Mar 12, 2020

Senior Water Resources Engineer

  • KBR
  • Brisbane City QLD, Australia
Full time Engineering Engineering (civil/structural)


Joining a global company like KBR will expose you to some of the most exciting projects in Australia and enable you to work alongside and learn from the very best industry specialists. A career at KBR opens doors to opportunities both locally and globally.  

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Water Resources Engineer to join our highly regarded team of industry practitioners who value technical expertise and innovation, to apply practical on-the-ground problem solving and engineering solutions and work with their Clients collaboratively to deliver successful outcomes.

As senior member of KBR’s Water Resources team in Brisbane you will have the opportunity to be involved in and provide leadership on a wide variety of challenging projects that expand your skill base and keep you engaged. On any given day you could be designing a mine culvert, contributing to the design of a major piece of infrastructure or assisting a Local Government to manage their floodplain risk through comprehensive modelling.  

If you are an outcome focused individual, someone that takes pride in collaborating in a team to deliver quality work and actively strives for continued professional development then we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead hydrological and hydraulic investigation and design for a wide range of studies including transport and mine infrastructure, floodplain management, stormwater management and mine water management.
  • Provide strong technical insight and leadership to water resources team
  • Working effectively within multi-disciplinary teams to support the delivery of design solutions that meet Client and community expectations.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight
  • Contribute to the business strategy and growth of the Brisbane water resources team
  • Foster and maintain strong relationship[s with peers and clients
  • Maintaining an interest in technological advances and applying innovation to project delivery.
  • Producing technical models and reports to a high standard, contributing to KBR’s reputation for the delivery of quality project outputs.
  • Committing to safe delivery of our projects.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Higher degree in hydrology, hydraulics or water resources (preferred)
  • Minimum 10 years experience
  • Experience in hydrology and hydraulic models, including RORB, XP-RAFTS, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, MUSIC, GOLDSIM.
  • Exposure to GIS (QGIS, ArcGIS) and CAD applications
  • Experience in technical and study report writing
  • Experience managing small to medium sized projects
  • Certification as a Registered/Chartered Professional Engineer is preference
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits of KBR

KBR is committed to supporting the professional development of staff at every stage of their career through in-house training and structured career paths. We offer a competitive package of lifestyle benefits that includes family-friendly work hours and an optional rostered Friday off each month.

If what you've read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


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