Hydrotechnical and Dam Safety Engineer

February 23 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Health, Security, Disability,
Calgary, AB | Edmonton, AB | Trail, BC | Vancouver, BC • Full time

Type of position: Regular

This position is located in Trail, BC

Your future role on our team

BBA is seeking a Hydrotechnical and Dam Safety Engineer to support our continued growth and achievement of our strategic objectives as consultants in the natural resource and renewable energy industries. The selected candidate will be involved in all phases of hydrotechnical and dam safety engineering within an exciting and growing portfolio across Canada.

With us, you'll get the opportunity to...

  • Perform Dam Safety Reviews (DSR's), Operation Maintenance & Surveillance Manuals (OM&S) and Dam Emergency Plans (DEP's)
  • Design of hydraulic structures, hydrology and numerical flow modeling, floodplain assessments and mapping, design of sedimentation/detention ponds, channel stabilization and erosion protection works.
  • Take on projects with river infrastructure, including water intakes; outfalls; dams and weirs; fishways; flood mitigation, river training; and protective works.
  • Complete flood inundation, and flood hazard mapping.
  • Apply hydrologic studies including flood frequency analysis.
  • Produce engineering proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and other documentation to support project development.
  • Participate in site inspections.
  • Mentor and develop junior team members.
  • Supervise personnel assigned to your projects.


Do your qualities and values match our corporate culture?

  • Enthusiastic about solving technical challenges with collaborative, practical and innovative solutions.
  • People first attitude.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to share and pass on knowledge.
  • Thirst to learn and excel.
  • Able to effectively communicate with internal team members and client representatives.
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills.
  • Proactive and prepared to take accountability.

Overview of certifications and job requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
  • At least 10 years related work experience.
  • Must be registered, or be eligible to register, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in BC.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Dam Safety Guidelines, Associated Technical Bulletins and the BC Dam Safety Regulations.
  • Solid understanding and experience using of HEC-RAS, FLO-2D and other hydraulic modelling software.
  • Watercourse crossings such as bridges, pipelines, roads and other linear infrastructure is a plus.
  • A safety-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with environmental permitting, legislation and regulations including the Riparian Area Regulation and the Water Sustainability Act and its applicability in BC.
  • Fish habitat and watercourse restoration.
  • Managing projects, administering contracts, and controlling budgets.
  • Business development initiatives.
  • Contract document preparation, including detailed design drawings and technical documents.
  • Experience with taking projects from proposal stage through conceptual design, detailed design, and construction.
  • Experience preparing design drawings and specifications.
  • Experience in construction contract administration and site inspection services.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and work independently under minimal supervision.
  • Strong work ethic with the desire to excel and achieve.
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license (or equivalent) with a clean driving record.
  • The ability to work under pressure, prioritize effectively, manage deadlines and have exceptional organization skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

An overview of BBA's total reward

  • Annual base salary, based on 37.5 hours weekly, between $100 000 to $180 000
  • Annual bonification program for all regular employees
  • Onsite mobility premium
  • Access to a time bank
  • Cellphone Program
  • Group insurance plan starting day one including short term and long-term disability insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Premium offer through the Employee Referral Program.

BBA considers many factors to determine the annual base salary such as, but no limited to: Location of the position, education, relevant and demonstrated work experience, technical assessment, qualifications, certifications, and other relevant competencies.

At BBA, you get many benefits

  • Long-term hiring (not just project-based)
  • Interesting growth opportunities to match your ambitions
  • Wide playing field, based on your interests, from technical and team management to project management
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • A collaborative team that shares its ideas and knowledge
  • Custom training and development plans

Our goal is to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment. We do everything we can to build a workplace where all of our employees want to excel and where they feel respected, heard and valued. Every day.



About BBA
For over 40 years, we've been pushing the boundaries of engineering to serve our clients in the Energy and Natural Resources sector. At BBA, we develop innovative, flexible and sustainable solutions, from strategy to execution.
BBA is one of Canada's leading private consulting engineering firms, focused on practice (PCB), with a network of 18 offices. Our teams work closely to deliver projects that shape tomorrow's industry at the local, national and international levels.
Our people's passion and excellence make BBA a Canada's Best Employer and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
We have unique talents, and we're committed to providing a workplace where you can be yourself. Job postings are written in gender-neutral language.
Learn more about us by visiting our LinkedIn page and join the networks of our talent attraction specialists to speak with them directly.

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