Senior Flood Engineer or Hydrologist

Jacobs Engineering Group (Brisbane QLD, Australia) 1 day ago
Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.


Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.


Your Impact:

Are you passionate about flooding and drainage? Do you find yourself thinking about new modelling methods in the shower? Do you take pictures of flow patterns around debris on rainy days? Have you just become Chartered and are you looking for the next challenge?

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

A career at Jacobs provides you with the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole. With a huge and growing focus on digital solutions and delivery, our water business provides the full spectrum of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management.

With a workforce of 55,000 operating across much of the globe, we leverage our Solutions and Technology framework for the technical development of our staff and to bring globally innovative ideas to solve our client’s challenges.

On top of the exposure to challenging projects and career development opportunities, we offer competitive remuneration packages and multiple staff benefits such as paid parental and partner leave, purchase leave, and mental health & wellbeing programs, to name a few.

We are passionate about inclusion and are working hard to learn and do better every day to provide a respectful and inclusive workplace for all people.

Here at Jacobs we also support a plethora of flexible working practices such as flexible start/end times, job share arrangements, working from home, and part-time arrangements.

About the role

With a strong pipeline of flooding work in a range of sectors, the Jacobs business is seeking a Senior Flooding Engineer or Hydrologist.

Our Water Resources business provides services across a range of markets including transport, dams, water resources development, water for the environment, mining, oil and gas, and the public.

Based in Queensland and reporting to the Water Resources Section Leader, you will have the opportunity to act as Flooding Lead for a range of multi-disciplinary assessments and designs, and manage smaller flooding and water resources projects.

You will prepare reports, letters, technical notes and presentations to effectively communicate technical information to a range of audiences in a concise and professional manner. You will assist in liaison with clients, stakeholders and regulators.

You will assist in the mentoring and training of the team by sharing your knowledge through on-the-job assistance, lessons-learnt, and tips and tricks.

Key to success in this role will be proven flooding experience as well as strong organisational and communication skills.

We welcome applications from a diverse group of people, including those who are seeking flexible working, have accessibility needs, want to bring their whole selves to work, and can enrich our workforce with cultural diversity.

We understand that pursuing a new opportunity is a big move so why not simply register to start a discussion?

Here’s What You’ll Need:

About You

  • Demonstrate a passion for flooding and water resources management
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications i.e. Civil or Environmental Engineering, Water Resource Management, Environmental Science/Hydrology
  • At least 5 years’ experience in hydrologic, hydraulic or water resources modelling
  • If you are an engineer, you will ideally be a CPEng and RPEQ or very close to achieving this
  • Software experience should include TUFLOW, MIKEFLOOD, URBS, RORB, RAFTS, QGIS, ArcGIS, 12D
  • Programming/scripting experience in python, R, VBA or Fortran is highly valued
  • Take responsibility for self-checking and review of calculations and models
  • Be a strong communicator, with proficient report writing skills
  • Take responsibility for project and task management including delivery to meet timelines, budget and quality expectations
  • Be able and willing to guide and mentor team members via on-the-job assistance, and sharing of lessons-learnt, and tips and tricks.
  • Have an inclusive mindset and enjoy collaborating across geographies as part of diverse teams
  • Be open-minded and willing to adapt with change and transformation

About the team 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established thriving business with a strong pipeline of projects. The current opportunities are predominantly based in Perth and Brisbane however, you will be joining a truly connected ANZ Water Solutions business who provide the full suite of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management. 

The Jacobs water business has water infrastructure and water resources capability in every major city around Australia working across a multitude of markets such as Utilities, Government, Transport, Resources, and Energy Transitioning to name a few.  

Our team is currently working on projects that have a lasting enduring positive impact on our communities such as advisory services for new water sources for agriculture, flood modelling and engineering services to enable greater connectivity, innovative space saving wastewater sludge treatment projects, and major desalination plants in response to our drying climate.  

At Jacobs, we know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We're committed to creating a Culture of Caring — a workplace that values the safety, positive mental health and sense of belonging of all employees. 

We promote diversity because it makes us a stronger company, where brilliant people of all backgrounds feel at home. And our widely different perspectives and talents around the globe greatly enhance our ability to provide clients with more imaginative and effective solutions. 

At Jacobs, inherent in our approach, is a culture of connectivity. We leverage our Solutions and Technology framework to access our global technologists to bring globally innovative ideas and solutions to our local clients. We don’t just talk about it; this is inherent in how we do business. 

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals all at a single global company.

Please note:  If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.


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