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Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFNWA) is Hiring

The Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFNWA) represents progress, innovation, and a long-term solution for water and wastewater issues that affect Atlantic First Nations. Incorporated on July 18, 2018 as a non-profit organization under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the AFNWA is a ground-breaking First Nations owned organization that will provide water and wastewater services to participating communities. This approach will ensure a culturally appropriate, service oriented, and technically strong First Nations water utility which will own, operate, and maintain water and wastewater systems of its member communities. Meridia has partnered with the AFNWA to assist them in growing their team. See below for opportunities:


Project Engineer

As the Project Engineer you will  provide engineering oversight for a wide range of capital projects, and play a key role in the Asset Management program related to AFNWA’s infrastructure. You will be responsible for managing projects from beginning to end including concept development, oversight of project design, management of the tender process, award of the contract, and construction management including the commissioning of facilities.



As the Controller, you will be directly responsible for all timely and accurate financial reporting and corporate purchasing. You will lead the financial accounting of fixed assets, depreciation and capital cost contributions as well as the corporate procurement functions. If you are an experienced and hands-on accounting professional.


Superintendent of Technical Services

As the Superintendent of Technical Services you will direct and supervise staff and contractors while supporting the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems for AFNWA. Leading a team, you will provide strategic direction for process control, monitoring, SCADA system upgrade and implementation, and related communications infrastructure while maintaining overall responsibility for the operation of the Technical Services Division.


Superintendent of Operations

The Superintendent of Operations will be responsible for the maintenance and emergency preparedness of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems and associated treatment facilities. You will work to assess the current state of AFNWA’s water plants and associated facilities and create a plan to bring them up to standard while ensuring a training program is in place for staff.



Be a part of an organization with a true depth of meaning behind its operational goals.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Atlantic First Nations Water Authority will be the first of its kind in Canada. Working towards providing clean and safe water to First Nation Communities from an Organization that is wholly owned by First Nations is a crucial step towards allowing long term planning and offering a solution to water infrastructure issues that Indigenous Communities have historically faced.