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The importance of water to the health of our world can’t be overstated.As the frequency and intensity of floods, droughts and storms increases, the water industry must continue to build resiliency and lead from the front.Together with our clients, we are thinking and doing things differently to help pre-empt and prepare for what's next. Be a part of this dynamic and committed team of diverse water specialists and drive change for your community.Who are we looking for?An excellent opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Dams Engineer to join our Dams and Tailings team, based at either of our Townsville or Cairns offices. This exciting role will allow you to develop your career while working with a highly capable and dynamic team.
Our Dams team is fast growing and are leaders in the industry, employing over 100 dams engineers in Australia alone and with growing international capability. GHD has an exciting pipeline of major dam and pumped hydro projects across Australia and New Zealand. A rare opportunity to join a team of dedicated Dams professionals in an established team and regional location. Be part of the wider GHD network, renowned within the industry both nationally and internationally, to deliver Dams projects..Working with an energetic and high performing team, this position offers a variety of work and will see you involved in:

  • A broad range of dams projects including both water dams and tailings dams for a variety of uses including municipal, mining, agriculture and hydropower, particularly throughout Northern Australia.
  • Providing technical delivery, with a focus on geotechnical, structural and/or design management skills, which may be applied to dams and tailings project in particular.
  • Actively participate in client relationship management, business development, development of proposals, reports and technical analysis.
  • Mentoring and developing of junior team members.
  • Opportunities to develop client relationship and business development skills under mentorship from team leaders, market leaders, senior engineers etc.

What you will bring to the team:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in dams engineering.
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Civil) or higher qualifications.
  • Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) status or equivalent Chartered Engineer status, or working towards or equivalent chartered status.
  • 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.

Interested? Apply online now.
Contact Hennie Coetzee
T +61 7 3316 3379.GHD is an equal opportunity employer, and we want everyone to be able to fully participate in our recruitment process. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of all identities.GHD embraces hybrid work arrangements to create a work environment focused on well-being, flexibility and productivity where our people can thrive. This supports the diverse needs of our workforce while balancing the benefits of remote working with the value of face-to-face collaboration in the office.We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.#LI-HC1


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At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.That’s why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today. See where your commitment could take you.
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GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It’s what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity’s most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come.  

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