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Jacobs Associate Surface Water Engineer in Brisbane, Australia

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

A career at Jacobs provides you with the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole. With a huge and growing focus on digital solutions and delivery, our water business provides the full spectrum of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management.

With a workforce of 55,000 operating across much of the globe, we leverage our Solutions and Technology framework for the technical development of our staff and to bring globally innovative ideas to solve our client’s challenges.

On top of the exposure to challenging projects and career development opportunities, we offer competitive remuneration packages and multiple staff benefits such as paid parental and partner leave, purchase leave, and mental health & wellbeing programs, to name a few.

We are passionate about inclusion and are working hard to learn and do better every day to provide a respectful and inclusive workplace for all people.

Here at Jacobs we also support a plethora of flexible working practices such as flexible start/end times, job share arrangements, working from home, and part-time arrangements.

About the role

We are looking for an Associate Surface Water Engineer to help us deliver flooding elements of a strong pipeline of work on high profile and challenging projects that span natural resource management to major infrastructure design.

The responsibilities of the role include:

· Manage projects, ensuring on-time, cost-effective delivery and client satisfaction.

· Communicate technical information effectively to diverse audiences.

· Win work, including cost estimation, proposal writing, and client relationship management.

· Provide technical leadership and mentorship to project and discipline team members.

· Support innovation within your technical field.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

· Approximately 10 years’ experience in the water resources industry

· Strong technical knowledge and proven experience in flooding water resources assessments including infrastructure design.

· Relevant Engineering degree (or equivalent) and relevant industry Chartership/Accreditation, ideally RPEQ.

· Competency in industry standard flood modelling and GIS packages including TUFLOW, RORB, URBS, Infoworks ICM, MIKE products and QGIS.

· In-depth knowledge of Australian guidelines, including working experience with ARR2019

· Sound market knowledge, the ability to build strong client relationships, and the acumen to identify, bid, win, and deliver water sector projects.

· Ability and willingness to guide and mentor team members.

· Successful candidates will have an inclusive mindset and enjoy collaborating across geographies as part of diverse teams.

· Be open-minded and willing to adapt with change and transformation.

· Demonstrate a passion for waterways.

Why join us?

  • Attractive salary

  • Flexible working practices such as flexible start/end times, job share arrangements, working from home, part time arrangements

  • We are a friendly, inclusive and culturally rich team; we feature 40% multilingual team members; as a section we have a gender split of 40% male: 40% female:20% flexible

  • Industry-leading Parental Leave For All policy

  • Career progression through the Technologist Career Framework

  • Support for technical excellence and innovation

  • Access to innovation funding and awards for demonstrating Jacobs' shared values: doing things right, challenging the accepted, aiming higher, and living inclusion.

  • Join a team with strong client relationships (Sunwater, Brisbane City Council, ARTC), large joint ventures (Cross River Rail, Bruce Highway Upgrades, VFMRP), and involvement in various other nationwide and international projects.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions, we're committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we've gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

We're the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6th consecutive year, we've been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia). In New Zealand, we're a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. In Australia, our Reconciliation journey continues to be a considerable focus across all levels of the Jacobs community as we progress our Innovate level Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we're inclusive, we're more connected, and if diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

No matter what drives you, you'll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We're an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are invited to nominate a cultural representative to participate on the interview panel; please let your recruiter know in your application.


Please contact the team if you require support or reasonable adjustments regarding our recruitment process (for example, you need the application form in a different format).

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Jacobs, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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