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Hydrotechnical Engineer - Niagara Falls

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Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: Niagara Falls, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 66741 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada 


With nearly 100 years of business and technical excellence in the hydropower and dams industry and over six decades in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors, Hatch offers a vibrant, multicultural, employee owned engineering firm briming with technical excellence and involved in some of the worlds most exciting hydropower and dam projects. The projects that we are doing in North America and overseas for our long-term clients involve innovative technical solutions with a focus on green renewable energy. 


Our Niagara Falls office is a centre of excellence and uses state of the art tools and techniques to help clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building and operating assets. Our engineering, project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally and across Canada.


We are seeking a talented Hydrotechnical Engineer to become part of our Hydropower and Dams team in our Niagara Falls office.  This is a position for which your focus will be to support and execute hydro and dam related projects and ensure technical excellence within the existing team.  You will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team providing engineering services to large and small hydropower and dams owners in Ontario, across Canada, and globally.


In the Niagara Falls office you will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting hydropower and dam projects worldwide. You will be part of a Hydropower team that includes experts that are respected and recognized across the industry, and you can spend your out of office life in a beautiful small city, rich with activities that draw millions of visitors every year to the falls and to the local theatre, music festivals, concerts and fine dining. Niagara Falls is just a quick drive to Ontario’s wine country and the Toronto/Mississauga area and allows easy access to the state of New York in the US.


As a successful candidate, you will be:

  • Supporting studies and projects generally concentrated within the water resources and water management sectors as related to river engineering, dams and hydropower development with opportunities to participate in the infrastructure and mining/industrial sectors
  • Carrying out hydrotechnical engineering analyses and designs in collaboration with Civil and Geotechnical Engineers, including: design event estimation, river flow regime studies (including river ice engineering and geomorphological studies), dam designs, water conveyance (hydraulic structure) designs; and, energy dissipation and erosion protection
  • Contributing to the preparation of detailed technical reports, drawings, specifications and correspondence
  • Supporting due diligence assignments related to hydropower project financings and acquisitions
  • Contributing to the development of client relationships and business, and writing proposals


You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Water Resources and/or Civil Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • 10+ years post-graduation Hydrotechnical Engineering experience, with a minimum of 5 years in Canada in a multidiscipline environment
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered, and licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario
  • Project experience in a variety of Civil Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics applications such as flood risk analysis, control and protection, hydropower development, water management planning, water resource assessments, and dam safety and rehabilitation.  Experience with basic engineering and project layout development would be an asset
  • Assist in carrying out analyses and design processes required by the Canadian Dam Association Dam Safety Guidelines and the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Technical Bulletins
  • Team focused with excellent interpersonal skills and understanding of multidisciplinary projects
  • Client responsive; a history of successful business development would be an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Hands-on experience in specialized Hydrotechnical software and modeling tools (e.g. HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS) including GIS based applications. Computational Fluid Dynamics experience in Civil Engineering Hydraulics would be considered an asset
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately
  •  Previous consulting engineering experience
  • Post graduate education (M.Sc., M.Eng. or equivalent)
  • Multilingual, particularly Spanish and French




Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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