First listed on: 07 February 2024

Lead Engineer, Water (Flooding & Hydrology)


Just imagine your future with us…

At Aurecon we see the future through a very different lens. Do you? People, innovation, eminence and digitalare at the heart of everything we do.  Are you excited about the future? We are.

At Aurecon, we enable our people to work collaboratively with clients – often in long term partnerships – to deliver improvements in service to the community and customers. This includes knowledge sharing between consulting and client groups; and applying innovation in the delivery of challenging and complex projects, leveraging our global expertise.

What will you do?

This is an exciting opportunity for a Flooding & Hydrology engineer to join our NSW Surface Water Team in Sydney/Newcastle.

This will be a start of exploring more growth with a world-class company and various types and scales of projects within but not limited to NSW and ACT.

On a day-to-day basis, you will tackle the delivery of flood assessment on major Transport/Land/Water infrastructure/Dams projects across NSW/ACT. You will collaborate across disciplines internally and externally with clients and public authorities to address technical queries and drive an optimum engineering solution.

As a Flooding & Hydrology engineer in the Sydney/Newcastle team and NSW Water Practice, you will join as a key member that adds to the diversity of thought, skills, and experience of the group. We know the work we do is vital in assisting our region’s sustainable economic development and, it’s the technical expertise and the depth of knowledge of our people that really sets us apart. In this role, you will ‘Bring Ideas to Life’ for Aurecon and our clients.

The role

Due to recent project wins in the Water Resources, Transport and Advisory Markets we are growing our team. In this position, you will play an integral part in an ANZ team of highly skilled flooding specialist that ‘bring ideas to life’ for our clients.

In this role, you will conduct hydrological and hydraulic investigations and design for a wide range of projects through collaboration with other hydrology and hydraulic teams, drainage teams, Dams teams and water resources advisory teams.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor or Masters’ level degree in civil or environmental engineering and tertiary qualification
  • Have 10+ years of experience in a similar position
  • Proficiency in TUFLOW, RORB, WBNM, and XP-RAFTS required
  • Proficiency in GIS software such as QGIS, ArcGIS or MapInfo
  • Familiarity with dam’s related hydrology & breach assessment will be highly regarded
  • Familiarity with dam condition and consequence category assessments and yield studies will be highly regarded
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and communicate information and modelling results
  • Strong understanding of Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) 2019
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively at both an internal and external client-facing level
  • Ability to lead junior staff and provide mentorship
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects to quality, time and budget
  • Have an interest in technological advances and applying innovation

We value the difference each team member brings and we look for people who have had a broad range of experiences and a growth and learning mindset.

Our Aurecon Attributesdescribe the types of people we bring together for clients. We don’t expect you to have all eight of the attributes, but one that is unique to you.

About us

We’ve re-imagined engineering.

Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it!

We understand that work is just one part of your life. This drives YesFlex, our approach to flexible working, enabling you to find the best way to integrate everything else in your life, such as creative pursuits, sport, family, friends, community. Our flexible way of working includes our flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options. Aurecon also offers 14 weeks paid parental leave, three weeks paid partner leave, and other health services and benefits.

Diversity is at the core of everything we do. We work together to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness. Our differences are what fuel our creativity. Aurecon is an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia), and are a founding member of The Diversity Agenda in New Zealand. We also have a Reconciliation Action Plan and hold Silver Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI+  inclusion. Across our company, inclusive leadership is role modelled from the top and is an expectation of all.

Think engineering. Think again.

Want to know more?

You can learn more about what it’s like to work at Aurecon by visiting the careers section of our website.

If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, then we want to hear from you. Apply now!

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