Canada nationals: Engineering Advisor (Flood Modelling)

Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Natural Resources Canada's Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) is currently looking for a talented and dynamic individual to fill a position in its Water Program team.

Natural Resources Canada leads administers programs to advance Canada’s ability to effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from, flood-related events foremost by building a body of knowledge on flood risks in Canada, and invest in foundational flood mitigation activities (e.g., risk assessments and flood mapping). Specialized expertise in the area of flood modelling, hydrology and hydraulics is required. Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation provides expertise and scientific and technical support to the Government of Canada in the area of flood mapping. This position will provide specific engineering expertise to lead research projects related to water resources engineering. Specialized expertise will be required to engage stakeholders, and interpret data for the purposes of decision making with respect to the review and evaluation of flood mapping products and proposals, which incorporate flood modelling. In addition, the position will be required to work with various stakeholders and/or partners to acquire, manage, integrate, analyze, interpret flood models, share and disseminate data for the purposes of providing information to Canadians about their flood risk.

Work environment


At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. The Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and data-driven organization with the mandate to provide pan-Canadian horizontal geospatial policy and program leadership. We are passionate about what we do! We make authoritative data about Canada’s land, water and infrastructure available to Canadians. We manage Canada’s national geospatial data infrastructure, and we empower federal departments to work with reliable geospatial data to meet their mandates.

We use innovative scientific and technical technologies, tools, and applications in our work every day. We use satellite imagery and ground receiving stations to obtain data so that economists, modelers, and data scientists can sift through and explore vast quantities of data for patterns and deeper analytics. This is enabled through the use of the latest data visualization techniques, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.


As a member of our team, you will work creatively with like-minded professionals who take pride in helping to Canadians to have solid information and data about the communities in which they live, work, and raise their families.

Our team is located in the Ottawa office located across from Dow’s Lake in the heart of Ottawa, we are close to both nature, and Preston Street. Take runs at lunch or skate to work. With only a quick walk to Preston Street, enjoy the culinary delights and nightlife offered by some of Ottawa’s finest restaurants, pubs, and comedy clubs. There is also easy access to the O-Train, and to major bus routes. Easy access to the Queensway helps ease the daily commute! Our location offers numerous benefits to both the nature lover, and the adventurous.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to fill a permanent position.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions of different tenures and with different language and/or security requirements. The results of this process can be used by other organizations within the federal public service.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


ED1: Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, geological engineering, naval architecture or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency


EX1 - Recent and significant* experience in a water resources engineering position performing studies and project management.

EX2 - Experience in analyzing and presenting scientific or engineering data related to flood frequency analysis, river hydraulics and flood modelling.

EX3 - Experience in preparing technical reports and presentations.

EX4 - Experience in providing advice and recommendations to scientific/technical professionals and management.

*Recent and significant experience refers to experience generally acquired over 5 years over the past 7 years. Experience can be cumulated.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset - Education:

AED1: Graduate studies relevant to the position (Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, with specialization in water resources, hydrology, or hydraulics).

Degree equivalency

Asset - Experience:

AE1 - Experience in the development, adaptation and application of water management models as well as hydrologic and hydraulics models.

AE2 - Experience evaluating technical proposals.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements


K1 - Knowledge of the theory and engineering principles in the areas of water resources management, hydrology, statistical applications in hydrology including flood frequency analysis, river hydraulics and modeling of water resources systems.

K2 - Knowledge of project management techniques (initiation, planning, monitoring, assessing and reporting).

K3 - Knowledge of issues and stakeholders involved in flood disaster mitigation.


A1 - The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

A2 - The ability to work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders.

Personal Suitabilities:

PS1 - Judgment

PS2 – Flexibility

PS3 - Dependability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Willing and able to travel
Willing and able to work overtime as required
Willing and able to adopt flexible work hours as per operational requirements

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Alexandra Furino

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