Senior Structural Hydro Engineer - Vancouver, Canada

Sector:   Hydropower / Dam Engineering
Discipline:   Civil, Structural, Dam, Hydropower
Region:   North America
Salary:   100k +
Contract type:   Full time, Permanent

Senior Structural Hydro Engineer - Vancouver, Canada

 A technical specialist within the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure sector is searching for a Senior Structural Hydro Engineer for their office in Vancouver to being immediately. The chosen candidate MUST have at least 10 years of experience who’s able to engage with clients and provide a practical depth to their methodology.

 The Engineer will be part of an engineering team and will be responsible for providing technical leadership and the design of concrete and steel structures involving dam spillways, intake structures, power house, hoist support structures and stability analyses of dams and related structures.

 Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Working in a fast-paced, dynamic team with other engineers in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Performing design calculations, Analyses using software program and documenting findings and recommendations in a report
  • Preparing specifications for a variety of structural engineering tasks involving construction and/or rehabilitation of concrete and steel structures for hydroelectric generating stations, substations, and dams.
  • Developing preliminary and detailed designs as well as overseeing and guiding the preparation of civil/structural drawings for construction
  • Taking ownership of the technical deliverables
  • Leading and managing the process of engineering commitments in accordance with scope, schedule, budget and procedures to ensure successful project completion.
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all design activities

Education, Skills and Qualifications for this position include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university
  • A Master’s degree in structural engineering will be considered an asset
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, and at least 8 years of relevant experience working on hydropower projects, involving the analysis and design features of hydropower projects, such as:
  • Stability analyses of dams and other related structures
  • The analysis and design of hoist supporting structures and hoist towers
  • Seismic analysis of structural steel hoist tower structures, and concrete dam structures, involving Response Spectrum and Time History Analyses.
  • Design of powerhouse structures, involving turbine foundations, substructure and superstructure
  • Design of penstocks (buried penstocks, above ground penstocks and liners) 
  • Design of gate structures including Vertical gates, Radial gates, Bulkheads, Stoplogs etc.  
  • Balance of Plant design for hydroelectric facilities including design of concrete and steel structures, platforms, cranes and monorails etc.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in BC or other Canadian Province (candidates with strong international experience and eligibility for P Eng. designation in Canada will be considered)
  • Site experience will be considered an asset  
  • Strong client focus and a desire to achieve results including the ability to manage multiple priorities and time lines 

Salary & Package:

 The Gross Basic salary is +100,000 CAD per annum (Depending on experience & Qualifications), Pension Plan and Company Benefits.


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