Pop Quiz:

  • Are you passionate about building sustainable infrastructure to meet the population’s essential servicing needs in new communities in an environmentally responsible way?
  • Does leading and mentoring staff to create high-quality custom solutions for clients using innovative technologies excite you?
  • Are you a resourceful, clever, and enthusiastic Civil Engineer with at least 10 years of related experience in municipal engineering, ideally in land development and community building?
  • Have you ever considered moving into a leadership role, but were worried that the amount of time and resources needed would be overwhelming?

If you scored four for four, JLR has a home for you! We’ve opened a role in our Ottawa or Guelph office for a talented, entrepreneurial candidate to lead, mentor, and work alongside the exceptional people in JLR’s Land Development group. You’ll be supported by a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, 100% employee-owned firm that has a long-established reputation for quality services in the municipal and land development sectors, while nurturing the needs of our existing clients, develop new relationships and deliver world-class, sustainable solutions that support community building and growth in our city or elsewhere in Ontario. Our work spans the gamut from concept development to final commissioning of constructed works and includes urban planning, master servicing studies, transportation, municipal servicing, stormwater management, water distribution system analysis and design, construction administration, and we’re even developing ideas for future renewables in our subdivision designs.

JLR is a creative, tight-knit, and mentorship-focused community with unique opportunities for driven people with tenacity and spirit. Our organization is made up of diverse employee-owners with specialized expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Joining the JLR team means being part of a dynamic group of  innovative engineering, architecture, and planning professionals and support staff. You will have the opportunity to help establish new clients and partner with existing ones to develop insightful solutions and see projects through from inception to completion.

If you are innovative and collaborative, a solid mentor, thrive when presented with new challenges, and are eager to take your career in new directions, then JLR is the right environment for you.

Your Role

Choose your own adventure! Let’s talk about how your skills, experience, goals, and passions can find a home at JLR. Your role will include:

  • Working with an established, collaborative team of engineers, technologists, and support staff to find servicing solutions, deliver design work for urban development projects, and provide services during construction.
  • Managing projects, mentoring, and leading junior staff through day-to-day in developing innovative servicing solutions that meet regulatory requirements.
  • Working with long-time, established clients to ensure their expectations are met, as well as forging new relationships and creating new pathways for business development.
  • Leading the development of competitive proposals to secure new assignments.

Why Join Us?

We live, work, breathe, sleep, and thrive in the communities we build. We love northern Ontario and the glorious bounty of the natural world, we’re proud of our reputation and longevity in the National Capital and Kingston regions, and we’re growing our presence in southwestern Ontario and all along the great lakes of Ontario. You should also know:

  • We’re 100% employee-owned with share ownership opportunities at all levels.
  • Work-life balance is strongly encouraged, including flexibility with work hours and remote working (and you’ll benefit from remote working stipends to help offset the cost of setting up a productive home-work environment).
  • We offer stable, long-term employment with opportunities for advancement based on merit, skill, and initiative and an open-door policy where communication is strongly encouraged.
  • We foster a friendly, welcoming, and team-oriented atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration.
  • We have an established depth of technical and support resources that can efficiently and effectively deliver small and large multidisciplinary projects.
  • We provide a flexible career direction with opportunities to choose your own path and interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type.
  • Our employees lead committees charged with creating action plans for ensuring our firm’s social responsibility, including: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; Environmental Sustainability Committee; and Indigenous Action Plan Committee.
  • We provide competitive salaries, reviewed annually.
  • Health and dental benefits and RRSP/DPSP programs are offered immediately.
  • Our merit-and-profit bonus program is our key to recognizing performance.
  • We’re active in our communities, regularly participating in fundraising efforts and giving back to the places we call home. We’ve even been recognized by Chambers of Commerce, like in Guelph (winner of the 2023 Customer Service Award), Timmins (winner of the 2024 Best Place to Work Award), and Sudbury (finalist for the 2024 Best Place to Work Award).
  • Extracurricular social events are provided so we can all have some fun along the way (biennial “Prom”, golf tournaments, sports teams, department lunches, summer BBQs, and much more).

Interested in our land development projects? Check how JLR developed an innovative storm servicing solution for a large community in the Barrhaven South Urban Area where the traditional storm sewer system was supplemented by an exfiltration system along the ROW to preserve infiltration levels to an esker. Also see how our land Development group designed a wet pond that offered several challenges; coordination with DFO for the approval of in-water works, gravity outlet to the future Light-Rail-Transit and incorporated a new sanitary sewer overflow that integrated several elements as a means of protection; sluice gate, backwater valve, and sophisticated level measurements and alarms.

Application Instructions

Interested in joining our team? We’re always open to great talent, even if it’s not exactly what we’ve posted. Ready? Send us a cover letter and resume outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the position by emailing careers@jlrichards.ca.

JLR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

At JLR, each of us contributes to inclusion and we all have a role to play. Our culture is the result of our behaviours, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. In turn, our environment inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.

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