Job Req ID:  1025
Department:  Wastewater Treatment Team A

Student, Project Engineering (Wastewater)

Job Number: 1025 
Job Type: Student 
Temp Contract Length: 4 months 
Location: 340 University Ave E - Administration Building 
Job Category: Other 
Number of Positions:1
Department: Wastewater Treatment Team A 
Division: Engineering and Environmental Services 
Hours of Work: 35 
Union:  OTHER 
Grade: Student Grade 12 
Salary Range: $25.25 - $28.06 


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Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.



  • Provides support to the Engineering and Wastewater Programs group responsible for administrating the operations and maintenance of the Region’s wastewater treatment plants. Assignments may include wastewater sampling and analysis or SCADA and process control narrative design and support.
  • Gathers and compiles related data from multiple sources, including controls systems and SCADA.  Reviews technical information (e.g., process control narratives, P&IDs) and prepares technical memorandums and reports.
  • Researches, monitors, and evaluates trends and technological developments.  
  • Participates in meetings with Regional staff, agencies, the public, government, and private organizations, as well as neighbourhood and business associations.  
  • Travels to waste water treatment facilities on a daily or weekly basis, based on assignment. 
  • Works in an office environment approximately 60-80% of the time. Work requires heavy visual concentration, prolonged focus on a computer screen, attention to detail, and manual dexterity.  
  • Works outdoors approximately 20-40% of the time at waste treatment facilities. Takes precautions to mitigate risks when working with/around weather, odours, equipment/machinery, sanitation, smells, sounds, and chemicals. 
  • Outside work requires considerable walking, standing, and stooping when touring plants; attention to detail and constant awareness are necessary when working in the vicinity of machinery in facilities
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of design requirements, procedures, policies, and terminology pertaining to water and wastewater management and bio-solids, normally acquired through current enrollment in a University Program in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent.  
  • Knowledge of control systems including PLCs and SCADA. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow policies, procedures, related legislation and standards (e.g., Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Aggregate Resources Act, Canadian Standards Act, Ministry of Environment guidelines and regulations, health and safety).  
  • Analytical, problem solving, organizational, and mathematical skills to gather, compile, and review technical information; research, monitor, and evaluate trends; conduct sampling and laboratory work; interpret regulations, legislation, and technical plans; and conduct site visits.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate and exchange technical information to others, including Regional staff, agencies, government staff, and businesses. Ability to prepare and conduct presentations to Regional staff.  
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member.  
  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as the Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, a document management system, and the Internet. 
  • Familiarity with SCADA systems (e.g., GE’s iFix software, Rockwell Platform and software packages).
  • Ability to read and interpret policies, procedures, and technical information and designs.   
  • Ability to write technical briefs, correspondence, and complex and detailed reports for staff and management, consultants, committees. 
  • Ability to travel to locations within the Region.  
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please note

To be considered for employment as a student, a person must be: registered as a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution, or currently recognized as having full-time status by the academic institution but applying for a school vacation, practicum or work term, or returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.  Students who are in their final year of academic study and who are not intending to return to full-time studies are eligible for student employment up until the time they convocate.  Students participating in education and retraining programs at the post- secondary level, though not full-time students, are eligible for related student employment opportunities, where an appropriate match exists i.e. full-time employee in Community Services taking part-time courses to become a caseworker is eligible for a summer student caseworker position.


The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.


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