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150 Jameson Drive
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 0B9

Contact Info

p. 705.742.2297
f. 705.748.9944
e. wills@dmwills.com

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Current available positions


Senior Project Engineer / Senior Project Manager – Transportation Department

 D.M. Wills Associates Limited is in search of a Senior Transportation Project Engineer or Senior Project Manager to join our Transportation Department.

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The successful candidate will be responsible for technical and management duties while engaging in multiple engineering projects from inception to completion. This will include preliminary and detail planning and design, tender preparation, construction management and post-construction evaluation. You will provide technical support to staff and other departments and you will provide management support to the Department Manager.

Sound communication and transportation engineering skills coupled with a desire for career advancement are essential for this position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting completion of Transportation Engineering and Planning projects for both public and private clients.
  • Highway/road geometric and roadside safety design.
  • Oversee, direct, review and provide technical input to project team work.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other professionals and clients.
  • Management of projects including creating and executing work plans, developing and monitoring budgets, preparing and reviewing plans, reports and other deliverables.


Significant Qualifications include:

  • A University Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Licensed as a professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (P.Eng. with PEO).
  • Minimum five (5) years of Transportation Engineering experience.
  • Familiar with OTM Books, TAC/MTO Design Guides, HCM, ITE Manuals, Roadside Design Manual.
  • Strong computer design skills including working knowledge of InRoads, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and MS Office Suite.
  • Strong Office computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Work Culture
At Wills, we value hard/smart work and promote a work-life balance for employees with our flex-time program and company social events. We provide a balanced social and professional working environment that supports personal and professional goals for all employees. We are socially conscious and strive to make a difference in the surrounding communities. We even have on-site gym facilities.


Why this Job Matters
The work we do effects the safety and mobility of our friends, families and the people of Ontario every day. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Daily activities and decisions by our various teams have a direct impact on the people that use the infrastructure, both locally and provincially, making it important to have top talent.


What You Will Gain
As a Senior Project Engineer / Senior Project Manager you will have a great opportunity to expand your technical and management expertise in transportation engineering. You will have the opportunity to apply the engineering design skills developed to date, as well as advance your knowledge of engineering theory, practical applications and societal implications of our engineering work. Depending on your interests and motivation, this job can provide an opportunity for a broad-based experience and potential for future advancement.

At Wills, we form partnerships with our staff, our clients and the public to create engineering solutions that work for today’s complex problems.

Wills offers a competitive compensation package, with merit based profit sharing bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are motivated by the impact you will have as a member of our team, Wills is interested in speaking with you. At Wills, we believe that our people form the foundation of our identity and our excellence.

This position is located at our Head Office in Peterborough, Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV directly to HR at hr@dmwills.com, with subject line “Senior Project Engineer/Senior Project Manager”.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation.


Project Engineer / EIT – Transportation/Municipal Department

D.M. Wills Associates Limited is in search of a Project Engineer to join our Transportation and/or Municipal Department.

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The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting senior staff with the design of various projects. Technical responsibilities will include completing design reports, preparing drawings and specifications, assisting with inspections, and preparing cost estimates and quantity calculations. Field work including engineering reviews, surveying or minor inspection may also be required from time to time.
Sound communication and transportation/municipal engineering skills coupled with a desire for career advancement are essential for this position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting completion of Transportation and Municipal Engineering and Planning projects for both public and private clients.
  • Highway/road geometric and roadside safety design.
  • Prepare CAD designs and drawings.
  • Assist with design, project reports, public consultation, permit applications, and any other project requirements.


Significant Qualifications include:

  • A University Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Registered as EIT with Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) or Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
  • Minimum one (1) year of Transportation/Municipal Engineering experience.
  • Familiar with OTM Books, TAC/MTO Design Guides, HCM, ITE Manuals, Roadside Design Manual is an added benefit.
  • Strong computer design skills including working knowledge of InRoads, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and MS Office Suite.
  • Ability and desire to be a strong contributor as part of the project team.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of initiative and pride of work.


