Engineer in Hydrology or Senior Hydrologist # 10853

December 20, 2018


WSP is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. We are more than 42,000 experts working every day to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada alone, we are more than 8,000 people involved in all fields; from environmental sanitation to urban planning, from the engineering of emblematic buildings to the realization of sustainable transport networks. We are finding new ways of extracting essential resources and developing renewable energy sources for the future.

We are recognized for the excellence we demonstrate in our professional environment and for the superior quality of our work. We are one of the best employers in Forbes Canada, one of the top 100 sustainable companies in the world (among the top 10 in Canada). We earned Platinum Elite recognition through our participation in more than half of the top 100 infrastructure projects in Canada.

At WSP, we are proud, professional and passionate people. Join our team.


WSP is currently looking for a Hydrology Engineer or Hydrologist for our Montreal office.


  • Lead and plan water design for the mining industry (site drainage and tailings management) and industrial;
  • Supervise junior and intermediate engineers in water design;
  • Audit field and design teams in a water context;
  • Produce statutory inspection reports, interpret instrumentation and perform dam failure analyzes for water ponds and tailings ponds (particle training);
  • Participate in tailings pond design reviews from a water perspective;
  • Review bids and the evaluation of bids according to the quality standards in force within the organization;
  • Develop business opportunities in collaboration with other business units;
  • Promote the discipline of hydrology to internal and external customers;
  • Participate in the growth of the team;
  • Be aware of developments in water technologies, standards and practices of the mining industry related to tailings and waste dumps (waste rock, ore, dead field);
  • Work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.


  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, or other relevant discipline;
  • 2nd cycle degree in hydrology (3rd cycle is an asset);
  • Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ);
  • 15+ years of relevant experience in the field;
  • Bilingualism (French and English) both orally and in writing;
  • Familiar with mining water issues and environmental regulations without being a specialist in water treatment;
  • Good knowledge of applicable calculation methods (hydrological, hydraulic, floodplain assessments);
  • Good knowledge of pumping station design and selection of pumps, spillways, control structures, and other water infrastructures;
  • Good knowledge of software modeling (HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMM model suites, Aquaveo WMS,Goldsim, two-dimensional modeling);
  • Experience in supervising work teams. Experience in project management will be an asset;
  • Excellent work skills in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Be familiar with the planning and protocols for implementing water instrumentation;
  • Strong and engaging leadership. Initiative, attention to detail, sense of urgency and priorities;
  • Short-term mobility for regional trips (inspections and occasional site visits);
  • Bilingualism English / French (asset).

Job offers for positions in the field and subject to security are conditional on candidates being able to perform key physical tasks as described in job offer and during the interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in bad weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

To learn more about our company and the projects we’ve been involved in, visit our website A World of Opportunity.

WSP welcomes and encourages people with reduced mobility. Accommodations are available on request for applicants who participate in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principle of employment equity. Only selected applications will be contacted.

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