Feb 05, 2019

Water Resources Engineer

$80,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • GHD
  • Newcastle NSW, Australia
Full time Consulting Engineering Engineering (civil/structural) Engineering (environmental)


GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients. Passionate about the communities in which we live, we take pride in delivering world-class projects for our clients. 


We are seeking an enthusiastic and results driven Senior Water Resources Engineer, with strong linear infrastructure and/or mining experience, to join our team in Newcastle Possessing Civil or Environmental degree qualifications, the successful applicant will have 1at least 5 years' similar positions and should be confident dealing with clients, both internal and external.  

As a key member of our highly successful team you will be responsible for:

  • The delivery of working solutions and detailed designs for a broad range of projects
  • Assessment of water related impacts - hydrologic, flooding, and water quality - associated with major infrastructure, mining and development projects
  • Completion of flood studies and the undertaking of floodplain management planning
  • Development of water management plans surface water management systems and water balance models
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to help deliver successful projects and realise exceptional results for our clients
  • Project management of water resources projects, including management of resources, budget, risks and health and safety
  • Deliver projects from proposal to design completion and construction
  • Provide engineering and technical advice to both internal and external clients
  • Mentor and guide other team members

About you

We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter, with the desire to progress their career in a technically driven multi-disciplinary setting, with the following key attributes:

  • Experience in water resources engineering, environmental modelling, monitoring and management
  • Experience with water management in the extraction industry, including mine water balances, will be highly regarded
  • A working understanding of water and environmental legislation, both Federal and State, will also be highly regarded
  • Proven ability to work cohesively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Well developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with established skills in preparing reports, delivering presentations, and clearly communicating complex ideas to a range of audiences
  • Flexible in your approach to challenges with a proven ability to develop good relationships with internal and external clients, provide high quality work and develop new and repeat business

What we offer

Our values based culture fosters gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working arrangements for men and women; it is central to the way we do business. We create a nurturing environment where people are empowered and encouraged to bring their whole-selves to work. We support our people achieve their goals through flexible work place practices and a focus on output driven behaviours.

 Benefits of working at GHD include

  • 4 weeks annual leave with the ability to access up to 8 weeks annual leave
  • Generous parental leave for both women and men
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • An inclusive environment that wins awards for workplace diversity
  • A culture based on our core values of safety, teamwork, respect and integrity
  • Staff discounts on selected health insurance, gyms, travel and accommodation.

To apply for this position please forward your covering letter and resume via the link.  Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact Tania Smee, Recruitment Coordinator, on +61 2 4979 9920.



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Degree targeted

Possessing Civil or Environmental degree qualifications, the successful applicant will have 1at least 5 years' similar positions and should be confident dealing with clients, both internal and external.

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