Work Culture
At Wills, we value hard/smart work and promote a work-life balance for employees with our flex-time program and company social events. We provide a balanced social and professional working environment that supports personal and professional goals for all employees. We are socially conscious and strive to make a difference in the surrounding communities. We even have on-site gym facilities. Why this Job Matters

The work we do effects the safety and mobility of our friends, families and the people of Ontario every day. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Daily activities and decisions by our various teams have a direct impact on the people that use the infrastructure, both locally and provincially, making it important to have top talent.


What You Will Gain
As a Project Engineer or EIT you will join a well-respected Transportation/Municipal design team. You will have the opportunity to apply the engineering design skills developed to date, as well as advance your knowledge of engineering theory, practical applications and societal implications of our engineering work. Depending on your interests and motivation, this job can provide an opportunity for a broad-based experience and potential for future advancement.

At Wills, we form partnerships with our staff, our clients and the public to create engineering solutions that work for today’s complex problems.

Wills offers a competitive compensation package, with merit based profit sharing bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are motivated by the impact you will have as a member of our team, Wills is interested in speaking with you. At Wills, we believe that our people form the foundation of our identity and our excellence.

This position is located at our Head Office in Peterborough, Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV directly to HR at hr@dmwills.com, with subject line “Project Engineer/EIT”.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation.


Stormwater Management Project Engineer – Water Resources Engineering Department

D.M. Wills Associates Limited is in search of a Stormwater Management Project Engineer to join our Water Resources Engineering Department in Peterborough, Ontario.

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At Wills, we recognize that we have an opportunity to create lasting and positive impacts on our communities. Your opportunity is to join our Water Resources Engineering team to ensure healthy, clean, and safe drainage systems. From rural drainage channels to dam and waterpower infrastructure, our team builds on a strong foundation of partnerships to provide the best solutions for our clients.

Our team celebrates innovation and efficiency in our work, through continuous improvements to delivery systems and tools. Our strong sense of ownership propels our unwavering commitment to product and service quality.

Your role on the team will be to develop your expanding repertoire of knowledge and experience as a Professional Engineer. In this capacity, you will direct and mentor project designers and will be responsible for technical processes and deliverables. The successful candidate will contribute to business development through excellence in project delivery and through working collaboratively with our clients.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and solve complex engineering design challenges in order to satisfy clients’ needs. This will include determining peak flows and simulated hydrographs for a wide variety of watersheds throughout Ontario, hydraulic modelling of pipes, weirs, inlets, spillways, etc., hydraulic modelling of dam break scenarios, development of regulatory floodplain mapping limits, dewatering and erosion and sediment control plans, assessments of scour and ice, and interpretation and expert opinion on drainage issues.
  • Assist with project management of water resource engineering projects including stormwater management design, hydrology studies, floodplain management, environmental assessments, dam safety reviews, drainage infrastructure rehabilitation or replacement designs including trenchless technologies, erosion and sediment control, operations and maintenance plans and manuals, and other projects as assigned.
  • Prepare technical documentation including technical reports, letters, drawings and specifications, and provide construction liaison services.
  • Contribute to business development and marketing activities for existing and new clients and support the preparation of technical proposals.
  • Provide direction to junior engineers, designers, and technicians to maintain the quality of work throughout a project.
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team, including municipal, highway, and structural engineering partners, and environmental services.
  • Follow applicable health and safety and environmental policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work.


Significant Qualifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Water Resources Engineering.
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario or eligible to be licensed within six (6) months of employment.
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience related to the key responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledge and experience with Conservation Authorities, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
  • Experience in the completion of stormwater management studies including Low Impact Development.
  • Experience with hydrology studies including hydrologic modelling using Visual OTTHYMO, EPA SWMM, HEC-HMS and station frequency analysis using HEC-SSP.
  • Experience with 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling in HEC-RAS and GeoHEC-RAS.
  • Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of tools including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Microsoft Project.
  • Experienced and competent in utilizing relevant functions in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills in the technological and commercial fields.


