Local recruitment: Scientist (Hydraulic Modeller)

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:EngineeringEnvironmental
Job location:Regional NSW / Riverina & MurraySydney Region / Sydney – WestIllawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
Job reference number:526181
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 7
Closing date:05/02/2023 – 11:55 PM
  • Environment Officer Class 7 – Salary starting at $97,933 + super
  • Temporary Full-time until 30 June 2024 with a possibility of extension – 2 roles available
  • Queanbeyan preferred, but may consider Albury or Parramatta as alternatives for suitable candidates

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has an exciting opportunity for two early career Scientists (Hydraulic Modellers) to join our Environmental Water Planning team to provide modelling support to inform our management of environmental water across the NSW Murray-Darling Basin.

The successful applicants will work collaboratively with staff across DPE and other NSW government agencies to undertake hydraulic modelling of large river and floodplain systems to support improved river and wetland health outcomes. You will be working alongside more senior staff and have the opportunity to build your skills in the fields of environmental and water modelling, and on large projects of State significance. 

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant scientific or engineering qualifications and experience in geospatial data processing and/or development of hydraulic models, preferably for large river and floodplain systems on lowland rivers, or eco-hydraulic applications.
  • Experience in the writing of technical reports and presenting work to project partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams and organisations to deliver successful projects.
  • Self-motivated and eager to contribute to team outcomes through innovation and the development of technical skills in spatial data management (including programming) and modelling software. 

For more information on the roles, read the full Role Description: Scientist Hydraulic Modeller

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

EHG (Environment and Heritage Group) delivers integrated and customer focused services at the regional and local level to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW. This includes services, programs and grants to support land use planning, threatened species, native vegetation, education, community engagement, energy efficiency, volunteering, environmental water management, coast and flood protection, compliance and enforcement, adapting to a changing climate and private land conservation. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the roles. The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the roles.

DPE strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

The following links are aimed at aiding your application submission:

Application Guide

Applying for a role in the NSW public sector

Applications close 5 February 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the roles please contact Nick Streeton on 0414 467 085 or via nick.streeton@environment.nsw.gov.au.

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.  

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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