Water Specialist- Intermediate: Sabrina Chang, B.A.Sc., E.I.T.
Hybrid Work Environment & Industry Association Highlights:I am grateful to work in a hybrid work environment that allows me to complete hydraulic modelling, design and contract administration from home, while still getting the opportunity to gain hands-on experience during construction inspection and field investigations with our multi-disciplinary team. A benefit of working at C3 Water is the encouragement and support to be actively involved in industry associations and conferences. I have had the opportunity to present at Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) conferences. C3 Water has supported my role as the current Chair of the WEAO Young Professionals Committee, which is a unique opportunity that I don’t think I would have at many other work places.
Small Team and Work Environment Highlights: I can’t stress enough how valuable it has been to work with the multi-disciplinary team at C3 Water. I have had the opportunity to take on significant roles in a variety of water/wastewater projects including hydraulic modelling, master plan updates, inventory and condition assessments, standards development, and design and construction administration and inspection. I have learned so much in my first four (4) years by being involved in different types of projects and have had the opportunity to lead projects in a project manager role. The variety of work and the ability to figure out what types of projects I enjoy and excel at early in my career has been rewarding. This will help me become a more well-rounded engineer in the future. C3 Water supports me in pursuing projects and work that interests me and values my opinion of where I want to develop my career.
I joined C3 Water about 7 months ago. As a new graduate, I was able to experience many aspects of engineering and received a tremendous amount of support along the way. Some of my current responsibilities include assisting in the engineering design of various water treatment plant upgrades across the Waterloo Region, modelling and completing hydraulic analysis of new developments, and gaining hands-on experience through on-site inspection of construction projects. It has been the most fruitful learning experience I’ve ever had, thanks to the mentorship of our team and expensed professional training courses. The career development and performance review meetings have also helped me to set great career and technical development goals, while receiving advice from experienced professionals on how to achieve my goals. I also really enjoy our work environment – although I spend most of my time working from home, I have still built a great relationship with our tight-knit team by booking time in the office and through social events.
Here is a photo from this year’s summer event, where I earned my silly hat by being the best loser in yard games.
C3 Water Inc. (C3W) is seeking a candidate to fill an intermediate level position. C3W is a young and growing engineering firm that provides services to the municipal water and wastewater industry. The C3W team is passionate and well-integrated into the water and wastewater industry providing leadership and support in numerous organizations. C3W employees benefit from:
A hybrid work from home and office environment.
Multi-discipline design and site experience.
Guidance and mentoring.
Career development with the opportunity to identify and participate in on-going training that aligns with career goals.
Ownership. C3W is employee owned with more than 50% of employees participating in the ownership structure.
Involvement in industry organizations. For example, C3W had 100% employee participation in the latest OWWA annual conference.
Read what a couple of our current Intermediate Water Specialists, Michelle Scott, and Sabrina Chang have to say about working at C3 Water: <Michelle><Sabrina>
Michelle Scott, B.A.Sc., EIT, Water Specialist- Intermediate
To work at C3W is to be part of a team where each member is encouraged and supported to succeed in the water industry. I was given the opportunity as a junior EIT to dip my toes into a wide range of roles such as design, site inspection, hydraulic modelling, project management, technical writing and public speaking through participation at industry events. As I’ve gained more experience through the years, I’ve been able to shift my focus to the areas that interest me the most. Throughout my time at C3W I’ve been grateful for the part that I’ve been able to play in growing the company and also for how this job has allowed me to grow.
C3W staff were representing the team at the WEAO Conference this week in London, ON. Our team members proudly sit on various WEAO committees including Intelligent Water Systems (IWS), Collections, Water for People and Young Professionals.
Thank you to our staff who contributed to the success of this year’s conference. Looking forward to WEAO in Toronto in 2023!
C3 Water welcomes Brad Sun to the team as a Junior Water Specialist! Brad is a Materials Science & Engineering graduate from the University of Toronto who is passionate about water & wastewater engineering systems.
He has background knowledge in process design engineering and engineering project management. During his undergraduate studies, Brad was the project manager for his Capstone project on designing an oxygen blast furnace process. This project provided him with experience in engineering design, project budget management and cost estimation, and engineering document and drawing preparation. This capstone project received the Centennial Senior Project Award as the top graduating project.
Brad is excited to be part of the C3 Water team and apply his knowledge and skills to improve the operation and quality of water & wastewater systems.
C3 Water welcomes Tais Santiago Tavares, EIT, to the team as a Junior Water Specialist! Tais graduated in June 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in Environment and Urban Sustainability from Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson University).
Congratulations to Liam Connolly E.I.T. for winning the Young Professionals Fresh Ideas Competition at the Ontario Water Works Association Conference this year for his presentation, Case Study: Robust Consultative Process to Update the Region of Waterloo’s Raw Water Intake Protocol during Grand River Watershed Upset.
Building and maintaining long-term relationships is a core value at #C3Water. After two long years, we were all very excited to attend and participate in Ontario’s Water Conference & Trade Show. The conference was a great opportunity to see old friends, make new connections and share some of the exciting work that has been done since we were last together. Sammy Hiseler, Sabrina Chang, Alec Orr and Liam Connolly all gave excellent presentations which demonstrated the value and success that can be achieved when strong client relationships are a focus.
One of C3 Water’s mission statements is Technical Leadership through active participation in key industry organizations. We want to recognize Sabrina Chang for her continued leadership development and congratulate her on her new role as WEAO YP Chair and appointment to the WEAO Board!