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Technical Director, Dams - Concrete Gravity/arch Dam Design

GHD - Sydney, NSW

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GHD has been involved in dams since the company's birth almost 90 years ago. We have the largest dedicated dams engineering team in Australia and one of the larger teams across the globe. We have more than 100 technical dams people in Australia and growing numbers globally, particularly throughout the Americas, United Kingdom, within Asia and New Zealand.

In response to continued growth and exciting project wins, we are now looking for a Technical Director/Senior Dams Engineer with a focus on Concrete Gravity/Arch Dam Design to become an integral senior member of our Dams team.

Located in Sydney, you will work alongside nationally and internationally recognised dam specialists across our interstate and global operations. Working with the Manager Civil, Dams & Water Resources this position plays a key technical leadership role.

It Will See You Involved In

  • Providing specialised technical services to clients on a diverse range of dam-related projects including feasibility studies, design and construction support for new build and improvement projects
  • Providing technical leadership to our dams-focussed design teams, whilst working with other geotechnical, structural and hydraulic professionals on embankment and concrete dams projects
  • Leading dam safety risk assessments including assessment of piping and seepage through embankment dams and stability and seepage through concrete dams
  • Undertaking dam safety inspections and risk assessments to satisfy dam safety requirements
  • Have a strong background in risk assessment for dams, with additional skills in geotechnical, structural and hydraulic engineering considered favourable
  • Preparing construction contract documentation and providing construction support
  • Mentoring and training other GHD staff
  • Assisting in the growth of the dams service line
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with industry networks and clients
  • Delivering services to meet client requirements and expectations
  • Establishing strong relationships with internal clients
  • Liaising with the Business Group Manager and other Technical Director Professionals to manage project development activities (networking, marketing, proposals, etc.) strategically and centrally.
What You Will Bring To The Team
  • Experience in dams engineering is essential
  • 10-15 years + post graduate experience in a consulting environment with experience in a broad range of Dams analysis and design
  • Knowledge of geotechnical, structural and hydraulic engineering of dams essential
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree qualifications in civil engineering or related discipline as appropriate
  • Chartered status, eg CP Eng or RPEQ, or equivalent highly desirable and if not, conscientiously working towards achieving it
  • Proven experience in the dams engineering and a proven track record in project and technical delivery
  • An ability to create strong relationships with clients and team members, working collaboratively to delivery for our clients.
Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who We Are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly 'One GHD' across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Interested? Apply now.

For any queries, please contact Ben Jenkins in our Talent Acquisition Team.
E: ben.jenkins@ghd.com

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.

Job Posting

Dec 16, 2020