First listed on: 12 February 2024

Dam Safety Engineers

Ready to make a splash in your career? 

WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Dam Safety Engineer (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range $126,780 - $152,149 base + Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Support the development and maintenance of portfolio risk profiles and risk management plans & periodically assess & report on dam safety compliance and monitor risk profiles in accordance with the Dam Safety Management Systems (DSMS)
  • Plan for and manage dam safety issues, alarm responses, and emergencies, together with other subject matter experts, as may be required from time to time, & actively participate in emergency preparedness
  • Evaluate the safety status and performance of dams, monitor existing risks; identify new and emerging risks; initiate in-depth evaluation of dam safety risks arising from surveillance activities
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of technical guidelines and methodologies in the dam safety program 
  • Support the implementation of the DSMS to ensure that statutory dam safety requirements are appropriately met in a timely manner

What we are looking for:  

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline, with eligibility for membership of Engineers Australia 
  • 5+ years of experience in dams engineering, with proven technical engineering skill and knowledge of dam safety policy and regulatory requirements combined with site experience 
  • Experience in the safety evaluation and visual inspection of existing dams, & experience in dam design, construction, operation and maintenance 
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Australian and International codes and standards and extensive knowledge of principles and practices of dam and weir design, construction, operation, safety surveillance and maintenance 
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to analyse and interpret data and make sound judgements 

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we embrace the opportunity to integrate work into our life by having full ownership of our work week. We value getting the job done rather than looking at your work hours. 

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture: 

We communicate openly and honestly while maintaining respect for each other. This means we get things done. We understand that everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 3rd March 2024.

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