASI’s success is a result of long-term and symbiotic relationships with valued clients.

ASI Group Ltd. is currently searching for an experienced and skilled Business Development Manager to generate business opportunities and support ASI’s Canadian offices. As a first point of contact for potential clients, the Business Development Manager is someone who excels at developing long-term relationships and can showcase how ASI can meet their complex needs. The successful candidate is someone who thrives on securing new business and provides exceptional client experiences.

If you enjoy surrounding yourself with great people who are driving innovation in their respective fields, this may be the place for you.

Job Duties

  • Researches clients’ needs to pair with ASI underwater solutions
  • Promptly replies to client inquiries and communicates to relevant team members
  • Works with Project Management team to meet and accurately relay client needs
  • Forwards all Engineering requirements to the technical team for quoting purposes
  • Follows up with clients and Project Managers as required to ensure project timelines are met
  • Regularly communicates with business development team
  • Works with marketing team to convey clients’ needs
  • Ensures that CRM data is recorded accurately daily and maintained in an organized and efficient manner
  • Attends relevant tradeshows and conferences for lead generation
  • Provides VP, Business Development with required reports

Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary education relating to engineering, sales, marketing, or business administration is an asset.
  • Knowledge of hydropower, dams, nuclear, government and industrial sectors are beneficial
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English and French, both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of high-quality customer service principles
  • Three or more years’ full-time experience in a role dedicated to the generation of new business
  • Able to build effective working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Thrives on winning and providing an exceptional client experience
  • Must be organized, dedicated and detail oriented
  • Technical aptitude with ability to read manufacturing drawings and use basic math
  • Willingness to develop a good understanding of ASI’s equipment and service offerings within first 3 months
  • Experience working with engineers and technical personnel
  • Demonstrated experience with CRM software and diligence to keep records timely
  • Handles confidential information with the utmost judgment and discretion
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to confidently communicate ideas to the leadership team
  • Must have strong computer skills in a Windows environment, including Excel, Microsoft Word and Adobe Suites
  • Familiarity with ISO Standards, 9001 Quality Management Systems and 45001 Occupational Health and Safety requirements and a commitment to participate in all related activities including training and audits
  • Possesses and maintains a valid driver’s license and a valid passport

Hours of Work and Travel Expectations

  • Full-time, primarily regular business hours with the option to work virtually up to 50% of time
  • Approximately 25% time will be spent travelling including overnight stays for tradeshows and meetings

ASI Group Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities, recruitment and selection processes that are inclusive. We will strive to accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Please contact the Human Resources Manager at 905-643-3283 if you require accommodations to ensure your accessibility needs are addressed throughout the process. Information received relating to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Resumes can be sent to jobs@asi-group.com


Education

With over 2,000 dams in Canada, and increasing emphasis on dam safety and public safety around dams, a career in dam safety and dam engineering  is a great choice.

EngineeringCareers.ca

The Engineering Institute of Canada, of which the Canadian Dam Association is a member society, runs EngineeringCareers.ca, a job search portal specifically for openings in engineering.

If looking for a job or seeking candidates for an opening, consider EngineeringCareers.ca