Local recruitment: Project Engineer

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Join a high performing water modelling team in Manly Hydraulics Laboratory
  • 2 x ongoing roles (35 hours per week) with salaries starting from $68,453.00 + super
  • Manly Vale office location with flexible hybrid office and WFH model

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently seeking 2 x Project Engineers (water modellers) to join the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory for Water Infrastructure NSW.

About the role

Under the guidance of senior staff, undertake a range of professional water engineering investigations within Manly Hydraulic Laboratory’s water modelling team.

The role will undertake and contribute to oceanic, flood, coastal, estuarine, riverine, water, wastewater, water quality, stormwater and flood systems engineering projects and/or participate in larger engineering/environmental data monitoring/water infrastructure projects to achieve project objectives and deliver high quality and innovative client outcomes.

As an integral part of MHL’s investigation team, deliver projects covering a wide range of flood-related investigations from local overland to large catchment riverine flooding in both urban and rural catchments using various hydrological and hydraulic software packages as well as work on projects involving water data related web-based decision support tools, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, computer programming and cloud-based web portal development using Python, and assist with physical modelling of water infrastructure as well as coastal engineering projects.

Reporting to the senior staff, prepare fee proposals for projects that are robust and financially viable whilst being competitive with other industry bidders as well as assist with the preparation of tender submissions and negotiating contract variations.

Contribute to promoting the services of Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, Water Infrastructure NSW and DPIE to all clients through implementation of sound business methodology and become part of an exciting results driven team.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About You

Essential to your success will be your tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline at Degree level.

You will be a consummate team player and be able to grasp new concepts in a busy and challenging environment as well as having a strong understanding of water modelling principles and client services focus in order to develop and obtain repeat business opportunities.

You will have strong TUFLOW hydraulic modelling experience, WBNM experience and Python scripting capability. Experience in MIKE-FLOOD, eWater Source and coastal engineering will also be advantageous.

With a strong commitment to your own professional development, you will undertake training and development opportunities to increase skills and professional judgement for you to thrive and contribute to the division’s success.

Please note travel is occasionally required for this role therefore you must have a valid NSW Driver’s Licence and willingness to travel across various locations within NSW including overnight stay.  

About Us

Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) provides specialist services in coastal, flood, hydraulic, water, sewer, stormwater, and environmental solutions, including extensive environmental data collection programs and physical and numerical modelling. MHL manages Australia’s largest coastal monitoring network and has been solving coastal, port, and hydraulic engineering problems since 1944.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter (no more than two pages) that outlines their skills and experience relevant to the role.

For further information, please contact Sonya Charles at [email protected] or call 0448 784 462.

Applications close on Sunday 25 July 2021, at 11:55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.