First listed on: 13 November 2023

Flood & Asset Resilience Modelling Manager

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Flood & Asset Resilience Modelling Manager (Full-Time) 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  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Attractive remuneration
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Program Management: Implement effective program controls and governance, and coordinating submissions for external grants and funding opportunities to ensure projects are identified, prioritised, and resourced to deliver agreed outcomes on time and on budget.
  • Advise: Manage and lead the delivery of complex hydrology and hydraulic studies, including Probable Maximum Flood estimation and extreme flood studies in the assessment of spillway adequacy, dam break studies, flood mapping and operation, water delivery, and emergency procedures and consequence assessments to assist in meeting legal, regulatory, and business requirement.
  • Planning: Lead the delivery of complex hydrology and hydraulic studies, including investigation of system and asset performance, to ensure hydrologic factors are well understood and managed with acceptable risk, to inform water supply infrastructure planning and system resilience strategies.
  • Continuous Improvement: Review and recommend improvements to procedures and processes for analysis, evaluation and mitigation of risk in model development and operation, towards greater consistency in decision making; capture learning and minimise costs.

What we are looking for:  

  • Relevant Tertiary Engineering qualifications and expert knowledge in hydrology/hydraulics/water supply/water data systems through post graduate studies or through demonstrated extensive experience.
  • Experience in analysis and investigation of water supply system capabilities and use of innovative hydrologic and hydraulic models for water infrastructure asset planning, delivery, and optimisation.
  • Extensive experience in flood hydrology and catchment hydrology, floodplain management, use of analytical techniques in hydrology and hydraulics to provide business insights and inform decision making.
  • High level understanding of risk assessment processes including economic, social and environmental impact of dams and regulatory processes for flood works approval, and understanding of climate change assessment relevant to water related modelling applications. 
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with experience in preparing project plans, cost estimates, business cases and complex technical reports and communicate at all levels. 

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: Azmine Amer on

Please note applications for this position will close on 28th November 2023.

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