Senior Manager Water Resources


Niagara Falls, ON, CA, L0S 1J0

Req ID:  46192

Status: Full time regular  
Working Conditions: On-site

Education Level: 4 Year University Degree 

Location: Niagara​-on-the-Lake, ON. Role will be moving to the new head office in Oshawa, ON in the second half of 2025.

Travel: Up to 25% 

Deadline to Apply: ​​April 23, 2024




Electrify your career and help build a brighter tomorrow. 


Every generation has a challenge that defines them. At OPG, we are calling on all innovators, disruptors, thought leaders and change-makers. Join us to electrify life in one generation and build a sustainable future powered by our electricity, our ideas, and our people. Join OPG and make history. 


Whether you work in the skilled trades or are a business professional, a career at OPG is an opportunity to electrify your life on -- and off -- the job. 




OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. 


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This position is moving to OPG Corporate Headquarters: In Summer 2025, OPG will officially welcome employees to our new Corporate Headquarters located at 1908 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa, Ontario. This new space will enable teamwork, collaboration and innovation that will help us to achieve our mission to electrify life in one generation




Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our team in the role of Senior Manager Water Resources. 


Reporting to the Director Dam & Public Safety, this position is responsible to provide technical expertise, policy and products relating to the management of water and land resources including governing agreements and regulations, inflow forecasting, and water planning. Provide direction for the development and implementation of inflow forecasting models and systems, decision support systems, the scoping and execution climate change science studies (in support of Corporate Climate Change strategic objectives) and the development of complementary GIS applications to support on-going management and development of hydroelectric resources. Oversee hydrologic studies for existing generating stations or potential new sites, changes in Ontario’s electricity market, dam safety studies and to support Indigenous Relation or for current operations and future adaptation requirements. 


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to OPG's public outreach, external engagement and education efforts as part of the company's committment to growing its social license. 




  • Ensure business processes and results associated with the interpretation of licenses, leases and calculations of the Gross Revenue Charge and other fees are documented and records maintained in order to meet the requirements of financial reporting and audits. Participate in, and provide management responses to, findings arising from internal and external audits associated with the financial reporting, as well as other aspects of the Water Resources function.
  • Execute the programs for the management of governing agreements and regulations and watershed resources, negotiating and administering agreements to secure the economic use of water and land resources including water/energy agreements with other waterpower generators.
  • Liaise with various water control boards, government ministries at the Federal and Provincial level, and committees, assuming memberships as required.
  • Liaise/influence government direction in the areas of international and inter-provincial water agreements, and provincial water rights, and tenure.
  • Manage the staff, resources and business of the Water Resources Department and recommend organizational design to facilitate the execution of work program.
  • Prepare and/or provide input to policy, procedures for Executive approval as they relate to Water Resources function.
  • Provide advice on, and respond to, strategic matters, emerging issues and decisions which have operational, financial, business reputation, environmental, dam & public safety, and/or human resource implications as they relate to water resources and hydroelectric generation.
  • Provide advice, both strategic and tactical, for improving water resource management and hydroelectric performance. Seek to continuously improve the use and/or performance of all resources including the development and implementation of modern technological tools.
  • Provide direction in the development of models and science supporting climate change policy and strategic initiatives, inflow forecasting and hydraulic routing.
  • Establish a program to assess opportunities for improvement in the areas of gauging, data assimilation, and modeling to support hydroelectric operations.
  • Provide strategies for land management, for delineation of land base requirements, and for the management related resources. Negotiate and administer agreements with respect to secondary uses of land and water resources that are consistent with business strategies.
  • Provide, as appropriate, expertise, products and services to fulfill external business contracts negotiated by OPG.
  • Support the rate application process for the prescribed hydroelectric assets at the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) hearing, including preparation of information and data, witness preparation, response to interrogatories and assessment of regulatory rulings and decisions.
  • Other Duties as Required





  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Civil, Water Resources or Environmental   Engineering or equivalent with an appropriate specialization in hydrology and water resources management.
  • PhD or Master’s degree in related fields would be considered an asset





  • 10 years experience in a water resources engineering role
  • Experience with inflow forecasting, water/energy management, climate change assessment and analysis.
  • Experience working in water related policy and planning
  • Experience working in the Hydropower industry (or directly for Hydropower clients) would be considered an asset
  • 5 + years experience leading a technical team


The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct. 


What Makes a Career at OPG Different? 


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, we’re building, expanding, and innovating the equipment and technology that keeps Ontario powered with clean, reliable energy.  

At OPG, our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change:   

Safety – it’s our business 
Integrity – always lead with integrity 
Excellence – never satisfied with good enough  
Inclusion – working together for powerful outcomes 
Innovation - creativity accelerates possibility 


Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you: 

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide 
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities 
  • Electricity is vital to the province and OPG’s clean electricity is helping  decarbonize other sectors. 


Our promise to you: 

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority. 
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day. 
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop. 
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate. 
  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses. 
  • We support employment equity, diversity and inclusion. 


Are you ready to start a career that has the power to electrify life on and off the job? Apply now. 



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.,April 23, 2024.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 


To be drafted following requisition approval process.