About Us

Ebbwater Consulting is a small, specialised, purpose-driven firm that works hard to mitigate flood and natural hazard risk in communities all across Canada. We aren’t your traditional engineering firm – we pride ourselves on being able to work across disciplines, at pushing boundaries, and generally trying to “do the right thing” rather than the easy thing.

We are a small, but growing, company – this brings opportunities and challenges;  the whole team works on multiple projects and tasks on any given day.  We need staff who like working in a multi-disciplinary environment and who enjoy being challenged to do new things each and every day.  We also need staff who relate and buy-in to the Ebbwater approach to projects and business more generally.   We walk the talk of risk mitigation and climate adaptation, and need you to as well.


About You

We are looking for an intermediate hydrotechnical specialist to join our team in Vancouver.  We expect you to have:

  • a genuine and demonstrated desire to reduce disaster risk and enhance resilience
  • deep curiosity to explore and better understand the wicked and complex nature of disaster risk 
  • a degree in engineering/geography/geoscience or related field (masters degree preferred)
  • P.Eng/P.Geo designation or eligibility to acquire within a year
  • 7+ years work experience in hydrotechnical modelling, planning and/or project management 
  • a desire to take the next step in your career by learning from your peers, and mentoring junior team members
  • a desire to explore through work travel, sometimes to remote locations
  • strong oral and written communication skills in English; French also an asset
  • excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to follow-through on tasks
  • strong inter-personal skills to support the team and communicate with clients
  • an ability to function (and thrive) under pressure, especially through disaster response
  • eligibility to work in Canada


About the Job

This position will be based at our downtown Vancouver office (flexibility to work from home 1-2 days a week), where you will be supported by a small team of engineers and scientists who share a common purpose. We are looking for someone to join our team as a project manager and hydrotechnical specialist and to work on a variety of natural hazard risk projects across BC.

We offer pay at going rates, a group benefits’ plan, a shorter than average work week, as well as many tangible and intangible benefits associated with a small, innovative and feisty company.

We are looking for someone who can start work immediately (Fall 2022), but will also consider deferring the start date for the right person. 

We know we have a big wish list…but we also know that you are out there! If you are interested – please send your resume and cover email to careers@ebbwater.ca. We thank you for your interest and application, but will only respond if you are selected for interview.  Please do not call the office for more information.