Additional qualifications that are considered an asset:

  • Experience with the ESRI ArcMap Geographic Information System (GIS) software package for the development of hydrology studies and floodplain maps.
  • Experience with Drainage Common Law in Ontario and Municipal Drains under the Drainage Act.
  • Experience with Fluvial Geomorphology and natural channel design.
  • Designated with MTO under Registry, Appraisal and Qualification System (RAQS).
  • Available to undertake intermittent fieldwork across Ontario.
  • Holder of, or eligible to obtain, an Ontario Class G Driver’s License.


At Wills, we form partnerships with our staff, our clients and the public to create engineering solutions that work for today’s complex problems.

Wills offers a competitive compensation package, with merit based profit sharing bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are motivated by the impact you will have as a member of our team, Wills is interested in speaking with you. At Wills, we believe that our people form the foundation of our identity and our excellence.

This position is located at our Head Office in Peterborough, Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV directly to HR at hr@dmwills.com, with subject line “Water Resources Engineer”.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation.


Project Designer – Municipal Department

D.M. Wills Associates Limited is in search of a Project Designer to join our Municipal Department.

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Reporting to the Project Manager and Department Manager the successful candidate will provide design services for the completion of engineering design assignments for private and public sector clients. You may also be in the field for various types of pre-engineering investigations and/or inspections, or surveying.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating contract drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D design software.
  • Drafting design reports.
  • Completing field reviews.
  • Preparing cost estimates and quantity calculations.


Significant Qualifications include:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Excellent time management skills to meet project timelines.
  • General knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety Act
  • General knowledge of various design standards and requirements, such as OPSS and OPSD.


Work Culture
At Wills, we value hard/smart work and promote a work-life balance for employees with our flex-time program and company social events. We provide a balanced social and professional working environment that supports personal and professional goals for all employees. We are socially conscious and strive to make a difference in the surrounding communities. We even have on-site gym facilities.

Why this Job Matters
The work we do has a direct impact on the safety and mobility of our friends, families and the people of Ontario everyday. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Daily activities and decisions by our various teams have a direct impact on the people that use the infrastructure, both locally and provincially, making it important to have top talent.

What You Will Gain
As a Project Designer, you will gain hands-on design experience in the civil consulting engineering environment. You will have the opportunity to apply the engineering design skills developed to date, as well as advance your knowledge of engineering design theory, practical applications and societal implications of our engineering work. Depending on your interests and motivation, this job can provide an opportunity for a broad-based experience.

At Wills, we form partnerships with our staff, our clients and the public to create engineering solutions that work for today’s complex problems.

Wills offers a competitive compensation package, with merit based profit sharing bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are a goal oriented, highly motivated individual who is looking to join a successful team, Wills is interested in speaking with you.

This position is located at our Head Office in Peterborough, Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV directly to HR at hr@dmwills.com, with subject line “Project Designer”.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation.


Junior Inspector - Contract Administration and Construction Inspection Department

D.M. Wills Associates Limited is in search of a Junior Inspector to join our Contract Administration and Construction Inspection Team.

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Reporting to the Contract Administrator and Department Manager you will provide inspection and survey services for the completion of the engineering designs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site inspection of construction work, maintaining detailed daily logs and records of all work site activity.
  • Oversee operations and work to ensure compliance with contract documents, drawings and specifications.
  • Conducting site surveys, confirming scope of work, obtaining relevant information, equipment and materials and maintains quality and payment records in a daily diary for the work completed.
  • Document work progress of contractors through site visit reports and photos, with the goal of ensuring that work meets contract specifications.
  • Compiling field / test data in a report form for review by the Contract Administrator.
  • Liaising / coordinating with service providers for specialized inspections and / or testing to ensure the tasks are completed in accordance with the contract and, specifications.
  • Record, review and address contractor questions and clarifications by reporting to the Contract Administrator for resolution.
  • Attend site meetings as required.


