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Lead Hydrotechnical Engineer

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 18743 

Job Category: Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


  • Become a core member of a professional, collaborative and inclusive team
  • Opportunity to specialise in mine related Projects for reputable, well-known clients
  • Well-appointed Brisbane location - flexible work arrangements available

The Civil-Hydro Group is a Hatch global practice providing civil engineering design expertise to Hatch's commodity-based business units. Our capability spans through the whole project lifecycle, comprising scoping, conceptual design, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, basic and detailed engineering, construction and project management.

Our Brisbane office is experiencing growth due to recently secured, high profile projects. We are seeking applications from Lead Hydrotechnical Engineers, ideally with a background in mine water management with demonstrated engineering and consultancy experience.

This is an exciting time of growth across our business and there will be an opportunity to further accelerate your career as you actively and successfully work with others to contribute to the growth of the practice and the wider Hatch communities.

The successful candidate will be required to lead the group in the following areas:

  • Support a range of mine water management-related studies and investigations (from study to construction stage)
  • Water Balance and Final Void Studies in mining related projects
  • Flood modelling of creek and river systems and overland flow paths
  • Support Hatch projects in any water management requirements
  • Support and mentor graduate and intermediate engineers
  • Provide technical guidance to the team
  • Deliver accurate technical documents and reports
  • Prepare proposals and bids and undertake business development activities to nurture existing and increase client database

Qualifications, experience and competencies required for this role:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Environmental Science
  • Extensive experience in a consulting environment
  • Experience in water resources assessments
  • Experience in catchment hydrology, hydraulics and Mine Water Management
  • Proficient in the use of hydrologic, hydraulic and civil design software
  • Experience in preparing technical reports and managing projects
  • Candidates holding RPEQ or CPEng will be highly regarded

This is an opportunity to join a professional, progressive organisation and become a part of an inclusive and supportive team. You will be able to network and share with colleagues locally, regionally and globally to achieve career success. 

To submit your application please click the "Apply" button above.
Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate.  If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know and we will do our utmost to accommodate. Hatch also supports and encourages a flexible workplace.  We offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks annual leave per year as part of our Purchased Leave Program.

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