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WSP Canada

Intern/Co-op Water Resources Engineering

Burlington, ON
Full Time
7 days ago
Introduction and Description:

WSP E&I Canada Limited is currently recruiting for an Intern/Co-Op Water Resources Engineering positionwithin our Water Resources Engineering Group, based in our Burlington, Ontario office.

Our business is evolving at an incredible pace, creating fantastic new opportunities for those taking the first big step in their professional journey. We strive to embrace change and never stand still, and as a result, we are on the search for our next generation of brilliant young employees.

At WSP, your early career will be a time of learning, discovery and development. You will follow a path of your own design, find work that excites you and pursue it. You will be given the freedom to manage your own workload, and assist in projects that you find interesting, or that fit your skillset. You will be challenged to manage budgets, competing tasks, and your chargeability. There will be many opportunities to take on more responsibility, to gain more experience, and push yourself and your skillset.

The Burlington Water Resources Engineering group primarily support public-sector clients (Municipalities, Conservation Authorities, Transit) both in a lead and support role. We work on a diverse range of water resources and stormwater management projects from initial assessments through to detailed design. Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling are fundamental to these assessments, and our group uses a wide variety of tools and modelling platforms to complete the required work. Typical studies include Class Environmental Assessments and Stormwater Master Plans, floodplain mapping and flood risk assessments. Preliminary and detailed design work includes stormwater management (quantity, quality and erosion control, water balance\\budget) for various proposed development works, channel rehabilitation, stormwater management pond clean-outs and retrofits, and other related works.

Currently, the majority of staff are working primarily from home with one (1) day per week in the office due to COVID however the situation is continually evolving, and in-office time may increase in the future. Flexible hours can generally be accommodated. Specific work arrangements for the 2023 term are TBD.

WSP is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and inclusive working environment. We recognize that each of us has many different diverse traits which shape our view of the world, our perspective and our approach.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Field work support, including site visits and inspections, velocity metering\\stream gauging, grab water quality sampling, and downloading equipment and gauges;
  • Data and information review, summary and organization for engineers using GIS and other tools as required;
  • Support for hydrologic and hydraulic modelling as required (including EPA-SWMM, PCSWMM, Visual OTTHYMO, HSP-F, HEC-RAS, InfoWorks ICM, and other programs).
  • Assistance with technical writing, including technical memos and reports;

  • 3rd or 4th year, working towards an Undergraduate Degree in Water Resources or Environmental Engineering;
  • A valid Ontario driver's license and clean drivers abstract considered an asset;,
  • First aid certification, and other certifications considered assets.
Role-Specific Skills:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs;
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modelling principles;
  • Possess a mixture of technical and practical knowledge and skills, with a rigorous problem-solving approach;
  • A flexible approach to finding solutions to problems, by being curious in your approach, with the capacity to grow and develop;
  • Confidence to ask questions, seek help, make decisions and challenge the traditional approach;
  • Time management and organizational skills, managing workloads on multiple projects, budgets, competing objectives, and client expectations;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently;
  • An inquisitive mind, that looks for connections and can apply common-sense logic to systems, to find problems and solutions;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to technical and non-technical audiences; and,
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate across project teams, disciplines, and with clients and stakeholders.

Additional desirable qualifications include:
  • Specific experience with water resources and stormwater systems;
  • Knowledge of stormwater management and design practices
  • Knowledge of GIS based programs (ArcGIS TM , QGIS or other)
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD TM
  • Knowledge / experience with EPA-SWMM or other hydrologic / hydraulic software listed

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.
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