Experienced Water Resource Engineer with River Science Experience (P. Eng)
Derhak Ireland Executive Search Partners - Mississauga, ON

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One of Canada's leading environmental consulting firms is seeking a qualified, motivated and scientifically curious individual to join their team as a Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist.

You might currently be a Experienced River Science Practitioner with P. Eng/P. Geo (or able to get that designation) but you want to expand your boundaries and interest into restoration and broader river studies and assessments.

Your passion for science and scientific methodology, as well as having the appropriate experience in Ontario, is what is going to get you to the next stage in a meaningful career with this dynamic company.

Candidates should have a graduate degree preferably in fluvial geomorphology or in a related field (i.e. river engineering, water resource, earth sciences).

Required skills include; strong analytical and computational capabilities, competence in various hydraulic analyses and traditional empirical relations (for the determination of threshold values and quantification of physical processes), experience in stream restoration techniques, familiarity with various hydrologic and sediment transport models, air photo interpretation and mapping analyses (preferably using GIS).

In addition, the successful individual will have the necessary project management skills to coordinate large, multi-disciplinary projects, as well as being able to direct, guide and mentor supporting staff. Along with this educational background, the candidate should have a minimum of 5 years professional experience, and have a professional designation (P.Geo or P.Eng, or be qualified to obtain a P.Geo or P.Eng). This skill set will be applied to a variety of project challenges including restorative channel designs, erosion assessments and channel characterization for planning and monitoring studies.

This individual would need experience in business development and account management as, with all small companies, securing clients is always a priority. Having an entrepreneurial attitude that weare all working together is essential. No clock watchers need apply. Our process is rigorous but fair and we are looking for only the absolute best qualified and best fitting candidate for our client. With our 12 month placement guarantee, our goal is to place someone looking for a for a long time career opportunity driven by curiosity and passion. This must be your perfect career move as well as you being THE ideal candidate for our client.

Other key skills include the zest for life, life-long curiosity of a continuous learner, absolute passion for the environment, ability to work well under stress and proven ability to meet tight deadlines that Mother Nature will sometimes impact. Being able to juggle multiple projects at one time is a must.

This professional yet fun young company was established in 1997 as a consulting firm to provide expertise in the field of geomorphology with an emphasis on the application of fluvial geomorphology. The company has gained a solid reputation for “giving reliable insight into fluvial processes that is rooted in current scientific understanding and providing viable solutions to watercourse concerns with the aim of promoting long- term stability and protection of the environment”. While applying the principles of fluvial geomorphology to various projects, contributions made by other disciplines (e.g. water resource engineers, biology) are recognized, respected, and integrated wherever appropriate.

This organization has completed work on more than 300 watercourses in Ontario and Northeastern USA, for which various aspects of fluvial geomorphological investigations have been applied. Typical projects have included subwatershed studies, geomorphologic assessments of channel stability and erosion, stream rehabilitation and stabilization work with a special focus on improving aquatic habitat, natural channel design, planning exercises, and contributions to policy development.

In addition to providing consulting services, the firm strives to remain current with the scientific literature, contemporary models, and understanding or developments of geomorphologic processes. This is accomplished through membership in various geomorphologic or related organizations and regular reviews of scientific literature. The company is viewed as a thought leader in their industry and is looking for someone who will complement their team and remain current in the industry.

You could join a team of three senior managers to help manage and run this organization. Eventually, there will be an opportunity to have some equity in the success of this growing company.

Application Process:

If you know what it takes to bring value to this position and you have 5+ years of North American, preferably Ontario experience -- then we want to know you.

Apply as instructed below and remember to include your current or target salary. Once you have applied, the next step in the application process will be a 10-15 minute on-line profile survey which you will receive via a follow-up email.

You must complete this survey in order to proceed to the next stage.

To Apply now for this Position - go to: http://www.derhak.com > Opportunities > Position #1022

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Derhak Ireland has Canada’s highest 24-Month Retention rate at 97.6% and offers Canada’s Longest Placement Guarantee (up to 24-months) which is why our process is so rigorous.

Thank you for your time and interest in this opportunity!

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Patti Pokorchak, Executive Search Partner
647-725-1008

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