AECOM Principal Engineer – Hydrology and Mine Water Management in Townsville, Australia
Australia - Queensland, Brisbane
Through the current successes of the AECOM Water Resources & Coastal Management teams across Queensland, we are looking for an experienced engineer to provide technical leadership, client management, coaching and mentoring to develop junior engineers and scientists. You will undertake technical investigations, design and project management for a diverse range of water resource projects with a focus on mine water management assessments, tailings dam safety and compliance management, and dam hydrological investigations.
With our focus and strategy of providing multi-disciplinary integrated delivery of water resources services across all industry sectors, we offer a broad variety of office and site-based opportunities. We are known as industry leaders in the delivery of water resources projects, particularly in the areas of flood risk assessment, coastal engineering, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, drainage design and mine water management. Our team was key in delivering the technical assessments required for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, which was recently granted all environmental approvals required for development. The work involved hydrological, hydraulic and water quality investigations, including water balance modelling and mass balance calculations using GoldSim. We also support other AECOM business lines and offices, and also help to develop solutions to support major transport projects such as the Bruce Highway Link Flood Study and Inland Rail.
There are several career paths you may follow within AECOM and our aim is to place people in roles that will help both the individual and team to succeed. We encourage your professional and personal development and you will be supported in obtaining your CPEng and RPEQ if you are not already accredited, and receive strong mentoring and support in order to progress your career.
A minimum of 8 years’ relevant professional experience, preferably within a consulting environment;
Working knowledge of the Queensland legislation on regulated dams and tailings being highly regarded;
Proficiency in a range of water resource skills (and associated modelling packages) including mine water management, tailings management, water balance, consequence category assessments, dam safety inspections and drainage;
Experience on hydrologic, hydraulic and risk management assessments for large dams;
Proven task and project management skills and will be proficient in report writing;
Occasionally undertake site inspections and supervise field teams and subcontractors;
Client focused with creative and business savvy proposal writing, as well as your sound understanding of the local market, trends and opportunities will be key to your success in the role.
Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant Engineering discipline, Water Resource Management or Environmental Science/Hydrology essential;
RPEQ/CPEng highly regarded
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Engineering - Water - Wastewater
Business Line Water
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 243232BR
Additional Locations AU - Cairns, QLD, AU - Mackay, QLD, AU - Rockhampton, QLD, AU - Townsville, QLD
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.