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Water Engineer


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Fortescue is now consistently producing 175-180 million tonnes of iron ore per year and has an exciting future ahead, establishing itself for future growth in a global market through innovation, product diversification and asset development.

Water Engineer / Hydrologist

Work location: Perth

Roster: Monday to Friday

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) is currently operating four mine sites, a port facility and is expanding rapidly into a series of development projects across Australia and overseas. In addition, the company has set impressive targets to decarbonise its operations by 2030 and become a world leader in green steel production.

The Water Engineering Team within FMG plays an important role in addressing the surface water management and water systems engineering challenges of these projects and operations. This team is expanding and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and enthusiastic Water Engineer / Hydrologist to come on board.

This position offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to develop professionally across various aspects of the resource sector. The role will be Perth based but include opportunities for site work.

As well as good technical ability, the position requires excellent inter-personal skills and the successful candidate must be adaptable, self-motivated and driven to develop their skills as a water engineer / hydrologist.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide day to day support for project delivery, operations and mine planning in relation to surface water and water systems infrastructure at one of our operational sites
  • Provide surface water inputs to multidisciplinary stakeholders to achieve key objectives across various stages of project development including prefeasibility study, feasibility study, detail design, construction and operation
  • Raise awareness of flood risk and surface water management, and facilitate annual wet season preparedness activities
  • Attend site when required to execute surface water investigations and monitoring programs
  • Undertake technical analysis to support the investigation, approval and development of new mining projects. This includes hydrology and waterways hydraulic modelling for flood impact assessment, flood risk review for bulk earthworks and mine infrastructure development
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with all aspects of water engineering management and contribute to knowledge building and awareness.

Skills, qualifications and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or other relevant discipline
  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Understanding of catchment hydrology; river hydraulics; flood modelling and use of modelling tools/software
  • Civil drainage design understanding and experience in GIS and/or Civil Design software would be advantageous
  • Understanding of water infrastructure systems, pipes and pump design would be advantageous
  • Sound report writing skills including experience using Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
  • Effective communication and time management skills
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to attend site for short periods when required
  • Western Australian Driver’s Licence

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment. This is an exciting time to join Fortescue.

We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified

Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time