What does a Water Resources Engineer do?

Water resources engineers develop and execute plans for developing water systems that provide clean, safe water in an efficient way that is also good for the planet. They play a central role in civil and commercial construction projects that involve water distribution. They incorporate innovative and environmentally conscious strategies and principles into design planning, with water and energy conservation as top priorities. They perform environmental and technical studies and data analysis, and create reports and proposals.

Water resources engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field, and a background involving the development of water systems. Many roles require a Professional Engineer license or other certification. Experience conducting environmental and feasibility studies is an advantage. Familiarity with water rights and related laws is helpful.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
14%
5 - 7
11%
8+
65%

Common Skill Sets

AutoCAD
Stormcad
Written Communication
GIS
openid CONNECT
Microsoft Office Suite
Writing
Arcview GIS

Water Resources Engineer Seniority Levels

Manager
21% made the transition
General Manager
20% made the transition
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Water Resources Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$80,583 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$58k
Median: CA$81k
CA$111k
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