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FLOOD MODELING ENGINEER - NHC Vancouver, British Columbia Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) is an international firm of consulting engineers and geoscientists providing professional services for the development, management, and protection of water resources. We have an immediate opening for a Flood Modeling Engineer to be based in our North Vancouver, BC office who will be responsible for hydraulic modeling for our flood hazard and mitigation projects. Working closely with a specialized team of hydraulic engineers, hydrologists, and GIS experts, the Flood Modeling Engineer will participate in the development of hydraulic models, primarily as required for flood studies, supporting flood hazard assessments, floodplain mapping, and the design of flood mitigation measures. Applicants should be prepared to describe their familiarity with GIS tools, field investigations, and survey needs for different model applications and be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of river behavior to confirm that modelled results are realistic. Experience working with municipalities, regional districts, provincial and federal governments, as well as knowledge of floodplain mapping guidelines and relevant standards is considered an asset.


  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in engineering or earth sciences, with a focus on water resources and hydrology.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in the field of numerical modeling and flood hazard assessment, either in public or private sector organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing and the ability to present to technical and non-technical groups, stakeholders, and communities.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer or geoscientist in BC.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to high quality client service and will use their skills to improve the quality and efficiency of our projects. In return, NHC offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including annual merit-based bonuses. Most importantly, NHC offers the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals in an independent and specialized firm on technically challenging and satisfying real-world projects.

If you are interested in joining our team, resumes can be sent in confidence to Noreen Finnerty.

Closing Date: 9 October 2019

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. NHC is an equal opportunity employer.