First listed on: 25 September 2022

Water Resources Engineer

We are NSW’s bulk water supplier, river operator and your one-stop shop for licensing, water trades and water information.  We supply two thirds of water used in NSW from our 42 dams, rivers and pipelines to regional towns, irrigators, Sydney Water, and local water utilities. We also own and operate the largest surface and groundwater monitoring network in the southern hemisphere and build, maintain and operate essential infrastructure.

This Water Resources Engineer position will see you develop and apply advanced analytical, computational, and experimental methods to study water in natural and engineered systems, for planning and operations.

This role is for a 2-year term due to commence in January 2023 within the Water Quality Modelling Team. This team is delivering a critical capital modelling project for WaterNSW and works collaboratively across the business to develop a Decisions Support Tool for Strategy and Operations. The team uses agile project management to drive the development of the models and systems.

Key Responsibilities

Safety: ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of our people as the number one priority and always role model safe behaviour.

Values: behave and make decisions in accordance with the WaterNSW Values at all times.

  • Provide technical input relating to hydrologic, hydraulic components and water quality interactions of multi-disciplinary projects in a team environment to assist in meeting regulatory and business requirements.
  • Project management support to deliver key projects for the business and ensure that best practice project management is applied throughout the life of the project.
  • Undertake the development, maintenance and application of a strategic suite of ‘water’ models for water quality and quantity
  • Take on a broad range of water resource engineering activities for internal and external customers, including for planning, water delivery, flood and emergency operations and capital projects
  • Ensure models and reliable forecasts are available, and that support is provided for operations during events and incidents
  • Guarantee models are accessible and provide reliable advice for our customers to protect our catchment health, provide clean water and protect our ecosystems.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil (or Environmental) Engineering
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience with stakeholder management
  • Demonstrated experience at a senior level in hydrologic/hydraulic data analysis, modelling, and reporting
  • Registered (or ability to be registered) as a Certified Engineer in water resources engineering

In Return

  • Full-time position or opportunity for a job share position (part-time). Please state in your cover letter if this is something of interest to you and why.
  • Hybrid working options, with a 9-day fortnight
  • Diverse and supportive team environment
  • Opportunity to grow in a high-profile organisation and role

We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services.

Probity Checks

The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including national police check and medical check. Any offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance of these checks.

WaterNSW is committed to the safety of employees and wider community, as such, full vaccination against COVID-19 will be a condition of entry to all our workplaces. All applicants will need to meet this condition.

Queries can be directed to: and the Position Description can be accessed here.

All applications must be lodged via an online application below - emailed applications will not be accepted.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications close 3rd of October 2022. 

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