Coastal Engineer – Perth

Coastal Engineer (Perth location)

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Supportive management and excellent resources
  • An excellent, collaborative team environment

Who we are:

One of Australia’s leading professional consulting companies, Water Technology delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 100 professionals providing support & advice on issues relating to the management of the coastal zone, surface water and groundwater resources, watercourses, floodplains and catchments.

Coastal Engineer - Perth - Fremantle Western Australia

About the role:

As the Coastal Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of coastal projects across Australia. We carry out a wide range of projects, from environmental impact assessments of coastal infrastructure development, through to breakwater design, and assisting local governments plan for climate change. Data analysis, numerical modelling, problem-solving, critical thinking, and presenting results to clients in a digestible manner provide for an interesting & fascinating role.


Support the coastal team with the following:

  • Proposal writing
  • Report writing
  • Analysis
    • Numerical modelling of hydrodynamics, waves, dredge dispersion, thermal & wastewater discharge
    • Breakwater & groyne design
    • Coastal processes assessments
    • Coastal hazard and risk assessments; planning for climate change

Skills & experience:

  • Appropriate engineering or scientific qualification(s)
  • 2-5 years’ experience in the coastal engineering sector with the majority gained working in WA
  • Excellent interpersonal & written communication skills
  • Numerical modelling experience
  • Data analysis skills (preferably using codes such as MATLAB or Python)


Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee-owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.


  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Supportive management and excellent resources
  • Collaborative team environment based on core values
  • Professional development and support of your career ambitions
  • Family-friendly flexible working environment


How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter briefly addressing the requirements of the position and a current CV to , or apply via SEEK. We thank you in advance for your time and interest in this role. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Water Technology is proud to contribute to increasing diversity of the Australian workforce. Supporting equity and diversity means supporting opportunities for all candidates to find suitable employment. As an inclusive recruiter and employer, we recognise individual differences, embrace individual strengths and look for opportunities for everyone to achieve their full potential. Our recruitment upholds the principles of merit and equity, and we welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ and mature age workers.

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