Hydrologist via LinkedIn


Midrand, South Africa 🇿🇦

About the job

We are WSP – Join us and make your career future ready!

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP has a new full-time opportunity within our Water Use and Resource Management team for a Principal Hydrologist or Water Resources Engineer, based in Midrand. You will be supporting and contributing on hydrological projects such as storm water management, hydrology studies/modelling, river design, water intakes, water quality modelling, climate assessment and modelling and water management plans.

Your new role, what’s involved?

  • Developing hydrological models including storm water management modelling, floodline assessment, climate assessment, water quality modelling for mining and industrial clients;
  • Catchment Hydrological modelling including rainfall-runoff modelling and yield analysis;
  • Undertaking water and salt balances, storm water management planning, flood risk assessment and flood line determination, hydrological impact assessment, water quality analysis and water quality monitoring plan;
  • Giving input on water components for EIA’s and mine waste management projects;
  • Technical input and understanding into water permitting projects
  • Developing high quality project and design technical reports for clients;
  • Assessing and analysing vast amounts of data using statistical methodologies.
  • Preparing macros on MS Excel for data interpretation, reporting and management;
  • Providing leadership by mentoring and developing the broader team;
  • Assist with revenue and resource planning for the team;
  • Providing technical reviews of proposal, reports and deliverables (QA/QC)
  • Preparing proposals, reports and deliverables for senior staff review; and
  • Displaying a safety first focus and setting a positive example by identifying and reporting hazards, near misses and incidents.
  • Business development


  • Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
  • Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
  • Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Hydrology, preferably with a Masters, including 8-12 years plus working experience in a similar field, OR
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Engineering including 8-12 years’ experience in the field of Environmental Engineering related to surface water is required;
  • Membership of professional industry bodies (Pr.Sci.Nat, Pr Eng) or similar,
  • Extensive experience in project management on a wide range of projects – a project management qualification would be advantageous
  • In-depth experience of using Pitman, WRSM 2000 PCSWMM, Hec-RAS, Hec-HMS, GoldSim, CAD, ArcGIS, QGIS will be advantageous;
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Projects;
  • Demonstrated ability in water resources including hydrology, water balance, water supply feasibility, water reuse and some knowledge on the National Water Act.

What’s in it for you?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.





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