Jun 13, 2018

Senior/Principal Dams Engineer

  • Jacobs Group Australia
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
Full time Engineering


Jacobs is one of the world's leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. We specialise in architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and consulting. Our client portfolio includes industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity
Jacobs is renowned for the excellence of our technical consulting and project delivery expertise in the water industry. With a wealth of projects in the pipeline we are seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Dams Engineer to join our talented and respected Water team. With recent project wins in the dams engineering sector, an opportunity exists for suitably qualified and motivated engineers to work on diverse and interesting projects across Australia and New Zealand. 

Applicants based anywhere in Australia and New Zealand will be considered.
Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Delivery of projects involving dam safety reviews of existing earth and concrete dams for local and inter-state clients
  • Analysis and design associated with the structural, hydraulic, geotechnical and mechanical components of dams and hydraulic structures and their appurtenant facilities
  • Performing computations, modelling and analysis to determine loading capacity and performance of existing and proposed new structures
  • Supporting risk assessments related to dam design, construction and operation
  • Working collaboratively with other disciplines as well as independently
  • Play a role in business development, client relationships, strategic pursuits, and preparation of proposals, budgets and scopes of work
  • Facilitate linkage between consultancy disciplines with a view to delivering varied solutions to our clients
  • Undertake design and project management of dams and water infrastructure projects, complete project work on these projects and assist other project managers with project work

About you

  • Demonstrated experience in the design and analysis of structural, geotechnical, hydraulic and mechanical components of dams and hydraulic structures
  • Demonstrable industry profile
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to define and solve technical problems by investigating, developing and testing alternatives
  • Sound project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous investigation and design projects
  • A sound understanding of asset and risk management principles, ANCOLD and dam industry guidelines
  • Excellent inter-personal, computer, written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work as a member of a team with limited supervision
  • The ability to think practically as well as theoretically in relation to engineering systems

Why Jacobs
At Jacobs we offer rewarding careers with ongoing development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and a culture that is collaborative and inclusive. We believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing, from global virtual teams to local work sharing options.
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