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Graduate/Early Career Water Resources Engineer/Flood Modeller

Graduate/Early Career Water Resources Engineer/Flood Modeller


Our company

Do you want to work for a national leader in water engineering, then WMAwater is the home for you. Do you want to work on more complex projects and be challenged at work? Are you solutions driven? We are too! We provide innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients’ water and flood management needs. Due to recently being awarded a number of nationally significant projects, we are looking for an early career engineer with the drive to play a key role in our team. If you’re ready to make a change and are looking for your next big challenge, why not join our team.

WMAwater is a dynamic water engineering consultancy working for a wide range of clients across government, floodplain management authorities, and water infrastructure owners.  We operate across four offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Geelong and Hobart. All offices are centrally located, making your commute to work easy and providing plenty of services nearby. Our work culture is guided by our values of:

  • Fairness and equity
  • Trust and accountability
  • Team work
  • Industry leading
  • Client focus
  • Valuing our people

We understand that the key to our success are our people and culture, we are therefore looking for a candidate who aligns with these values.

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What we offer you

We currently have an opportunity for flood modellers and floodplain managers. The positions are ideally located in Sydney and Brisbane, but we are flexible, and are open to candidates in any of our offices.

In this role you would have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to cutting edge projects including flood modelling, development of flood management strategies, infrastructure projects, development and support of flood forecasting systems, dam investigations, industry policy, water supply and irrigation reliability studies. Exciting projects that our team have recently work on include:

  • Warragamba dam raising investigations
  • Major infrastructure projects including Woolgoolga to Ballina
  • Update to Australian Rainfall and Runoff
  • Flood forecasting systems for dam safety management in Tasmania
  • Assisting with the delivery of the Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Study

and we have a number of major confidential projects in the pipeline.

Opportunities for the successful applicant include:

  • Undertake a range of nationally significant flooding related projects including hydrology and numerical flood modelling
  • Peer review of major infrastructure projects
  • Community consultation with flood affected residents
  • Work as part of a dynamic team to develop and apply innovative solutions with the aim of delivering high quality solutions to our clients. This includes contributing to in house and external software projects
  • Work on nationally significant flood projects, as well as research that will drive future practice
  • Possible travel across the state and country for projects or conferences
  • Regular in-house training and mentoring by industry leaders, developing and enhancing your knowledge setting you up for a successful career
  • Be part of a team that wholly owns the company which drives pride and accountability for the work we undertake
  • Future opportunities for delivery and accountability of projects, management and mentoring of staff, and a possibility of owning a share of the company in the future
  • Study assistance and flexible working arrangements
  • Support for attending CPD events and attaining chartered status with Engineers Australia
  • A range of social activities (drinks, weekly morning tea) to maintain our inclusive and supportive culture


Your skills and experience

The position would suit a Civil/Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist or other related discipline with some experience in the water industry. Skills in coding or statistical assessment and consulting experience would be highly regarded.

To be successful, applicants need to address the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science, or other relevant area of study.
  • Some experience in flood management, hydrology and/or hydraulic modelling
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a project team
  • Problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional qualifications, attributes and skill sets that are highly desirable include:

  • Experience and strong interest in water management
  • Previous experience or knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software (WBNM, RORB, URBS, TUFLOW, Infoworks ICM)
  • Experience with ARR2019
  • GIS capability (ArcGIS, MapInfo or QGIS)
  • Experience and interest in programming, particularly in R or Python


How to apply

Written applications addressing the above criteria, along with a full CV and qualifications should be submitted to Applications will also be considered from recent graduates or more qualified individuals as we have a range of opportunities available.

We have a Covid-19 work from home policy in place and are planning our safe return to work strategy. The transition to work from home has been very efficient for our staff. 

Applicants must have the right to work in this location to apply for this job. Applications will not be accepted from Recruitment Agencies. Applications close mid-December, 2023. Applications will be assessed as soon as received and interviews arranged with suitable candidates.