First listed on: 09 April 2024

Operational Water Modelling Manager

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Operational Water Modelling Manager (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

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  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Attractive remuneration
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Management: Oversee and manage the implementation through design, build, calibration, maintenance, and application of a broad range of models to assist WaterNSW to meet legal, regulatory, customer and business requirements.
  • Services and Advice: Ensure that accurate and timely water modelling advice and services is provided proactively to internal and external stakeholders leading to better informed operational decisions.
  • Advocacy: Provide technical advice on the development and application of appropriate solutions to assist with enhancing WaterNSW’s capability to meet legal, regulatory, customer and business requirements.
  • Stakeholder Management: Maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders and regulators to ensure the timely resolution of customer, stakeholder and regulator issues relating to operational water modelling issues and concerns.
  • Representation: Be the primary point of contact for water resource modelling stakeholders to ensure WaterNSW’s adherence to industry standard practice, legal and regulatory requirements.

What we are looking for:  

  • Relevant Tertiary Engineering qualifications or other related discipline as deemed appropriate. 
  • Expert knowledge in hydrologic / hydraulic / water supply / water data models and systems through post graduate studies or through extensive experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or applying hydrologic / hydraulic modelling software to provide solutions to problems and to provide information as inputs to decision making processes.
  • Experience in managing a team and well-developed people management skills.
  • Favourable: Understanding of water quality and quantity issues confronting Government and how this directly impacts on WaterNSW

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

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. 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 28th April 2024.

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