Associate/Technical Director Hydrology and Hydraulics

Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Just imagine your future with us…

At Aurecon we see the future through a very different lens. Do you?

Innovation, eminence and digital are at the heart of everything we do.  Are you excited about the future?

Are you driven by the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and complex projects around the world and to learn from the best? We are.

Diversity is at the core of everything we do. We work together to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness. Our differences are what fuel our creativity.

We embrace flexible working and are always open to discussing your individual needs so that you get to create your own experience with us.

What will you do?

In this position you will join our Hydrology and Hydraulics team in NSW, as part of our ANZ Water group. There you will play an integral part in a team of highly skilled specialists that ‘bring ideas to life’ for our clients across all types of infrastructure  projects. Recent examples include flooding and drainage assessments for the Rankin Park to Jesmond Inner City Bypass, Parramatta Light Rail and Western Sydney Airport; as well as Dam Break and Water Balance studies for Hunter Valley Power Stations and Mines.

Our NSW flooding team – with staff in Newcastle and Sydney - is well established and delivers good outcomes on challenging projects which are predominantly transport focussed, but with growing demand in water and energy. The team collaborates across ANZ including other flooding teams, drainage teams and water resources advisory teams. A Practice Leader drives the Waterways, Flooding and Drainage community in Aurecon globally.

The aim of this role is to provide an enhanced focus on delivery excellence for high profile infrastructure projects across NSW. The role will include hands on delivery. The right candidate will also provide mentoring and leadership for the further growth of our eminent, innovative and digital NSW flooding team.

We know the work we do is vital in assisting our world’s economic development and, it’s the technical expertise and the depth of knowledge of our people that really sets us apart. Here are the key things you will need to have in order to ‘bring ideas to life’.

·         Leading technical expertise in hydrology and hydraulics and a passion to develop it in others.

·         Capability to lead the delivery of flood modelling, and other hydrology and hydraulics assessments including on major transport projects.

·         Proven performance or aptitude in;

o   managing a team of professionals

o   collaboration with other teams and disciplines

o   developing delivery improvements and knowledge sharing

o   managing scope, schedule, cost and quality on projects

o   liaising with internal and external clients

o   contributing to opportunity pursuits and proposals

·         Good knowledge of and ability to use relevant software including:

o   1D & 2D flood modelling software - TUFLOW, HEC-RAS

o   Hydrologic modelling software - RAFTS, RORB, URBS

We know today’s complex challenges can only be solved through bringing together diverse teams of people from across our business, so there will be opportunities for you to apply your skills and creativity to projects in other geographies and markets.

What can you bring to the team?

Firstly, you will share our genuine passion for re-imagining engineering and be someone that actively pursues continuous learning to help shape the future. You will also need a relevant technical qualification.  

Our Aurecon Attributes describe the types of people we bring together for clients. We don’t expect you to have all eight of the attributes, but one that is unique to you.

Finally, we value that each of our team members brings something different to Aurecon. We look for people who have had a broad range of experiences throughout their career and can demonstrate how they have worked as part of a team to bring ideas to life. Does that sound like you?

About us

We’ve re-imagined engineering.

Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it!

For a start, our clients’ ideas drive what we do. Drawing on our deep pool of expertise, we co-create innovative solutions with our clients to some of the world’s most complex challenges. And through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we work to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We listen deeply and intently, which helps us see opportunities, possibilities and potential that others can’t.

Think engineering. Think again.

Want to know more?

You can learn more about what it’s like to work at Aurecon by visiting the careers section of our website.

If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, then we want to hear from you. Apply now!