Surface Water Modeller / Water Resource Engineer (Senior)

Golder Associates
Gauteng, South Africa
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Golder Associates is seeking a Senior Water Resource Engineer / Surface Water Modeller to provide support and growth to the Surface Water Group. This position is part of the Water Division as part of the Environment Business Unit. To manage surface water resource projects; storm water management, hydrology studies / modelling, river design and water intakes.



Continue the development of key skills in surface water modelling;

Manage surface water components for EIA’s and mine waste management projects.

Develop and review technical reports for clients.

Lead and review proposal writing related to Water Resources.

Manage project budget, resources and timelines effectively.

Consult with our clients on technical issues related to surface water projects.

Prepare and review high quality project and design reports.



Bachelor degree in Civil / Water Resource Engineering (Post Graduate Degree will be an added advantage).

15+ years’ experience with at least 10 years within the consulting industry.

Excellent report writing skills and strong project management skills

Must have experience in catchment and mine water modelling that relates to both water quantity and quality.

Extensive water resources modelling; storm water modelling; flood-lines determination experience.

Strong experience in mine water management and water and salt balance modelling.

Experience with EIA’s

Must be proficient in the application of hydrology and water resource models such as PCSWMM, ACRU, WRSM2000, Mike software, HEC-RAS and have programming skills in Excel/VBA.

Valid driver's license

Own vehicle



Is regarded as an expert in a technical discipline area (includes project management) in their office or region

Displays leadership and independence in completion of work tasks

Makes complex decisions with consideration of appropriate inputs

Major focus is to be the main point of contact with external clients in relation to project deliverables, potential problems and managing client expectations

Client focus is shifting toward developing and following through on new business opportunities

Major focus is on coaching and mentoring others with respect to their career growth and professional development

Provides specialised knowledge and direction to employees on complex technical issues

Provides technical review of projects

Contributes as a senior staff member to group, team or office goals and planning

Is responsible for completion of reports, documents and proposals with appropriate senior review

Demonstrates strong understanding of business risks

Displays a ‘safety first’ focus.

Focus on setting a positive example by identifying and reporting hazards, near misses and incidents

Communicates clearly and consistently the importance of health and safety and recognizes those who show the right behaviours