Join our dynamic Catchments and Floodplain team in NSW as a Principal Floodplain Engineer.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate person to grow our NSW floodplain business with a client-centric focus and the ability to deliver high-quality expert advice and technical outcomes.

  • 100% Australian, employee-owned environmental consultancy
  • Work on a range of exciting multidisciplinary catchment and floodplains projects
  • Sustainability, making the world a better place, and people are central to our culture

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The role

We seek an experienced Floodplain Engineer; a specialist in the Floodplains sector, to help grow our existing Regional NSW operation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Expand 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 Sydney 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 to organically develop those relationships.
  • Business insights, acumen, expertise.
  • Significant teamwork skills and a strategic and collaborative approach.
  • Advanced technical skills including flood (TUFLOW, MIKE) and hydrologic (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!

Relevant engineering or environmental science degree qualification.

Desirable: Post-graduate qualification in hydraulics or hydrology.

About Water Technology

Water Technology is an employee-owned Australian water business. We have developed a strong reputation for achieving technical excellence in the delivery of engineering and scientific services, with specialised skills across coastal and marine, hydrogeology, hydrology, and hydraulics, wastewater, geomorphology, environmental planning, civil and environmental engineering. We are dedicated to work that improves communities and the environment, by combining science, engineering, and practical design. 

Water Technology is an inclusive employer. We recognise individual differences, embrace individual strengths and look for opportunities for everyone to achieve their full potential. We aspire for each employee to become industry gurus and encourage staff to leverage ‘being an insider’ and access the company network to become a thought leader.

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 SEEK only. Or for a confidential conversation, please get in touch with Kim McAuliffe, People and Culture Manager, on (03) 8526 0800.
**Applicants will be assessed as they arrive – therefore, if you have an interest, 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.