Nov 18, 2022

Principal Urban Hydrologist

  • RPS
  • Hybrid (Flexible Work Options available)
Full time Engineering (environmental) Science (environmental)


RPS has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Principal Hydrologist / Team Leader to join our specialist Water Management team in Perth. Operating in this senior role, you will take responsibility for our Urban Water operations.

As Principal Hydrologist / Team Lead, you will lead and manage a team of hydrologists to deliver surface water investigations, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, flood assessments and urban water management assessments and approvals. You will provide staff coaching, high-level technical review and Client-focussed delivery.

The ideal candidate will have solid experience in urban water management, with strong technical project delivery in a consultancy environment, and have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the WA hydrological settings.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conceiving, designing and managing projects.
  • Providing advanced level advice and guidance to project teams and clients.
  • Leading the preparation of proposals.
  • Coordinating work programmes and direction of resources for projects.
  • Providing technical inputs across projects.
  • Efficient operation of the team.
  • Effective business and client relationship development.


  • 12+ years experience in hydrology and related fields, particularly urban water management.
  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental/Civil Engineering or Environmental Sciences with specialisation in hydrology or relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in concept and detailed design of stormwater drainage systems and flood mitigation measures, providing strategic direction to deliver innovative solutions.
  • Proficient in 1D and 2D stormwater modelling (XPSWMM, Infoworks, XP Rafts is preferred).
  • Excellent time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in stakeholder engagement and negotiations.
  • Enthusiastic about managing and leading a team and support of business operations.
  • Track record in Client engagement and work-winning.


Along with a competitive salary, we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & well-being:

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Flexible/Hybrid work arrangements
  • Professional Membership p.a. reimbursement
  • Defence Reservist Leave
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave
  • $250 Active Lifestyle Allowance p.a.
  • Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme + Salary Sacrifice Packaging
  • Professional and Technical Development Programs, including Study Assistance and eLearning
  • Active Social Club, Employee Assistance Program, Service Recognition and more++

If this role sounds like you, APPLY today!



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