Associate Engineer (Water)


Australia 🇦🇺

About us: 

With approximately 50,000 talented people globally and 5,400 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.

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Our NSW Water team is growing. Contributing to this growth is being awarded a 10-year contract to partner with Sydney Water to deliver their program of works in the Southern Region. We are part of a consortium, Delivering for Customers (D4C) and we are working on multiple projects in water and wastewater networks and Wastewater Treatment Plants. This solid program of works has identified the need to increase our Technical Design capacity to lead design packages in Networks.

While we are a large global business, we aren’t tied down by bureaucracy. We strive to give our people the freedom and flexibility to make their own decisions, whether this is in their daily work or for progressing their career.

The Opportunity

  • Technical lead for the delivery of Networks design scope to achieve project objectives.
  • Provide technical input to project-specific proposals and budgets.
  • Provide strong technical guidance to the design team
  • Ensure Sydney Water and D4C design workflows and processes are adhered to
  • Work with Digital Engineering Lead to apply Digital Engineering Strategy to projects;
  • Responsible for implementing appropriate Safety in Design workshops, technical reviews, value engineering, and project risk workshops
  • Deploy risk management principles & methodologies into project systems and processes
  • Coach & mentor less experienced engineers
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders (Project Managers, Project Engineers, Operations, Construction, Environment representatives, Community representatives, Commissioning, Maintenance, etc.)

What we’ll love about you

This role is strategically important to our future growth and impact. We are looking for someone who has a can-do attitude, who is consultative, able to prioritise their work and get things done. The successful candidate will be a team player, and able to work with a range of stakeholders including influencing senior leaders.

  • Passionate about all things Water
  • Tertiary degree in engineering or equipment engineering from recognised institution
  • Typically, 15+ years of relevant Water industry experience.
  • High level of engineering design development review, verification, and technical skills, keeping abreast of current developments and trends in engineering
  • Chartered by Engineers Australia (or eligible for Chartership)
  • High Level interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills, with an ability to negotiate and influence outcomes.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge.
  • Strong experience in working in partnership with other design organisations in Alliance or JV. Skilled in managing conflicts between organisational cultures and business systems demands.

What we will offer you:  

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities

Inspired by Diversity, Driven by Inclusion…….

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity, and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds, and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

 Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.