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Water Resources Engineer

  • Pin (2)7 Tomlins Street, South Townsville QLD, Australia
  • Union - Yearly
  • Group (22) Engineering , Engineering Civil/Structural , Natural Resources - Water

Posted : 13/05/24
Applications Close :18/05/24

Start here. Grow here.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Providing sustainable water solutions for a better world. 

For decades AECOM has been providing water system services throughout ANZ with a focus on emerging technology and innovation. We are industry leaders in flood risk management as well as the full range of infrastructure and service planning, design, and construction.

Public and private municipal companies call on our experience to help them protect public safety and the environment through the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure solutions.

We work closely with clients to provide water solutions that contribute to liveable and water sensitive cities, reduce cost and impact and use new technology in treatment processes.

AECOM is one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Our Water team in Townsville is growing and we currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Water Resources professional to join AECOM.

Join an industry leading team in the delivery of water resources projects, particularly in the areas of flood risk management, nature-based solutions, mine water management, water quality assessments and major infrastructure.

AECOM’s Townsville office has over 70 employees across a range of technical disciplines. This role presents an opportunity to fast-track your skills, working with a variety of specialists across the business. Gain an unparalleled blend of technical, project management and commercial skills from the opportunities afforded from a regional office whilst working for a truly connected global consultancy.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Work on flood assessment projects, stormwater management plans, mine waste management projects.
  • Support water sensitive urban design, drainage design and hydraulic design for civil works.
  • Work on projects in the local region as well as across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
  • You will be supported in obtaining your CPEng and RPEQ if you are not already accredited and receive strong mentoring and support to progress your career.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes, you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant Engineering discipline & RPEQ/CPEng (or working towards)
  • Working knowledge of ARR2019, TMR Drainage Manual, and QUDM;
  • Ideally, demonstrated experience with water resource modelling packages such as TUFLOW, MIKE, DRAINS, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), RORB, XP-RAFTS, URBS, XP-STORM, MUSIC, GoldSim, OpSim etc.
  • Experience with 12D design & GIS software
  • Experience developing flood studies and ideally, water balance models
  • CFD modelling skills using software packages such as Flow-3D or OpenFoam – highly regarded.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write high quality technical and non-technical reports.

Additional information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses.  Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://aecom.com/au/our-vision-for-reconciliation/.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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