Mar 09, 2020

Principal Water Resources Engineer

  • Jacobs
  • Brisbane City QLD, Australia
Full time Consulting Design Engineering


Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow. 

About the opportunity

The Brisbane-based Principal Water Resources Engineer will be a key member of our Water Resources team. You will be responsible for the delivery of water resources projects across Australia in the areas of Transportation, Water and/or Mining, Oil & Gas – all areas where we have a significant existing and forward pipeline of work.
You will provide technical and commercial leadership for the team, principally in the surface water area and specifically in hydraulic modelling. You will provide project direction, project and major task leadership, technical review and delivery of flooding projects including 2D flood modelling and hydrology, bridge / culvert and major transverse drainage design for all phases of design and scour assessment.
Reporting to the Section Lead – Water Resources, responsibilities would also include strategy development, team development in other regions, and mentoring, goal setting and technical management as well as the preparation of winning proposals, business development through managing effective client relationships and inter-area/regional collaboration.

About you

Essential Skills and Qualifications required for the role:

  • Relevant Engineering Degree
  • RPEQ accreditation
  • Significant experience in flood modelling for design of major infrastructure, particularly linear infrastructure.
  • Experience in engineering design
  • Design experience and strong technical knowledge of surface water engineering and hydrology principles, including:
    • Hydrologic modelling (RAFTS, WBNM, URBS, and/or RORB)
    • Hydraulic modelling including 2D modelling (TUFLOW and/or MIKE-21)
    • Scour assessment
  • Strong Project task leadership skills
  • Strongly developed communication & interpersonal skills

Why Jacobs

We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs.  We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation.  Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.  Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.
One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy.  You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs. It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures.  Achieve more and thrive with a global brand!  Apply online by clicking on the link below.



Job ID

BI 0008ZZ

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