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Student - Water Demand

by City of London

Position Type: Student Job
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2024
City of London

Job Description


 Student - Water Demand

File Number: 896
Service Area: Environment and Infrastructure  
Division: Water, Wastewater and Stormwater 
Employee Group: Local 101 
?Job Type: Full-Time Temporary (up to 1 year) 
Number of Openings: 2 

Summary of Duties:

Assists with the planning, coordination, and execution of Water Engineering’s outreach and educational programs. This program focuses on working with residents to provide comments on potential changes/improvements to their property to make it more environmentally friendly.

Work Performed:

This opportunity requires knowledge of: 
  • Water usage habits, and water conservation best practices.
  • Installing strap-on portable water meters.
  • Manipulating and visualizing interval water data.
  • Low impact development design and how it can assist with drainage issues.
  • Residential landscaping practices and plant identification (and water efficient plant selection).
  • Both native and non-native plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, grasses etc).
  • The pesticide ban in Ontario, and how to properly use alternative options.
  • Basement flooding causes, weeping tiles, and sump pumps.
  • Generate short insightful reports for residents who participate in the Growing Naturally Program providing them with advice and specific results regarding their water use habits.
Other tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Review and create outreach material for print and digital media (AODA Compliance, graphic design, 3D modelling, web design experience will be considered an asset).
  • Correspond with customers as needed on behalf of the City.
  • Inventory and organize outreach material.
  • Conduct research over the internet and phone on various ongoing projects related to water conservation.
  • Present and work with the public (of all ages, including workshops for children)
  • Represent the City at public events and provide excellent customer service to residents by answering questions and directing their questions to the appropriate department.
  • Assist with data analysis projects by collecting, sorting, and formatting raw data; strong expertise in Excel required.


  • Student must be enrolled in the disciplines of Engineering, Sciences and/or a related Environmental Program.
  • Must be a current student enrolled in full-time studies returning to school full-time September 2024 and/or require this placement to graduate from an academic program.

Specialized Training & Licenses:

  • Student MUST possess a full G Class License recognized in the Province of Ontario.
  • Clean drivers abstract is required.

Compensation & Other Information:

This posting is for two (2) temporary full-time up to 4 month student positions (May - September 2024).
Current hours of Work: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekend & Shift Work may be required (potential evenings and weekends).
Work Arrangement: Hybrid, 50% work in office and 50% work from home. Subject to change in accordance to business requirements.
These hours of work are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement and may include evening hours and Saturdays.

Police Record Check:

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check.
As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need.