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Water Resources Engineer / Project Manager (Parental Leave)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 21, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Shared Value Solutions Ltd
Location Guelph, ON
Category Project Manager
Client Shared Value Solutions Ltd
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Water Resources Engineer / Project Manager (Parental Leave)

Shared Value Solutions

Shared Value Solutions is a growing environmental and community development consulting firm based in Guelph that collaborates with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Nations from coast, to coast, to coast. Our team works alongside Indigenous Nations and organizations across Canada, providing technical guidance, regulatory advice, peer reviews, planning, and negotiation strategy in relation to major resource development projects.

We are a company of Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental, data and technology, cultural heritage, planning, and regulatory researchers committed to braiding Indigenous Knowledge with western science to further our clients’ goals of prosperity, stewardship, and jurisdiction.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to build diverse teams that reflect the community. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, those identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans and people with disabilities. If you require accommodation through any part of the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be pleased to facilitate that for you.

Preference is given to candidates identifying as Indigenous, including First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. We are striving to build a diverse team that has lived experience with Indigenous communities. Please apply if you have equivalent qualifications and traditional knowledge that are not listed in the job description below.

It will greatly assist us with screening if you refer in your application to your Indigenous identity. Recognizing the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people, it is your choice whether to volunteer information. We will hold your application in strictest confidence, sharing it only with our hiring team.

The Position

We’re looking for an Water Resources Engineer, Project Manager to fill a full-time parental-leave contract.
Start: November 2023
Duration: 1 to 1.5 years with a potential for permanent employment after that

By joining our team, you will have the chance to make a meaningful impact on the environment and the communities we serve. We provide a supportive and inclusive work environment where your expertise and ideas will be valued and respected. With us, you will have the opportunity to work on diverse projects and engage with a wide range of Indigenous Nations and organizations. We offer competitive compensation packages and opportunities for professional growth, along with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that fosters teamwork and collaboration. Join us at Shared Value Solutions and be part of a team that is dedicated to making a difference while building a rewarding career.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Variable Pay/Annual Profit Sharing
  • Remote Working Allowance
  • Group Health Benefits and Employee Assistance Program (health, dental, vision, life insurance)
  • Retirement Savings Plan match
  • Professional designation reimbursement
  • Professional Development (formal and informal)
  • Paid Time off (Freedom Time, Sick Time, Cultural Days, Bereavement, Family Care)
  • Winter Tire Rebate
  • Flexible working options including working from home (core hours are 9am to 5pm Eastern Time)
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
  • Company-wide learning events and engagement
  • SVS fun events


  • Post-secondary degree in water resource management, environmental engineering, or equivalent
  • Licensed as a professional engineer in at least one Canadian province or territory
  • 5+ years of professional experience in project management leading multidisciplinary teams
  • Skills and experience working in cross-cultural settings, preferably with First Nation, Métis, and /or Inuit communities
  • Ability to apply practical knowledge of water resources engineering obtained through advanced education and work experience
  • Works independently with limited oversight from more senior staff to solve difficult problems related to water resources engineering
  • Experience with assisting in the design, and leading the implementation of, water quality, quantity, and hydrological field programs
  • Experience acting as a field lead for flood mapping, water resources management, water modelling, and water quality projects
  • Direct experience with managing and completing technical peer reviews of regulatory environmental permitting and approvals reports, applications, and permits for major infrastructure development projects related to water resources
  • Ability to develop and provide recommendations on appropriate mitigation, compensation, and accommodation measures to address environmental and/or socio-economic-cultural impacts of major development projects
  • Understanding of Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial legislation as they apply to regulatory approvals and permitting processes for water resources (e.g., Impact Assessment Act, Mining Act, Ontario Water Resources Act)
  • Experience with completing primary research, program design, and report writing related to water resources engineering
  • Ability to lead the delivery of training programs related to hands-on monitoring of water quality and quantity
  • Ability to conduct QA/QC of water quality and quantity monitoring data
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting water quality and/or quantity modelling for difficult, but non-complex, scenarios, including 2-D HEC-RAS modelling
  • Ability to provide clear and concise reporting and presentations to a variety of audiences, with the ability to communicate advanced water resources engineering topics in plain language
  • Experience in leading the completion of source water protection planning, design of water quality and quantity monitoring programs, source water well development, water feasibility studies, and/or drafting of surface water and groundwater licenses
  • Thrives in a team setting, accepts responsibility, and works to deadlines
  • Willingness to travel across Canada and to northern and remote communities


  • Managing projects focused on technical peer reviews of regulatory environmental permitting and approvals reports, and applications for development projects.
  • Working with cross-functional teams to ensure our clients goals are met within each project
  • Coordinating and assisting with technical peer reviews of regulatory environmental permitting and approvals for pipelines, energy, mining, waste, and other major infrastructure development projects
  • Assisting in the interpretation of “traditional ecological knowledge” and land use and occupancy research results that apply to surface/ground water resources
  • Conducting technical reviews and fieldwork for environmental sampling, flood mapping, water resources management, climate change, and water modeling projects
  • Liaising effectively with Indigenous community clients, regulators and proponents
  • Assisting in the design and execution of water quality and hydrologic programs
  • Suggesting appropriate mitigation, compensation, and accommodation measures to address environmental and/or socio-economic-cultural impacts of major development projects.
  • Building and maintaining client relationships through a comprehensive understanding of client needs, priorities, and objectives while providing excellent client service.
  • Research support
  • Report writing support
  • Business development support
  • Respond quickly and empathetically to client needs
  • Provide clear and concise reporting and presentations
  • Support organizational cultural diversity and inclusion mandate initiatives

Asset Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in cumulative effects, climate change, or related fields is a strong asset.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects in which innovative solutions were implemented to solve a unique or complex natural resource management problem.
  • Experience with Indigenous law and governance, UNDRIP, FPIC, shared decision-making.
  • Awareness of data and communication security and confidentiality.
  • Good plain language communicator.

Let us know if you speak: French, Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Blackfoot, Dene, Innu, or other languages that might be useful for this position.

Summing it Up – Why Should you Apply?

  • Fun company culture
  • Learning and career growth opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Meaningful work

We are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron People. We honour the original ancestors of this land and also offer respect to our Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Mississauga and Métis neighbours. We strive to be accountable by acknowledging this history and cultivating respect in our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours and the land.

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