Water Resources Engineers - multiple levels


Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd


Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle & Sydney

Water Resources Engineers - Multiple Levels (Consultant, Senior Consultant, Associate Consultant)

…More than just an environmental consultancy

Eco Logical Australia (ELA) exists to empower employees and clients to make a difference. We pride ourselves as being Approachable Experts, who lead with science and technology to help our clients navigate complex projects, achieving the best possible outcome for them and the environment.

We are an Aussie consultancy with 220 environmental experts across 17 offices. ELA works within Tetra Tech's global operations group, made up of 49 individual specialist companies, as its Asia Pacific environmental experts. This mix of local and global services provides our people and clients with the benefits of a mid-size consultancy, and the security; resources; and opportunities of a global entity.

Our people are industry leaders - down-to-earth, passionate, talented and all-round nice people! We are proud of our equity standing within the Professional, Scientific and Technical industry, reporting statistics higher than average on the representation of women within our workforce (58%), and management positions (53%). ELA has been a long-standing ally with the WGEA gender pay gap initiative, and recently reported an industry leading 2% gender pay gap, making ELA one of the most progressive and equitable consultancies in the industry.

Our commitment towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion creates a place of belonging, and a safe workplace where people are respected for their contributions. This commitment builds on our foundational values of Listen First, Share your Genius, Be Courageous, and Feed the Culture

That's what truly makes us… more than just an environmental consultancy.

About the Opportunity

ELA's established Water Discipline is expanding its surface water capabilities, and we want to hear from Water Resource Engineers like you! We are a national group who work as one team to deliver projects collaboratively across Australia. You will work with ELA's hydrology group, other water scientists (hydrogeologists, aquatic ecologists, geochemists, water policy specialists), and ELA's range of scientists, to inform environmental outcomes for our clients.

Our national delivery approach allows for recruiting in multiple locations and at many experience levels. We are seeking motivated Consultants, Senior Consultants, and Associate Consultants to join our Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, and Sydney Offices. We work across multiple sectors such as renewable energy, resources, infrastructure, natural resource management, and sustainability.

Depending on your level of experience and career objectives. key responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Undertaking surface water investigations, flood studies, water balance modelling, stormwater drainage modelling, and associated technical reporting.
  • Liaise with clients, regulators, and/or internal and external project teams.
  • Collect, compile, present and evaluate/analyse hydrologic and hydraulic data.

About you

The successful candidates will be tertiary qualified in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or another relevant degree with:

  • Three years (Consultant level) to 10+ (Senior and Associate level) years' experience, specifically in hydrology and hydraulic modelling.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines (ARR 2019).
  • Ability to set up and run RORB and TUFLOW models in accordance with ARR 2019.
  • Working knowledge of GIS software including ArcGIS or QGIS, and the relevant plug-ins for pre- and post-processing of RORB and TUFLOW model data and results.
  • Experience in the preparation of technical reports on hydrology and hydraulic assessments.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a desire for learning new skills and professional development.
  • Is a strong communicator - both written and verbal.
  • Has excellent project management skills and a keen eye for detail.

We will offer you

This is an opportunity to join and contribute to the continued success of a strong team of water science and engineering professionals. We offer a competitive remuneration package in addition to a range of other benefits including work from home arrangements, professional development, opportunity to purchase up to 2 weeks of additional leave, an employee stock purchase program (NASDAQ TTEK), genderless 12-week paid parental leave, salary sacrifice into super, and health and wellbeing initiatives. Oh, and let's not forget the birthday leave benefit (that's right, you get an extra day off on your birthday!).

As an ELA employee, you will have the opportunity to work within and be supported by our global Tetra Tech group. Tetra Tech is a 28,000 employee consultancy work in over 100 countries, specialising in water science and water engineering. Tetra Tech's industry-leading One Water practice delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to support resilient water futures for our communities.


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