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Jacobs Water Resources Engineer in Burnaby, British Columbia

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible so we can improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomize the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Water Resources Engineer to support our regional team and provide leadership, technical expertise and discipline in project execution.

You’ll be working mainly from home (unless you prefer to come into our Burnaby office ), with the expectation to travel for client /site /occasional team meetings.

In this role you’ll have the chance to work on exciting and engaging infrastructure projects in water and transportation in BC and across Canada. As a seasoned professional, you will have the chance to mentor, learn, and work independently as a key team member. You will solve complex problems and take a broad perspective to identify innovative and resilient solutions to adapt to the climate emergency.

Project tasks could include:

  • Perform design and hydraulic modeling on all project aspects associated with conceptual planning, detailed engineering designs, and preparation of construction plans.

  • Complete detailed hydrological assessment to support infrastructure design projects, including potential impact of climate change

  • Responsible for site and roadway drainage design including, but not limited to civil design calculations, computer modeling, detailing, and plan set production

  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic design calculations and prepare reports, construction plans, and specifications as required by assignments.

  • Analysis of surface water quality data, design of monitoring programs and assessment of potential impacts on receiving environments

  • Coordinate design development and assist in providing technical direction and mentorship to other engineers.

  • Provide quality control within drainage discipline to ensure completeness and accuracy of design team work.

  • Peer review plans, help prepare technical specifications and estimates.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Roadway, Drainage or Transportation Engineering

  • At least 7 years related experience in civil engineering and/or water resources engineering work

  • Professional Engineer License (P.Eng.) in BC or another Canadian jurisdiction

  • Strong analytical, time management, communication & report writing skills

  • Proficiency in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling with XPSWMM, PCSWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS or equivalent software

  • Experience using GIS and R programming language to complete hydrological and water quality data analysis

  • Comprehensive understanding of water quality and water quality engineering in natural systems

  • Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Prior involvement on multi-discipline infrastructure engineering design and construction projects

  • Practiced at hydrological assessment in cold climates

  • Experience integrating climate change resiliency with infrastructure design

  • Water and mass balance modelling to support permitting and engineering design

  • Ability to lead a technical team

  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently on multiple project



At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.