Lead Water Resource Engineer


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branche: Renewable Energy
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Perth

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Sunday, January 30, 2022

About this role: Lead Water Resource Engineer

About this role: Lead Water Resource Engineer

Brunel have partnered with a leading International Renewables Company to successfully recruit and place a suitably qualified Lead Water Resource Engineer to support our Client’s Team in a full time, permanent role based in Perth.

This is an exciting opportunity to get in at the ground level of a rapidly expanding, dynamic, global green energy business, currently undertaking a rapid expansion.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, this role is responsible for managing and developing a team of professionals. They will be required to manage and complete technical works including conceptual design and technical assurance for projects involving water resource management, water systems management, water conveyance networks, hydraulic analysis of water management and/or prevention of flood-related damage. They will analyse ground materials to assess their risk factors and advise on the best procedures for developments and the suitability of construction materials. They will also prepare supporting environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work.

  • Manage and build a team of professionals to effectively deliver technical water resource engineering assessments for a range of studies to meet business objectives
  • Collection and analysis of water data (such as water quantity and quality information) to inform studies and additional site investigations
  • Providing advice and information to study teams on water resource issues that influence design, construction, and maintenance, of engineered structures including water source investigations, water balance modelling, water quality assessments and other related water management studies.
  • Planning and managing site investigations including collection of hydrological and hydrogeological data.
  • Risk assessment of water management and related natural hazards.
  • Review of water monitoring and laboratory data, water resource assessments, including water quality and supply studies.
  • Managing and liaising with a range of project stakeholders including construction engineers, consultants, and contractors.
  • Assist with design of built structures, using specialized computer software and calculations.
  • Assist in preparation of construction plans, specifications and cost estimates including material quantity calculations.
  • Development of conceptual and numerical models of the hydrological cycle
  • Perform watershed feasibility studies and conceptual designs to provide water quantity and quality assessments.
  • Developing water management plans, water management systems and water balance models
  • Provide support to a diverse team of professionals across multiple parts of the value chain.
  • Provide analysis of options for, and participate in the design of, water treatment processes.
  • Prepare documents summarizing work performed.

What you need to bring:

What you need to bring:

  • Prior experience in a similar role preferably in the renewable energy sector or complex environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Minimum 15-year experience in water resource management.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and developing teams with strong leadership skills
  • Detailed Knowledge of a range of water resource management tools and processes.
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in collaboration with other like-minded team members and adjacent project teams (also delivering a variation of the system).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong capability in adapting to multidisciplinary requirements in particular communicating a range of Water Resource Management concepts to a range of expertise.
  • Strong data management and manipulation skills, with excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Strong team skills and willingness to travel for short periods.
  • International water management experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience in water balance modelling, hydrological assessments and/or hydrogeological assessments is essential.
  • Experience with water system planning and infrastructure design and management.
  • Experience in water quality management and water quality processing is highly desirable.



  • Join a leading International Renewables Company in a full time, permanent position
  • Your chance to be involved in some of the world’s most iconic green energy projects
  • Gain experience working across a variety of different project portfolios

Anything Else?

Anything Else?

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Your consultant, Chris Mitchell is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

Account manager

Chris Mitchell
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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