First listed on: 11 February 2024

Lead Dam Engineer (Parramatta or Hunter Region)

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Lead Dam Engineer (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Location: We are open to having the candidate to be based in our Parramatta or Hunter Hub (Newcastle) office.

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range $144,550 - $173,475 base + super 
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide technical leadership in dam engineering to the Dam Engineers and the business, and provide specialist expertise and advice on comprehensive dam safety risk reviews, investigations, and portfolio risk assessments.
  • Review, validate and/or verify work outputs from Dam Engineers and consultants in accordance 
  • to the Dam Safety Management System (DSMS).
  • Provide in-depth specialist dam engineering support by keeping conditions of dams and risks they present under constant review; identify and measure / quantify new threats and lead the development of necessary improvement solutions.
  • Lead the development of strategies and objective studies for risk management options; support the prioritisation of dam safety investigations & studies projects for inclusion in the Dam Safety Investment Strategy.

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering, or other related engineering discipline as deemed appropriate, and eligibility for membership of Engineers Australia
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in dams engineering, with experience in engineering and design aspects on multi-disciplinary dam projects
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Australian and International codes and standards, safety policies and regulatory requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of dam & weir design, construction, operation, safety assessment and maintenance
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills to leverage teams’ capabilities to deliver good business outcomes

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we embrace the opportunity to integrate work into our life by having full ownership of our work week. We value getting the job done rather than looking at your work hours. 

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture: 

We communicate openly and honestly while maintaining respect for each other. This means we get things done. We understand that everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 3rd March 2024.

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