Principal Floodplains Engineer

Principal Floodplains Engineer (NSW)

Deliver iconic and innovative water management solutions and drive positive changes toward community resilience, climate change and environmental protection.

  • Build a regional presence your way: comprehensive support for your entrepreneurship
  • Work hours to suit your family and an option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Excellent salary along with Working From Home options

About Water Technology

Water Technology’s vision is to deliver innovative water management solutions to secure the health and safety of the community and environment that we live in for future generations. We employ world-class engineers, scientists and modellers who can exercise their flood and hydraulic modelling skills to deliver best practice solutions to our clients and help achieve our corporate objectives.

We are a team of over 100 staff across 5 states and 8 offices. Working with both private and public sector clients, we are wholly passionate about the projects we undertake, the ideas we imagine and the solutions we create. Many of our staff have enjoyed long tenures with Water Technology, and in return for their commitment and dedication, we support their autonomy and invest in their professional learning and growth.

Drone aerial view of Tweed River and Mount Warning, New South Wales, Australia

Tweed River and Mount Warning, New South Wales, Australia

The role

We seek an experienced Water Engineer, a specialist in the Floodplains sector, to help grow our existing Regional NSW operation.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Building & expanding our enterprise in the NSW region
  • Delivering high-quality expert advice and managing stakeholders internally & externally
  • Tendering, performance and delivery of hydrological and hydraulic modelling studies
  • Managing your own projects with support from other teams as needed
  • Working on exciting and innovative technical reports
  • Acting as the team lead for shared group projects across the business
  • Recruiting new staff to your team in regional NSW as needed and in line with the agreed business plan

The right team member will have:

  • 10+ years of experience in hydrological and hydraulic modelling
  • Knowledge of who’s who in the water industry in NSW and rapport enough to organically develop those relationships
  • Business insights, acumen and expertise
  • Significant teamwork skills and a strategic and collaborative approach
  • Advanced technical skills, including flood (TUFLOW, MIKE) and hydrology (RAFTS, URBS) modelling packages (although you might not be using these every day)
  • Stellar customer service focus; an interest in creating excellent outcomes
  • Communications skills – to know when to consult, when to advise and when to guide.

Benefits for you:

  • Be your own boss: this is a highly autonomous opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • People love working with us: we value your contribution and care about our teams!
  • Access to a diverse community of environmental consultants: opportunities for mentoring, coaching and professional development on day one of your onboarding!
  • Share the passion: since we are employee-owned, all staff have an opportunity to buy shares in the company
  • Bring your whole self to work: our team has a great sense of humour and love to work hard and have fun!

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter demonstrating the value you can bring to our organisation and a CV to . Or for a confidential conversation, please contact Kim McAuliffe, People and Culture Manager, on (03) 8526 0800.

**Applicants will be assessed as they arrive – therefore, if you are interested, we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

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 the 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, LGBTQI+ and mature age workers.


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