Principal Hydrologist


Water Technology Pty Ltd


Adelaide, SA

Salary etc:

Up to $130,000 p.a.

Water Technology is an employee-owned Australian water business. We have strong reputation for technical excellence in the delivery of engineering and scientific services, with specialised skills across coastal and marine, hydrogeology, hydrology, and hydraulics, integrated water management, geomorphology, environmental planning, civil and environmental engineering. We are dedicated to work that improves communities and the environment, by combining science, engineering, and practical design.

Water Technology is an inclusive employer. We recognise individual differences, embrace individual strengths, and look for opportunities for everyone to achieve their full potential. We aspire for each employee to become industry gurus and encourage staff to leverage 'being an insider' and access the company network to become a thought-leader.

The Opportunity

We seek an experienced Principal Hydrologist for our Surface Water team in Adelaide; a specialist in the Floodplains, WSUD, or Stormwater sector, to help grow our existing Adelaide operation. Key responsibilities include:

  • Subject matter expert for the team and clients.
  • Delivering high quality expert advice and managing stakeholders internally & externally.
  • Tendering, performance and delivery of hydrological and hydraulic modelling studies.
  • Opportunities to manage a team to deliver exciting and innovative technical projects with support from other teams as needed.
  • Acting as the team lead for shared group projects across the business.

Setting you up for success:

  • Demonstrated experience in a water related discipline (preferred chartered engineer with 5+ years post grad experience).
  • Consulting or project management experience.
  • Experience in leading and mentoring a team with significant teamwork skills and a strategic and collaborative approach.
  • Established relationships in the water industry in South Australia will be highly regarded.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with technical expertise.
  • Advanced technical skills in hydrology and hydraulic modelling would be an advantage, including flood (TUFLOW, MIKE) and hydrologic (RAFTS, URBS) modelling packages (although you might not be using these every day.

Benefits for you:

  • We value your input and hence you have the opportunity to work on projects across Australia.
  • We a hybrid working model so you can balance office time and working from home.
  • Access to a diverse community of environmental consultants: opportunities for mentoring, coaching and professional development on day one of your onboarding.
  • Access to and collaboration with industry experts.
  • Share the passion: since we are employee-owned, all staff have an opportunity to buy shares in the company.
  • Generious bonus structure.
  • Monthly recognition prizes.

Water Technology is proud to contribute to the increasing diversity of the Australian workforce. Supporting equity and diversity means supporting opportunities for all candidates to find suitable employment. As an inclusive recruiter and employer, we recognise individual differences, embrace individual strengths and look for opportunities for everyone to achieve their full potential. Our recruitment upholds the principles of merit and equity, and we welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ and mature age workers.


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