Are you passionate about sustainable water resources development? Would you like to work on projects that support live-able communities, sustainable economic growth and ecological restoration through innovative water resource solutions?
Jacobs is currently doing just this on projects such as the Hughenden Irrigation Project Business Case, the NSW Sustainable Diversion Limits Program, and the Singapore Coastal Reservoirs Project.
Imagine what we could do together. Come pool your extensive technical knowledge, experience and passion with ours to grow something even bigger!
Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.
A career at Jacobs provides you with the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole. With a huge and growing focus on digital solutions and delivery, our water business provides the full spectrum of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management.
With a workforce of 55,000 operating across much of the globe, we leverage our Solutions and Technology framework for the technical development of our staff and to bring globally innovative ideas to solve our client’s challenges.
On top of the exposure to challenging projects and career development opportunities, we offer competitive remuneration packages and multiple staff benefits such as paid parental and partner leave, purchase leave, and mental health & wellbeing programs, to name a few.
We are passionate about inclusion and are working hard to learn and do better every day to provide a respectful and inclusive workplace for all people.
Here at Jacobs we also support a plethora of flexible working practices such as flexible start/end times, job share arrangements, working from home, and part-time arrangements.
About the role
Jacobs is seeking a Principal Water Resources Engineer to provide technical leadership and innovation within the areas of Water for Food, and Water for the Environment. Reporting to the Water Resources Section Leader for Central, West and Northern Australia, this role will see you working on local, national and international water resources projects.
As a leader within Jacobs, you will have the opportunity to grow and shape the future of our water resources business, supported by a strong established ANZ practice. Key to success in this role will be a proven technical background in water resources, an ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams, and a passion for sustainable, integrated water resources development.
We welcome applications from a diverse group of people, including those who are seeking flexible working, have accessibility needs, want to bring their whole selves to work, and can enrich our workforce with cultural diversity.
Ideally the role will be located in Brisbane or Adelaide, but with Jacobs flexible remote work practices it could be based almost anywhere in Australia.
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Here’s What You’ll Need:
You will have strong technical knowledge and proven experience in water resources management and development. You will have extensive knowledge of relevant Queensland and Australian legislation, standards and guidelines.
You will be an excellent multidisciplinary integrator with a broad understanding of all the relevant disciplines that work together to plan, design and manage water resources projects.
You will have specialist knowledge in at least one of the following areas: yield hydrology, flood hydrology, demand assessment, eco-hydraulics, hydraulic engineering (flow regulators, spillway hydraulics, water storage, fish passage, etc), or irrigation.
You will have strong market knowledge, client relationships, and demonstrated ability to find, bid, win, and deliver water resources projects.
Successful candidates will have an inclusive mindset, enjoy collaborating across geographies as part of diverse teams, as well as the ability and willingness to guide and mentor team members. You should be open-minded and willing to adapt with change and transformation.
Most importantly, you will demonstrate a passion for sustainable and innovative water resources management and development.
Jacobs. A world where you can.
From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally – and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.
With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.
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.
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
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Required work rights
You will have a relevant engineering degree (or equivalent) and RPEQ Accreditation.
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