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Job Description


Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.Your primary role as the Dams Engineer will be to:

  • Provide engineering design for large dams and hydro-power projects
  • Delivering successful project outcomes
  • Mentoring and developing of junior team members.
  • Actively participate in client relationship management, business development, development of proposals, reports and technical analysis.
  • Building GHD’s profile in dams and hydro-power
  • Securing project opportunities for the team

Experience required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in large dams engineering
  • Developing industry profile through participation in professional associations
  • The technical experience and skills specific for this position include:
  • Developed skills and understanding of dam design for large dam and hydropower structures
  • Knowledge of design of a broad range of dam types, including embankment and concrete dams
  • Knowledge of a broad range of elements which may include spillway design, dam design, design of outlets and intake towers, hydropower facilities, dam safety and risk assessments and construction phase experience.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplined teams, including geologists, structural engineers, hydraulic engineers, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Working knowledge of relevant Canadian and USA standards, industry guidelines and current industry practices
  • Ability to work with a growing international team and provide mentoring of junior staff.
  • Project and time management experience, including preparation of budgets, work programs, proposals, tenders, technical submissions and reports.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, strong written and verbal communication skills in English along with an ability to work well with a variety of clients.
  • A commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace

What we expect of you:

  • Provision of engineering design, documentation and reports for new dams, upgrading of existing dams and hydropower projects.
  • Ability to work independently on tasks with limited supervision
  • A willingness to travel both nationally and internationally as required for projects,
  • Provide dams and hydropower design advice during construction
  • Completion of tasks for multiple projects within budget, to committed programs to support the timely completion of projects
  • Contribution to the preparation of successful proposals to clients
  • Ongoing compliance with GHD’s Quality, Environmental Management and Occupational Health Safety & Rehabilitation Systems
  • Clear, concise reports and presentations for clients
  • Build internal and external relationships and assist in development of GHD’s dams and hydropower business


  • Professional Engineer designation
  • Post graduate qualifications will be favourably regarded

As a diverse and inclusive organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.#LI-TW1


Why GHD? Being the best we can be is in our culture.  
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.    Our commitment to you Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.   Who we are We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.