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Floodplain Manager - Brisbane

WMAwater is a dynamic consultancy undertaking hydrologic and hydraulic investigations. We are industry leaders dedicated to providing our wide range of clients with innovative and long term solutions to the problem at hand. We understand that key to this success are our staff and an open and supportive culture. Visit to find out more about us.

Operating across three offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart, we currently have an opportunity for a floodplain manager to join our Brisbane team. A large part of the role would be in floodplain management and you would also have the opportunity to be involved across the full spectrum of the firm’s work from flood modelling for local Councils, infrastructure projects or large environmental projects, dam investigations and development of flood mitigation strategies through to flood forecasting systems.

The position would suit an Environmental/Civil Engineer and/or Environmental Scientist or other related discipline with 2 to 5 years of relevant post graduate experience. Exceptional candidates meeting the criteria with less than 2 years experience should still apply.

WMAwater is wholly owned by staff members. We aim for long term investment in our staff, through development and training, providing opportunities to attend and present at training courses and conferences. We actively contribute to the development of national guidelines, work closely with several major Universities offering student internships and supporting student scholarships.

We offer flexible working arrangements and all our offices are convenient to public transport hubs.

Opportunities for the successful applicant include:

  • Undertake a diverse range of flooding related projects in the field of floodplain management including hydrology and numerical flood modelling and utilising model results to develop floodplain management solutions.
  • Work as part of a passionate and dynamic team who are committed to developing and applying innovation to deliver high quality solutions to clients.
  • Contribute to nationally significant flood projects.
  • Work on research that will drive future practice.
  • Contribute to in house and external software projects.
  • Work on a broad range of projects including urban and rural environments, flood studies, floodplain management studies, dam assessments, flood forecasting and infrastructure assessments.
  • Mentoring by industry leading senior staff.
  • Responsibility for the delivery of quality technical work.
  • Developing skills for contact with clients.
  • Future development of your own client base and skills in project management and leading project teams.

To be selected as a preferred candidate, applicants should have the following qualifications and experience. 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science, or other relevant area of study
  • Post graduation experience in floodplain management
  • A desire to gain further experience in flood management, hydrology and/or hydraulic modelling
  • Work collaboratively as part of a project team
  • Problem solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Postgraduate qualifications or research experience in a relevant field such as: flood hydraulics, hydrology, floodplain management
  • Understanding of the floodplain management process in QLD and NSW
  • Demonstrated experience in use of the following hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software: WBNM, RORB, URBS, TUFLOW
  • Experience in programming
  • GIS skills (ArcGIS, MapInfo or QGIS)

Written applications addressing the above criteria, along with a full CV and academic transcript, should be submitted to Applications are open until 1st February 2019 however strong candidates will be interviewed as applications come in.

Applicants must have the right to work in this location to apply for this job.

Applications will not be accepted from Recruitment Agencies.