WRM Water & Environment

The Firm

WRM Water & Environment Pty Ltd is a specialist water resource consultancy that provides robust, impartial advice in the fields of surface water hydrology, hydraulics, water resource engineering, stormwater drainage, river engineering and environmental water management. We deal with water at all scales, from a single allotment to an entire river basin, working across diverse climates and geologies.     With offices in Brisbane and Darwin, we undertake a wide variety of projects for public and private sector clients in mining, urban development, natural resources, government and insurance sectors. Our reputation is based on delivering excellent customer service and high quality advice that assists our clients to achieve best-practice environmental outcomes and manage risk.  Our senior leadership team are hands-on practitioners and respected industry leaders, each with 30 years or more experience as a surface water specialist. As recognised experts, we are often called upon to undertake independent peer review of work undertaken by others or provide expert evidence. We have a strong team culture of peer-to-peer learning that ensures all team members have capability across all areas of our expertise.

Our business remains fully functional (with lots of challenging work!) in line with COVID-19 government regulations with social distancing measures in place. 


The Role

We are seeking a Water Resources Engineer (Surface Water Modeller) to join our Brisbane-based team of specialists. This is a hands-on, technical role, tackling crucial challenges around flooding, stormwater drainage, water management and water quality. It involves data manipulation, analysis and developing hydrologic, hydraulic and water management models for a range of major mining, development and floodplain management projects. Report writing will also be a key component of the role.

In this role, you will be exposed to most of the industry-standard spatial and water modelling tools and will be mentored and guided through advancing your water modelling skills. You will work on solving water management problems in stormwater drainage, water quality, infrastructure design, mining approvals, environmental compliance and flood impact assessment.  You will contribute to developing methodologies, undertake and manage modelling tasks, and attend client meetings alongside senior leaders.

You will be part of a team that presents the relevant facts with professionalism and integrity, ensuring clients, regulators and the community understand project risks and make informed decisions.   We overcome complex and rare problems with competing priorities, that are often beyond the scope of generalist companies.

This is a full time, long term career opportunity with a development pathway and genuine, achievable profit sharing.


You will be an engineer with surface water modelling skills, seeking a greater level of responsibility and advancement in a strong, secure, specialist consultancy firm.  You will flourish in an environment where you are part of an expert team, have direct access to specialists and undertake interesting, complex and varied projects.

You will have a degree in civil, environmental or agricultural engineering (honours preferable) and ideally, postgraduate studies in hydrology or hydraulic engineering. 

The essential competencies are:-

  • 1 to 5 years of experience in the surface water modelling of hydrologic and hydraulic processes using TUFLOW 
  • Experience with spatial software such as MAPINFO, QGIS and 12D.
  • Due to the uniqueness of our work, your experience needs to be in the Australian water industry.
  • Very high attention to detail.

It would be advantageous to have 


Being an enthusiastic, technically-minded and innovative engineer, you will show initiative, build trust and enjoy the increased autonomy to plan and execute your own work. You will be inquisitive, interrogating every result.  With some commercial awareness developing, you will have a strong client focus and be outcomes driven. 

As a team player, you will be collaborative, willing to assist and support others and manage your time effectively. You will be encouraged to attain your RPEQ certification if you don’t already possess this.

You will enjoy professional and personal development and be seeking to advance your career as a surface water specialist. 

You will need to reside in Brisbane with the right to work in Australia.

The Opportunities

You will be part of a team that provides industry-leading reports and models.  You will have direct, hands-on access to WRM’s principals who are respected leaders in water resource management and refuse to compromise on quality.

Using cutting-edge technology, you will be exposed to a wide variety of projects such as determining design flood levels including the impact of sediment transport, water saving strategies, stormwater drainage management, water balance simulation, engineered creek and river diversions, environmental impact studies and more.

Our culture is respectful and collaborative.  We enjoy personal and professional growth and encourage knowledge sharing.  We provide the resources to support the technical excellence that we demand.  We build trust and show integrity in every project.

WRM is negotiable regarding flexible work arrangements.  We use Microsoft Teams to provide full accessibility across the business.

This is a long-term opportunity to develop your career as a Water Resources Engineer.  A competitive salary commensurate with experience is on offer as well as a profit share scheme. 

If you are keen to advance your career in the water resources industry, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this role to our recruitment management consultant, Susan Leon at susanleon@officesupportsolutions.com.au  If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please call Susan Leon on 0402 242 718.    

Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place, your workplace may vary while the regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the team, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  

We thank recruitment agencies for their interest however, WRM and Susan Leon do not wish to be contacted regarding this campaign