Intermediate Coastal Specialist
PARISH Geomorphic Ltd - Mississauga, ON

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PARISH Geomorphic Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focusing on the assessment and restoration of rivers and streams, and has been developing innovative solutions since 1997. As a leader in the application of fluvial geomorphology, the PGL team of river practitioners has grown to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to river science, including expertise in ecology and biology. As river practitioners, we are always cognizant of the form, processes, functions and linkages of the stream and surrounding ecosystem. Our team, with combined expertise in hydrology, hydraulics and sediment transport is able to undertake a wide range of projects at varying temporal and spatial scales. Our sound technical approach using field data and state of the art technology has allowed us to develop a solid reputation for providing pragmatic, yet scientifically-defensible solutions. Because of this, we have been able to establish a wide range of clientele and are able to complete site specific assessments, comprehensive studies and relevant research of river processes and dynamics.

PGL is currently seeking a Intermediate Coastal Specialist for our Mississauga office. This person will work closely with our project team consisting of fluvial geomorphologists, water resource engineers and ecologists, and will contribute to a variety of projects including environmental assessments, watershed/subwatershed-level studies and management plans, development impact evaluations, and habitat restoration design. This position will begin as a 6-month contract, and contingent upon employee performance, may be offered full-time permanent employment at end of contract.


  • Undertake inventories and field characterization of the near shore areas of lakes and estuaries
  • Quantify the hydraulic energy and dynamics to guide management decisions and restoration designs
  • Assist in the evaluation of sediment transport in the near-shore area
  • Complete modeling studies to the both coastal and estuary areas
  • Assist in the completion of performance monitoring studies
  • Provide technical input into coastal restoration projects and the design of coastal structures
  • Undertake field data collection exercises, as required; including data synthesis
  • Work with various forms of spatial information, including digital topographic data and aerial imagery
  • Maintain high level of QA/QC associated with project data and analyses
  • Assist in the preparation of estimates, work plans and budgets
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor Degree in engineer, coastal science, geomorphology or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of related professional experience in coastal fluvial geomorphology or related fields of work
  • Registered as or eligible for a Professional Designation (i.e. P.Geo, P.Eng) are an asset


  • Strong analytical and computational capabilities
  • Familiarity with Great Lakes and ocean environments
  • Competence in various hydraulic analyses and traditional empirical relations
  • Familiarity with various hydrologic and sediment transport models
  • Aerial photograph interpretation and mapping analysis (preferably using GIS)
  • Demonstrated time management, interpersonal and verbal communication (English); and technical writing skills
  • Flexible work style, with the ability to meet challenging deadlines and client needs
  • Complimentary skill sets such as hydrology, aquatic biology and familiarity with engineering models (e.g. HEC-RAS), ArcGIS software and AutoCAD would be an asset

Salary and conditions of employment are to be negotiated and would be commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and experience. PARISH Geomorphic Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and a full range of benefits.

Candidates interested in this position are encouraged to submit their resumes along with a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and relevant experience before October 9th, 2013 by email to "employment @" or by fax to: (905) 877-4143. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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PARISH Geomorphic Ltd. was formally established in 1997 as a consulting firm and now operates at the fore-front of geomorphic assessment in...