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Senior Water Resources Engineer

Resourceful Recruitment - Brisbane City, QLD

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  • Join a highly regarded, rapidly growing consultancy
  • Be part of a collaborative team with a solid project pipeline
  • Enjoy flexible work options including WFH and part-time arrangements

Take a leading role at a multi-disciplinary consultancy and partner with local authorities, land developers and mining clients to deliver an array of water resources projects.

The Company

Resourceful Recruitment has partnered with a leading, 100% employee owned Australian consultancy. Our client has a reputation for delivering creative planning and engineering solutions across the full project-lifecycle. They have a broad profile of specialised skills in civil engineering, water resource engineering, development advisory, statutory and strategic planning, and urban design.

The Opportunity

Based out of their Brisbane office, you will join a close-knit team of industry leading professionals, where its clear staff are truly valued and an open, innovative, and supportive culture is encouraged. Here you will take a leading role with clients and projects and enjoy a variety of project work by supporting a diverse range of clients across several sectors, including, local and state authorities, mining partners and Australia’s leading property development companies.

Comprehensive, individually tailored professional development plans are provided, demonstrating their commitment to person-centric growth. They cultivate diversification in their workforce and offer bespoke working conditions, recognising (and supporting) the challenges we experience during various stages of life -- They believe that by giving their people autonomy, challenging assignments and the freedom to push boundaries, they will do great work, make an immediate impact on their clients’ most important challenges and create exceptional value!

Your Role

Our client’s growth strategy is “diversification”, in terms of both geography and services. Due to this continued growth of the national business they are seeking an experienced Water Resources Professional to expand their capability in their Queensland Water and Environment Team. As a Senior Water Resources Engineer reporting to the Director – Water & Environment you will:

  • Carry out the assessment of water related impacts - hydrologic, flooding and water quality associated with infrastructure, mining, and development projects
  • Undertake conceptual and detailed engineering design and investigations of civil and stormwater infrastructure, including, earthworks, drainage, basins dams, etc.
  • Execute the preparation and review of engineering reports, drawings, specifications, bill of quantities and cost estimates
  • Undertake project management and client management duties for projects and complete report writing and presentation needs as projects require
  • Have an ability to interpret and communicate complex technical information to clients in a simplified manner
  • Develop relationships with potential clients and improve and maintain existing client relationships
  • Support and/or lead business development activities, including client liaison and proposal preparation
  • Provide input into business planning and strategy

Required Skills & Experience

  • A degree in civil / environmental engineering or relevant sciences
  • A minimum of 8 years post-graduate experience (previous consultancy experience is highly desirable)
  • Good technical knowledge while delivering pragmatic and practical outcomes
  • Proven project delivery capability across stormwater and flooding
  • High level of proficiency using industry-standard hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software packages including TUFLOW and WBNM/RORB/RAFTS (MUSIC would be advantageous but not necessary)
  • Experience using ArcGIS/MapInfo/QGIS (12D and CAD software would be advantageous but not necessary)
  • Demonstrated report writing and verbal communication skills with the self-confidence to express technical arguments
  • Good client communication skills with an ability to talk about technical aspects to a non-technical audience
  • High level industry awareness and engagement
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (CPEng and/or RPEQ) – or be working towards
  • A strong desire to expand on their existing skills and advance their career

What’s on offer

  • A full-time, permanent position with an attractive salary package
  • Opportunities for future shareholding and company ownership
  • Creative salary packaging – extra annual leave, salary sacrificing, education / development allowances
  • Work / life balance, flexible hours, and work arrangements
  • Access to an expansive client portfolio across a variety of sectors
  • Work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects both here in SEQ and nationally
  • An opportunity to collaborate with some of the most respected and experienced engineers, planners, and designers in Australia
  • To be a part of a forward-thinking and innovative organisation that focuses on technology and digital transformation
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities - Customised professional development plans to accelerate your growth, learning and career pathway

How to apply?

Does this sound like you? Please click the 'Apply Now' button below and submit your current resume (in word format).

For a confidential discussion about the position, and to request a Briefing Pack (which includes a company brief, team profiles, recently delivered projects and a full position description) please contact Melanie Smith at Resourceful Recruitment on the details below:

Phone: 07 3214 3612 or 0402 660 356
Email: [email protected]