Senior Hydrogeologist

Northern Territory Government

Palmerston, , AU

Primary Objective:

Provide specialist groundwater hydrological input into the Water Resources Assessment program of work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage projects that evaluate hydrological and hydrogeological data in office and field environments.
  2. Deploy industry leading water resource assessment techniques and standards.
  3. Prepare all necessary reporting, including financial, technical and progress reports to the funding agency for and on behalf of the Water Resources Division.
  4. Liaise with staff of a range of relevant representative organisations in relation to project delivery.
  5. Facilitate landowner and land manager participation in projects.
  6. Prepare reports for projects.

Selection Criteria


  1. Degree in Civil Engineering, Geology or an Applied Science, or similar relevant tertiary qualification.
  2. Proven professional experience in hydrogeological and hydrological assessment, and demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and multi-disciplinary project teams.
  3. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and communicate with indigenous and pastoral landowners, various non-government organisations, community groups and external clients, including people from diverse cultures.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of hydrogeology and catchment processes.
  5. Practical and current knowledge of equipment and technology related to the investigation of water resources.
  6. Experience using remote sensing and Geospatial Information System (GIS) tools for the analysis and presentation of water resource datasets.
  7. Ability to undertake fieldwork in remote areas for extended periods of up to six weeks’ duration.
  8. Hold or have ability to obtain an NT Drivers licence.


  1. Post graduate qualifications in hydrogeology.
  2. Experience as a facilitator.