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Stormwater Team Lead

Resourceful Recruitment - South Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin

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  • An exciting leadership opportunity in a highly regarded consultancy
  • Be a part of a dynamic team culture with a solid project pipeline
  • A strong focus on innovation, technology & professional development

Join a forward-thinking, established consultancy & partner with key stakeholders to provide high-end solutions on an exciting pipeline of project work

The Company

Resourceful Recruitment has partnered with a leading, employee owned Australian water business. Our client has developed a strong reputation for achieving technical excellence in the delivery of engineering and scientific services, with a broad profile of specialised skills across surface water, groundwater, coastal, waterway management and ecology.

Based in Melbourne, you would join a close-knit team of industry leading professionals, where its clear staff are truly valued and an open, innovative, and supportive culture is encouraged. Here you will enjoy a variety of project work by supporting a diverse range of clients across a number of sectors, including Councils, water authorities, private developers, and operators.

Comprehensive, individually tailored professional development plans are provided, demonstrating their commitment to person-centric growth. They embrace sociocultural diversity in their workforce, and offer bespoke working conditions, catering for the challenges we experience during various stages of life.

Your Role

Due to recent project and panel wins and the continued growth of the national business the client is seeking an experienced Stormwater Professional to expand their leadership capability in their Melbourne Office. As a Senior or Principal-level Stormwater Engineer reporting to the Group Manager you will:

  • Lead and manage a diverse portfolio of hydrology and hydraulics projects
  • Attend and lead client meetings
  • Execute high-level report writing
  • Lead and support business development activities, including client liaison and proposal preparation
  • Provide input into business planning and strategy
  • Train, mentor and guide junior staff to assist in their professional development
  • Encourage cross discipline collaboration and work sharing between teams

There is scope for the successful candidate to take on a formal leadership role within the wider Stormwater group if desired. The national team consist of 10 water professionals, including water quality, flooding, and stormwater engineers and scientists. The leadership responsibilities can be in the form of people leadership, client management and/or technical direction.

Required Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will be a water professional who has:

  • A degree in civil / environmental engineering or relevant sciences
  • A minimum of 10 years post-graduate experience with previous consultancy experience desirable
  • High level of proficiency using industry-standard hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software packages (eg. MUSIC, RORB, SWMM and TUFLOW)
  • Experience using GIS, 12D and CAD software.
  • Proven experience in drainage infrastructure design and the development industry
  • Knowledge of the Victorian Planning Schemes and guidelines (development and drainage related)
  • Demonstrated report writing and verbal communication skills with the self-confidence to express technical arguments
  • Good client communication skills with an ability to talk about technical aspects to a non-technical audience
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills
  • Current Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (CPEng and/or RPEQ) – or eligible for
  • A strong desire to expand on their existing skills and advance their career

What’s on offer

  • A full-time, permanent position with an attractive salary package
  • Annual bonus based on company and team performance
  • Access to purchase shares in the business after a qualifying period
  • Work / Life Balance, Flexible hours, and Work Arrangements
  • Access to an expansive client portfolio across a variety of sectors 
  • Work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects both here in Australia and abroad
  • An opportunity to collaborate with some of the most respected and experienced engineers and scientists in the water and environmental sector in Australia
  • To be a part of a forward-thinking and innovative organisation that focuses on technology and digital transformation
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Join an award-winning business across Gender and Diversity

How To Apply?

To be considered, applicants must have full Australian working rights and follow the link below to upload a short cover letter and current resume (in word format).

To have a confidential discussion about this position or to learn about other exciting opportunities in the market, please contact Melanie Smith at Resourceful Recruitment on the details below;

Phone: 07 3214 3612
Email: [email protected]