Senior Hydrogeologist

Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #1211
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $101,264.80, Max = $117,426.40

Employment type: Permanent Full-Time

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development & Engineering Services

Business unit: Engineering Services

Travel: 10%

Remote Work: Hybrid



About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on July 11, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Senior Hydrogeologist acts as a subject matter expert on hydrogeological issues and completes technical reviews of complex land development, Environmental Assessment applications, and internal projects. These reviews ensure that the hydrogeologic aspects meet policy and Regulation 166/06 under the Conservation Authorities Act requirements and the Approved CTC Source Protection Plan. 


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides senior technical advice, in accordance with prescribed delivery standards, to development and environmental assessment planners to ensure compliance with the Authority’s programs, policies and regulation requirements as well as Provincial natural heritage objectives.
  • Engages with development proponents, municipal partners, consultants, contractors, and other technical and planning staff, restoration services staff, enforcement staff and the general public regarding applications made under the Planning Act, the Environmental Assessment Act and Conservation Authorities Act.
  • Maintains effective and productive partnerships with municipal, provincial, and federal agencies and maintain positive relationships with the public, proponents, consultants, municipal staff, and other agency staff.
  • Liaises with the Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program team to ensure that hydrogeologic data and interpretations within the TRCA jurisdiction are accurate and current.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure documentation under the Clean Water Act is both accurate and current.
  • Participate on various working groups/teams to provide hydrogeological input into the preparation of watershed plans, fisheries management plans, natural heritage management reports, report cards and other research projects and initiatives undertaken by TRCA or its partners.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)   

  • University degree in Hydrogeology, Engineering, Environmental Science, or related discipline
  • Professional membership in good standing with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) with P.Geo. designation Licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Qualified Person (QPESA or QPRA) per O. Reg. 153/04 under the Environmental Protection Act



  • 5+ years of experience related to planning and execution of hydrogeological reviews and projects

Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • Mentoring of junior hydrogeologic staff
  • Expert knowledge of hydrogeologic theories and principles, saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow, and field determinations of the properties of aquifers and aquitards
  • Expert knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements for hydrogeologic assessments in Ontario
  • Thorough knowledge of the regional hydrogeology of the Greater Toronto Area
  • Ability to identify limitations and deficiencies in hydrogeologic studies performed by others
  • Influences decisions by presenting technical information and evidence in an appealing and easy to understand manner
  • Experience applying Ontario’s environmental policies and guidelines to technical reviews
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint


What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare)


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:


  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

While Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews.  Please be advised successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver's abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer.  We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to TRCA.  We welcome applications from all qualified persons.  Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27.  Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880-2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Permanent Full-Time
  • Min Hiring Rate $101,264.80
  • Max Hiring Rate $117,426.40
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada