Oct 15, 2020

Planning Engineer, Water

  • WSP
  • Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
Full time   Consulting Engineering Strategy-Planning Wastewater Treatment Water Treatment


With approximately 50,500 talented people globally and 5,400 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.

If you wish know whether you will like working with WSP and align with its Culture and Values, please visit our website www.wsp.com

Due to anticipated growth, we are currently looking to engage a Planning Engineer to join our Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney office.  

While we are a large global business, we aren’t tied down by bureaucracy. We strive to give our people the freedom and flexibility to make their own decisions, whether this is in their daily work or for progressing their career.

The Opportunity

The Planning Engineer is responsible for investigating and developing infrastructure planning solutions for projects to improve customer outcomes. This will typically be through the preparation of memos or business cases.



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What we'll love about you

We are looking for someone who has a can-do attitude, who is consultative, able to prioritise their work and get things done. The successful candidate will be a team player, and able to work with a range of stakeholders including influencing senior leaders.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering) or Equivalent. Chartered status CPENG & RPEQ (if applicable).
  • 2 -7 years experience - Eligible to obtain Engineers Australia Chartered Professional Engineer status.
  • Proven experience successfully conducting options analysis for engineering projects, including financial, non-financial and risk considerations.
  • Demonstrated Water, Sewer or WasteWater engineering knowledge and experience in water utility sector or similar.
  • Experience in water/wastewater planning at either a master planning/detailed planning level.
  • Wastewater calibration experience.
  • Experience in the construction and manipulation of water and wastewater models, including the following platforms - SWMM, InfoWorks ICM, InfoWater, Water GEMS.
  • Maintain knowledge and appropriate technical standards, legislation, codes of practice and Australian standards.
  • Competent and experienced in providing key technical expertise across a broad range of projects.
  • Experienced in managing risk on substantial projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply safety in design processes on projects.
  • Have strong verbal communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to guide Safety in Design.

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