Intermediate Hydraulic Engineer/Technician

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, world leader in the design of transport infrastructures.

SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL Consultants) is an engineering and consulting firm, mainly dedicated to the transportation of people and goods.

Imagine and implement the safest, most efficient and most economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us on a daily basis. Thanks to the know-how of our 9,200 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: preliminary and design studies, construction phases, tests and commissioning, operation and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to give people around the world the ability to move freely every day. These are men and women who put all their business expertise and their human qualities at the service of transforming the world through innovative means of transport.

Join them and let's invent tomorrow's transport solutions together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the reference in terms of transport solutions and an opinion leader in terms of mobility.

Join the SYSTRA Canada team and projects like High Frequency Train (Canada), Mary River (Baffinland, Canada), La Grande Alliance (Quebec, Canada), and all the other projects in the SYSTRA Group's unique portfolio.

General responsibilities

  • Within a team made up of Project Managers, engineers, technical experts and draftsmen in the Intercity and heavy rail division, you will have to design and carry out projects in the field of hydraulic installations and infrastructures within the framework railway and road projects carried out by the department, in Canada and abroad.
  • Your main mission is to pilot and produce studies (work design) for technical assistance, advice, expertise and verification in the fields of hydrology and hydraulics.
  • For this, you will have to discuss with the interlocutors of the other disciplines in interface with hydraulics: layout of track, geotechnics, work of art, environment.

Roles and responsibilities

  • More specifically, you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Intervene, within a project team, on the studies and engineering services of hydraulic installations, the realization of missions of complete project management in design (preliminary, of the 'FEED' type, technical files of calls tenders, detailed design) and works in the context of new or regeneration infrastructure projects, in Canada and internationally;
  • Contribute to the development of hydraulic studies: design and sizing studies for drainage, basins and hydraulic structures, measurements and financial estimates, drafting of technical notes, development of plans, summary of results, etc.;
  • Occasionally produce watercourse modeling studies in torrential or fluvial environments,
  • Manage and control the graphic production of the plans;
  • Participate in responses to calls for tenders and actions to develop calculation tools.


Education: Bachelor in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or related field

Years of experience: Min 5 to 10 years of work experience in studies/design of hydrology or hydraulics or drainage

Technical competencies:

  • Design of hydraulic transparency works, bank protection, infrastructure drainage system, regulation/treatment works and alternative solutions, hydrology, river hydraulics, renovation of existing works;
  • Knowledge of hydraulic calculation and modeling software such as Auto CAD, HEC-Ras, HY8, PCSWMM, microdrainage, CIVIL 3D;
  • Experience on railway projects and works (An asset);
  • Member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec (An asset)


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Good analytical, synthesis and writing skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate and work in a team and in a network, especially internationally;
  • Sense of organization, adaptability and autonomy;
  • Rigor and method;
  • Available to travel outside of Canada occasionally.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: Intercity & Heavy Rail

Reports to: Principal Director, Infrastructure

Remuneration: According to profile


This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.

Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.