Approvals Engineer / Environmental Engineer

Approvals Engineer / Environmental Engineer 

Regular/Full-Time; Term/Full-Time 

Manitoba Environment and Climate Change 

Water Stewardship / Environmental Stewardship

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Advertisement Number: 42667

Salary Range: $76,730.00 - $97,478.00 per year 

Closing Date: June 2, 2024 


The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).


This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions on an acting status, term or regular basis and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Department of Environment and Climate is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Approvals Engineer on a regular/full-time basis
  • Environmental Engineer on a term/full/time basis

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form.

Click here to access the application form.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Must be registered or eligible for registration with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba as a Professional Engineer
  • Must be able to perform field work which requires walking through rough terrain and carrying up to 20lbs.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver's Licence
  • Must be able to work overtime and outside of regular working hours as required.



  • Post-secondary education in an environmental-related discipline of engineering (e.g., civil, environmental, bio systems engineering).  An equivalent combination of related education, specialized technical training, and experience may also be considered.
  • Approvals Engineer - Experience in water systems engineering including drinking water supply, treatment, storage and distribution systems, and associated assessments.
  • Environmental Engineer - Experience in environmental engineering including manure management, wastewater treatment and disposal, and environmental impact assessments.
  • Ability to read construction plans and learn and work with appropriate industry software tools and technology to successfully complete assignments/projects.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and develop effective working relationships at all levels, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a variety of stakeholders, conveying technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent written communication skills including experience writing various technical documents to support project planning and execution, with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively deliver services in a high volume and tight deadline environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Teams, Access, and Outlook.



  • Knowledge of applicable provincial acts and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Workplace Safety and Health work practices.


The Approvals Engineer is a specialist engineering position responsible for undertaking highly technical reviews of drinking water systems for compliance with The Drinking Water Safety Act, its regulations and industry standards, determining approval conditions and issuing permits, overseeing compliance with approval conditions, reviewing water system assessments and other technical reports, and inspecting new water system works. On a province-wide basis, the Approvals Engineer provides professional advice as a drinking water specialist to water system owners and operators, consultants, external agencies, senior managers, and other branches and units.

The Environmental Engineer provides engineering advice and technical guidance, inspections, and review of engineering design and construction reports and drawings. The position is responsible for managing and processing applications for approval involving the management of manure and the collection, treatment, and disposal of municipal wastewater, to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the engineering design of the facilities and proposed mitigation measures.


To Apply for the Position:

Click here to access the application form.


To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form.  Complete the application form at the link above or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form. 

The selection board will rely on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. In addition to the application form, please also submit a copy of your resume.




Advertisement No. 42667

Talent Acquisition – Executive Recruitment

Human Resource Services

608-330 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB.  R3C 0C4

Phone: 204-945-6892

Fax: 204-945-0601




Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process.


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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.