Significant Qualifications include:

You must be a highly motivated and an independent learner with a desire to be involved with all aspects of consulting engineering services throughout the construction phase of various projects.

  • Civil Engineering Technician/Technology Diploma or a Construction Engineering Technician Diploma.
  • Valid G Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work independently and Excellent time management skills to meet project timelines.
  • Strong knowledge of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Knowledge in the use of various survey equipment/techniques including Total Station, GPS and laser level.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe.
  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • General knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety Act
  • General knowledge of various design standards and requirements, such as OPSS and OPSD.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7.


Work Culture
At Wills, we value hard/smart work and promote a work-life balance for employees with our flex-time program and company social events. We provide a balanced social and professional working environment that supports personal and professional goals for all employees. We are socially conscious and strive to make a difference in the surrounding communities. We even have on-site gym facilities.

Why this Job Matters
The work we do has a direct impact on the safety and mobility of our friends, families and the people of Ontario everyday. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Daily activities and decisions by our various teams have a direct impact on the people that use the infrastructure, both locally and provincially, making it important to have top talent.

What You Will Gain
As a Junior Inspector, you will gain hands-on field experience in the civil engineering construction administration environment. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills developed to date, as well as advance your knowledge of engineering design theory, practical applications and societal implications of our engineering work. Depending on your interests and motivation, this job can provide an opportunity for a broad-based experience.

At Wills, we form partnerships with our staff, our clients and the public to create engineering solutions that work for today’s complex problems.

Wills offers a competitive compensation package, with merit based profit sharing bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are a goal oriented, highly motivated individual who is looking to join a successful team, Wills is interested in speaking with you.

This position is located at our Head Office in Peterborough, Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV directly to HR at hr@dmwills.com, with subject line “Junior Designer”.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation.


Senior Inspector - Contract Administration and Construction Inspection Department

D.M. Wills Associates Limited is in search of a Senior Inspector to join our Contract Administration and Construction Inspection Team.

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Reporting to the Manager of Contract Administration Services, the Senior Inspector will work with a multidisciplinary team providing services to public and private sector clients. The principal responsibilities of this position are outlined below.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our project management and engineering teams.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site inspection of construction work.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the client, public, agencies, designer and Contractor.
  • Document completed construction work.
  • Gather pertinent information as per project documents.
  • Track quantities for payment purposes.
  • Provide information to the Project Manager/ Contract Administrator for invoicing/project tracking purposes.
  • Perform survey work on construction sites and roadways.
  • Calculate quantity take-offs for tenders.
  • Maintain detailed daily diary/records of all construction site activities.
  • Import fieldwork to AutoCAD and create base plan for design.
  • Create and/or revise AutoCAD 3D municipal drawings from base plan and/or from as-built information.
  • Supervise the work of Junior Inspectors, as required and provide guidance / mentoring.
  • Ensure that timelines are met for all key deliverables.


Significant Qualifications include:

The candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational abilities and sound communication skills. In addition, the following skills, knowledge and experience are required:

  • Minimum three (3) year diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent.
  • OACETT Certification preferred.
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience providing the essential duties and responsibilities as noted.
  • Valid G Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge in the use of various survey equipment/techniques including Total Station, GPS and laser level.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in intermediate applications of design software – AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Strong knowledge of the Ontario Health and Safety Act.
  • Solid knowledge of other legislation and regulations related to department functions.
  • General knowledge of principles and practices of contract administration and inspection.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Excellent time management skills to meet project timelines.


If you are a goal oriented, highly motivated individual who is looking to join a successful team, Wills is interested in speaking with you. At Wills, we form partnerships with our staff, our clients and the public to create engineering solutions that work for today’s complex problems. This position requires some travel to and from jobsites on a regular basis and the successful candidate must posess a valid driver’s license and flexibility for travel within Ontario.

This position is located in Peterborough, Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV directly to HR at hr@dmwills.com, with subject line “Senior Inspector" by April 8th, 2019.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation.