Australia nationals: Principal Hydrogeologist

Queensland Government

Brisbane Inner City, QLD, AU


• Lead and provide high level technical advice in relation to groundwater impact assessment and management.

• Manage, lead and support numerical groundwater flow modelling projects to better understand impacts from hydraulic interconnection between the coal seams and surrounding aquifers in the Surat Basin

• Lead and guide technical research, modelling innovations, assessment and interpretation of effective groundwater management solutions in the Great Artesian Basin.

• Review and prepare high quality written technical reports, briefs and submissions to support high level programs, as well as providing formal and informal verbal reports to the executive teams.

• Manage and coordinate interaction with various research organisations and agencies in relation to the modelling project.

• Liaise with and participate in multi-agency/disciplinary teams to progress the projects and hydrogeological analysis.

• Liaise and support negotiations with other government agencies, and with the private sector on matters relating to project activities.

• Manage and lead a team of multi skilled technical professionals or consultancies, to support the delivery of the project.

• Represent OGIA in a professional capacity at national, state and industry conferences.

• Other duties as directed and required.


As a program leader in the role of Principal Hydrogeologist and modeller, the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role: Vision

• Brings people together to build new solutions through testing and refinement (Stimulates ideas and innovation)

• Views situations through a range of perspectives, analysing multiple sources of information to recognise the broader implications of issues (Leads strategically)

• Inspires others to embrace change initiatives, overcoming barriers and resistance through proactive consultation and engagement (Leads change in complex environments) Results

• Uses feedback mechanisms to stay in touch with program progress and directs energy and time towards matters of priority (Drives accountability and outcomes) Accountability

• Broadens knowledge and perspective by seeking new collaborations and experiences and participating in development initiatives (Pursues continuous growth)

• Proactively facilitates collaborations to develop contingency plans in response to identified risks (Demonstrates sound governance)


• A degree qualification in either hydrogeology, groundwater modelling, geology, hydrology, engineering, science or applied science.

• Extensive previous working experience in managing technical projects and carrying out regional-scale geological and hydrogeological modelling studies would be highly regarded.

Applications will remain current for 12 months.    

Further information

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