Aug 27, 2021

Senior Water Engineer

  • Tonkin Consulting
  • Adelaide SA , or Brisbane QLD
Full time Engineering (civil/structural)


Build a future you believe in, with us… 

When you join us at Tonkin, you become part of a team who thrive on delivering exceptional outcomes that put people and our community first. 

Founded in 1955, Tonkin is on a strong, sustained growth journey, with a creative and progressive national team working at nine offices across Australia. Proudly employee-owned, we provide imaginative and dependable engineering, environment, urban development and construction solutions to our clients in the public and private sectors. With expertise that is characterised by diversity and industry excellence, Tonkin prides itself on being a national leader in the markets of water, waste, transport, natural resources management, buildings, public works and land development. 

Our growing pipeline of large-scale, high-profile, and complex projects means we are looking for the best people in their fields to join us as we realise our vision to be Australia’s infrastructure consultant of choice.

About the Senior Water Engineer Role:

Our national Water team is growing! Tonkin is now seeking a suitably qualified Senior Water Engineer who is based in either Adelaide or Brisbane and has experience in water and wastewater infrastructure design, to support our growing program of water industry projects across the country. As a trusted industry partner providing tailored water and wastewater infrastructure solutions, Tonkin has a well-established portfolio of high-profile clients across both public sector entities and private industry. This is a rare opportunity to join our  team of renowned technical specialists and work on multidisciplinary projects that have critical community and environmental impact across the country.

Our Water team prides itself on professional, technical and collaborative excellence, with a multidisciplinary approach that ensures our clients receive innovative solutions delivered by market leading experts in their field. With your well established experience delivering water and wastewater projects, and keen on growing your career in this critical sector, you will be as passionate as we are about all things Water and will responsible for delivering the following:

  • Providing specialist technical inputs, leadership, support and oversee a range of projects to support the delivery of water and wastewater infrastructure design projects across the national Water Program
  • Delivering risk assessment, risk management and quality management functions, ensuring compliance with all current statutory requirements, engineering and contract standards
  • Assisting the Water team in interpreting project documents and client briefs, to identify the risks, complexities and interdependencies of multiple issues and to formulate strategies and action plans to address identified issues
  • Maintaining and sharing knowledge of current statutory requirements, relevant engineering standards, and industry developments, innovations and best practice that support both specific project deliverables and broader specialist capability development
  • Contributing to growing the Water team’s knowledge and technical understanding through knowledge transfer activities, and mentoring that builds individual, team and organisational capability in the field of water and wastewater management
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and key stakeholders that result in project delivery excellence and future business growth.

About You:

Together with your exemplary teamwork, leadership, written and verbal communication skills; to be successful in this role our new Senior Water Engineer will ideally possess:

  • Extensive senior level experience in the leadership and delivery of water and wastewater design projects
  • A collaborative and empowering approach to supporting and guiding others in the delivery of technical excellence across a variety of projects
  • Strong working knowledge of current statutory requirements, engineering and contract standards
  • A recognised Degree in Civil Engineering  with Chartered Engineering status (CPEng), and eligibility for relevant professional Engineer registration in Qld and in other states where required by state-based registration schemes

This Adelaide or Brisbane based position represents a rare and exciting opportunity for either an existing Senior Engineer with several years experience in the industry, or a confident Engineer with relevant experience who is ready to take the next step in their career as a senior technical expert in their field. This is the ideal position for someone who is committed and passionate about furthering their career in Water infrastructure design and would like to join a high performing team who are recognised for technical excellence, finding creative and progressive ways to deliver value for our clients, and putting a values based human touch into crafting solutions that have wide reaching impact.

If you would like to find out more about this position, we welcome confidential queries and discussions to either: or,, Ph: 0488 712 827


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