First listed on: 10 May 2023

Lead Dam Engineer

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Lead Dam Engineer to provide technical leadership in delivering effective dam engineering solutions, inclusive of investigation, assessment, design, audit and advice services to the organisation in accordance with the DSMS to meet business, regulatory and statutory requirements and puts safety first.

You will be providing in-depth specialist dam engineering support by keeping condition of dams and risks they present under constant review; identify and measure/quantify new threats and lead development of improvement solutions.

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • 9-day fortnight 
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Competitive remuneration  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide technical leadership in dam engineering to the Dam Engineers and the business.
  • Review/validate and/or verify work outputs from Dam Engineers and consultants in accordance with the Dam Safety Management System (DSMS).
  • Provide specialist expertise and advice on comprehensive dam safety risk reviews, investigations, and portfolio risk assessments.
  • Lead the development of strategies and objective studies for risk management options by supporting the prioritisation of dam safety investigations and studies projects for inclusion in the Dam Safety Investment Strategy.
  • Develop effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. 

What we are looking for:  

To be successful in this role you must have a tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering along with:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in dams engineering
  • Experience in engineering and design aspects on multi-disciplinary dam projects 
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of dam and weir design, construction, operation, safety assessment and maintenance.
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills to leverage teams’ capabilities to deliver good business outcomes 
  • Proven experience engaging with key internal and external stakeholders to identify needs, address issues and ensure objectives are understood and met 
  • Demonstrated background in planning work and deploying resources to deliver business goals. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate internally and to technical professionals, client groups, regulators, and the public, including reports, addressing forums and providing and interpreting technical information.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to analyse and interpret data and information and make sound judgements.
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Australian and International codes and standards.
  • Proven risk management and technical engineering knowledge of dams
  • Knowledge of safety policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence, and willing to travel to the various sites within WaterNSW.  

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

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WaterNSW is committed to the safety of our people and wider community, as such, full vaccination against COVID-19 will be a condition of all successful candidates. 

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