Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.
About the opportunity
Our Water Resources section is a multi-disciplinary team of hydrologists, water engineers and hydrogeologists. We are part of a large infrastructure team working on a wide range of highways, rail, urban development and aviation projects. We are industry leaders who continually partner with our clients on some of the largest infrastructure projects across Australia, New Zealand. We also work on individual flood risk management and drainage solutions for clients.
Working as a local team and also as part of a broader ANZ team of surface water engineers, we carry out 2D flood modelling, hydrological modelling, catchment yield assessments, dam sizing and dam-break assessments, drainage design, culvert and bridge sizing, flood impact assessments, flood risk solutions, tunnel flood immunity solutions, urban drainage management. As well, we work within a global network of over 2,000 water resource practitioners across 50 offices around the world.
Our team adds value and contributes to our client’s success for international and local projects in:
Flood management for linear infrastructure
Mining and oil and gas
Dams (urban water supply, irrigation and mining)
Water supply and water resources management
Flood risk management
The role will include the following:
Project task leadership and delivery of transport-related flooding projects including:
2D flood modelling and hydrology
bridge / culvert and major transverse drainage design for all phases of design
leading small design teams (up to 4) including 12d designers and CAD drafters
Dam break analysis and consequence assessment
Delivery of rainfall-runoff analyses, statistical analyses, GIS mapping, water balance modelling, hydrological and hydraulic modelling.
Collaborate with the WR team through managing your own workload and delegating effectively to junior staff to meet deadlines.
Support business development activities, developing client relationships and writing proposals.
Mentoring of junior and mid-level engineers.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience across a range of flooding and water resource fields, possess excellent communication skills, and be able to work effectively individually and as part of a team. In this role you will have the opportunity to regularly work alongside professional consultants from a range of other disciplines as well as national and global water resources experts.
This role is integral to the success of the engineering work within the Queensland Water Resources team and requires a self-motivated, proactive professional with attention to detail. This role provides an opportunity for a mid-range engineer to progress towards technical leadership as well as contribute to business strategy and growth through development of long-term client relationships and writing winning proposals.
Essential Skills and Qualifications
Degree in civil or environmental engineering or science with post graduate qualifications or experience in hydrology.
Member of professional body and be a RPEQ or CPEng chartership.
Dam break/consequence assessment and failure impact analysis
Strong technical knowledge of surface water engineering and/or hydrology principles. Technical areas of strength might include:
Hydrologic or hydraulic modelling and analysis
Flood studies and floodplain risk management studies
2D flood modelling (TUFLOW and MIKE-21) and hydrology and confident in determining the appropriate modelling approach
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including demonstrated competence in complex mathematical problems
Strongly developed writing skills, leading to an ability to communicate clearly by written means
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working well in teams
Key distinguishing skills and experience include:
Masters (MSc) degree in hydrology or related discipline
Flood modelling and floodplain risk management
Dam break and failure consequence assessment
Proficient in the use of the Goldsim
Mine water management experience
Proficiency with GIS (ArcGIS suite) applications
At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations.
Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. Our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!
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Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.
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.
At approximately $13 Billion in revenue, Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. We serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. Our global network includes approximately 66,000 employees in more than 250 offices in more than 30 countries, with operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, and Asia.