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Position: Engineering Technologist (Wetland Conservation)
Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Location: The Pas, Manitoba

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), a leader in Canadian habitat conservation, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated individual to join our team as an Engineering Technologist.

As an Eng Tech and member of the Manitoba Habitat Asset Management Team (HAM), you will be responsible for:

  • assisting the HAM team to manage water levels on DUC Wetland Projects within the Saskatchewan River Delta
  • providing design input into structural concepts of water control works
  • supporting and working with Regional Engineering staff to perform maintenance or replacement of water control works.
  • leading local survey data collection and compilation as required.

Our ideal candidate will thrive in a team environment and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure positive interaction with various stakeholders, including landowners, contractors, NGOs and government. Proven program planning and implementation skills will also be required to succeed in this position.

You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines. Your expertise and knowledge in project planning and execution, financial and contract management and contractor/construction supervision will make you the ideal candidate for this very diverse and challenging position.


  • Minimum three years directly related experience; a Civil Engineering Technology diploma is preferred, but other diplomas in related disciplines may be considered
  • Strong planning, reporting and project management skills
  • An understanding of local agricultural, industry and conservation practices
  • Knowledge of sustainable and integrated resource management
  • Experience with RTK, GPS, ArcView, MS Office, AutoCAD and airphoto interpretation
  • Awareness of MB Occupational Health and Safety practices
  • Knowledge of the MB Water Protection Act, Dam Safety Regulations and the approvals process
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license; Pleasure Craft Operators Card, ATV, Chainsaw, MED A3 and Dunkar egress would be assets
  • Experience operating various equipment such as: ATVs, Snowmobiles, boats, chainsaws, brush saws and hand tools
  • Construction and heavy equipment supervision experience
  • Practical experience with engineered water control structures, wetland and upland conservation projects, agriculture and biology would all be considered assets.
  • Ability to work long/flexible hours, in remote locations, in a variety of weather conditions, and travel as required

The successful candidate will also have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.

How to Apply

Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.
Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: December 31, 2019 (EDT)

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at
While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 18 2019    ID: 54762