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Hydrotechnical Engineer (Hybrid)


Niagara Falls, ON, CA, L0S 1L0

Req ID:  40082

Status: Contract (12-months)

Working Conditions: Hybrid Working Environment    

Education Level:  Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Water Resources or Environmental; Licensed Projessional Engineering (P.Eng) designation is an asset

Location(s): Niagara, ON

Travel: 30%

Deadline to Apply: August 14, 2022


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on.

Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.


OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a clean tech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world. 




Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for two professionals to join our team in the role of Hydrotechnical Engineer (Hydrotechnical Field Work or Hydrotechnical Studies / Dam Safety) based at our Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON location.


Reporting to the Plant Technical Support Manager, Hydrotechnical and Field Support, the Hydrotechnical Engineer will provide technical advice and guidance on a variety of technical matters within designated area of responsibility for hydroelectric and thermal stations maintenance, operations, performance, design and commissioning.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.



  • Lead data collection, assessments, studies, inspections, investigation, and design evaluations for various works associated with hydroelectric and thermal generating stations and associated facilities.
  • Provide advice on maintenance, rehabilitation, design and construction issues related to dams and other hydraulic structures associated with hydroelectric and thermal generating stations.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct hydraulic field studies to gather data on hydraulic characteristics of rivers, reservoirs, and dam spillways necessary for the continuous safe and efficient operation of hydroelectric and thermal generating stations.
  • Plan, organize and execute hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and studies in support of OPG’s operations and the dam safety program.
  • Participate in various technical and professional committees internal and external to OPG as subject matter expert.
  • Prepare, present and implement procedures, instructions, project charters, business case summaries, plant condition assessments and technical reports.
  • Assist Supervisor in the administration of work projects, and coach junior staff on processes.
  • Coordinate with Operations / Production, Water Management, and Dam Safety professionals across OPG to develop tools and practices to enhance water management at OPG.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with major in Water Resources or Environmental Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng) designation is an asset (Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario



  • Minimum of 4 year bachelor degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in the area of Water Resources and Hydrotechncial Engineering;
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience as a Hydrotechnical Engineer primarily in the area of hydroelectric power generation and Dam Safety assessments;
  • Experience in collection, management, evaluation and interpretation of data from the natural and built environment;
  • Experience in acquisition, processing, and interpretation of hydraulic field data (flow, water level, bathymetry etc.) using different acoustic / Sonar tools/equipments and associated software;
  • Demonstrated experience in hydrotechnical assessments, hydrologic modeling, hydraulic modelling, dam break analysis and consequence assessments;
  • Experience and knowledge in application of Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and GIS software and modeling tools (such as HEC Suite of Products, 2D and 3D hydraulic models including Telemac and Flow3D, ESRI suite of software);
  • In-depth knowledge pertaining to the assessment, design and rehabilitation of various dams and hydraulic structures;
  • Experience with and understanding of OPG’s Dam Safety Program and associated Standards and Procedures
  • Experience with and understanding of Dam Safety Regulations and Industry Guidelines applicable to OPG facilities;
  • Understanding and Experience in application of Canadian Dam Association Dam Safety guidelines and technical bulletins;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver reports, briefings, project plans;
  • Good organizational and leadership skills, and to be a self-starter who can work both independently and in a team environment that is dedicated to engineering excellence and best practices;
  • Have a strong interest in fast-paced, challenging work environments where showing initiative and self motivation are assets;
  • Strong in understanding, executing and following governance and procedures with a questioning and analytical attitude/approach under minimum required supervision;
  • Proven track record on delivering results;
  • Required travel up to 30% (including overnight) via road, air, boat, etc.; with valid Ontario Driver’s License in good standing;

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



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.


At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  

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


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.

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 in our diverse lines of business.
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.   
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.August 14, 2022.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



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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