Role Overview
McElhanney Ltd. is looking for an expert Water Resources Engineer in stormwater management to support our projects through preparing stormwater reports, master drainage plans, and other drainage design for both municipal and transportation projects. This is an expanding field for the Calgary branch, so a desire and ability to grow the business by identifying new opportunities, thinking like the client, and building a team is critical.

  • Model and analyze surface water flows, underground storm systems, design stormwater retention / management facilities, evaluate small dams, and design hydraulic structures.
  • Provide advice and consultation on regulatory and legislative issues surrounding water resource projects. Coordinate with approval agencies to make these projects happen.
  • Coordinate technical delivery between different inter-disciplinary groups.
  • Pursue new business opportunities and lead proposal development for municipal, transportation, and resource-related projects.
  • Mentor junior staff and assist in identifying and filling new roles as the business grows.

  • Registration in good standing as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.).
  • 7+ years of experience in rural and urban water resources.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must.
  • Experience with City of Calgary standards and approvals processes is required. Experience with projects in British Columbia is a significant plus.
  • Knowledge of Low Impact Development (LID)  principles is very desired.
  • Track record of pursuing new water-related projects and delivering great results to clients.

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About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.
Our Purpose:  Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.

If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Sunny skies, a strong growing economy and no provincial sales tax make Calgary a destination of choice. With the pristine wilderness of Banff National Park less than one hour’s drive away, Calgary offers the best of two exciting worlds – from stimulating city life in Canada’s newest urban playground to the spectacular scenery and nearby outdoor adventure in the Canadian Rockies, the rolling foothills and expansive prairies. Residents enjoy superb winter sports attractions like skiing and snowboarding which are matched in the summer by golf, hiking, mountain biking, camping and fishing.
McElhanney is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion which celebrates the successes that comes from a team diverse in expertise, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, welcoming all ethnicities, religions, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability, or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.
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This is a full-time position

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