Nov 18, 2022

Senior Water Engineer

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


RPS has new and exciting full-time opportunities for Senior Water Resources Engineer to join our well-respected, specialist Water Management team in Perth. The role will augment our existing Senior Water Team leadership and reflect our business growth, driven by industry-leading innovation and practical water management solutions delivery.

Undertaking water resource planning and management, flood and floodplain assessment, groundwater and surface water development engineering, water supply pipelines and pumping systems and civil designs such as roads, floodways, channels, bunds, culverts and bulk earthworks. Operating in this senior role, you will take responsibility for elements of our operations management, staff coaching, high-level technical review and Client-focused delivery. You will collaborate with and support a team of water resource engineers.

Our preferred candidate will be a civil engineer with experience in surface water control, water supply systems, and environmental engineering in the resource sector in WA. You will need to have similar previous project and consultancy experience and a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the civil design and WA hydrological settings.


The role is ideal for senior professionals with a strong technical background who would like to be part of project delivery and lead and manage a team of professionals. RPS prides itself on providing insightful technical support and delivery of practical solutions that meet our client’s needs. So, we are looking for an individual that will embody that company philosophy.

Key Areas of Responsibility are but not limited to:

  • Project scoping, designing and managing large projects;
  • Providing advanced level advice and guidance to project teams and clients;
  • Leading the preparation of proposals, contract documentation and technical specifications;
  • Coordinating work programmes and direction of resources for projects;
  • Providing high level technical and project management advice/coaching to direct reports;
  • Efficient operation of the team
  • Business and client relationship development


To be successful, you will need to possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • BE/MSc Engineering (Civil background is preferred).
  • Eligible for chartered engineering status.
  • Minimum 5 years experience for Senior position and 10 years experience for Principal position in civil design and water resources work, particularly mine water management.
  • Demonstrated experience in surface water assessment, including water resource management, flood modelling, storage design (tanks, turkeys nests, etc.), flood diversions, pipe crossings, drains, and culverts.
  • Demonstrated experience in civil detail design such as bunds, bulk earthworks, concrete, diversion channels, road and floodway.
  • Demonstrable experience in mine dewatering systems, borefields, and mine site services (process, potable, wastewater systems) would be an advantage.
  • Excellent time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in stakeholder engagement and negotiations.
  • Enthusiastic about managing and leading a project team and support of business operations.


Along with an opportunity to work on some of the most innovative projects in the industry within a stimulating and collaborative team environment,, RPS will also provide you with:

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

If this role sounds like you, please APPLY today!



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