First listed on: 11 June 2024

Senior Dams Engineer


Want to bring ideas to life?

As an engineer you’re no doubt aware of Aurecon – we’ve been a leading design, engineering and advisory company for decades. But why should you choose to join us?

Every project Aurecon delivers leaves a legacy. Every project has sustainability embedded in decision making. And every project is at the leading-edge of technical eminence.

But it really comes down to one, crucial question: what kind of world do you want to create for the next generation? Truth is, the decisions being made right now will determine the future of everything – from the local community to the entire planet. One of those decisions is: who do you decide to work for?

How will your ideas contribute to shaping what’s next?

In this position you will join our Land and Water business, where you will play an integral part as a Senior Dams Engineer in a team of highly skilled specialists that ‘bring ideas to life’ for our local and wider clients in the Energy, Resources and Water Industry sectors.

You will be involved with all aspects of dam projects, from project conception through to their safe operation and management. We know the work we do is vital in assisting our world’s economic development and it is the technical expertise and the depth of knowledge of our people that really sets us apart. Here are the key things you will do to ‘bring ideas to life’.

  • Applying your skills working on and managing dam projects over the full asset life cycle, covering site investigations, feasibility studies, design and analyses, construction support, and dam operation, as well as the development and implementation of dam safety management systems, including dam surveillance, safety reviews and risk assessments.
  • Participating in building and maintaining relationships with our industry clients, from proposal preparation to managing the financial and technical aspects in the delivery of small to large scale projects.
  • Working collaboratively across the business and with clients, bringing diverse skillsets together and innovation to complex problems

How will your future be shaped by us?

Joining Aurecon means you’ll be at the award-winning edge of innovation and sustainability. AFR ranked us Top 5 among sustainability leaders and Top 3 of all innovative companies in professional services. One Consult awarded us an innovative design award. Plus, we were Consult Australia’s large firm of the year.

You really can bring your whole self to work and be confident your voice will be heard. We don’t just claim we’re inclusive and innovative, it’s proven by the independent awards and accreditations we’ve gained. We’ve been recognised for our innovation culture, gender equality and our LGBTI+ inclusion. Plus, we have a robust Reconciliation Action Plan – our fourth edition since 2014.

On a personal level you’ll have access to flexible work hours, remote work, working holidays, part-time and job share options. You’ll also have – a learning programme 100% personalised to you and the option to build your technical mastery in the Aurecon Design Academy which earns you a Graduate Certificate in Design Management from the prestigious RMIT University. Plus, you’ll be supported on every step of your career journey with mentoring, learning and our Careers Hub. Outside of work, you’ll be further supported with competitive paid parental leave, cultural public holiday swaps, plus wellbeing support programmes.

What are we looking for from you?

You’ll have a genuine passion for re-imagining problems and continuous learning to help shape the future.

We value that each of our team members brings something different to Aurecon. We look for people who have had a broad range of experiences throughout their career and can demonstrate how they have worked as part of a team to bring ideas to life.

As well as experience in a similar Senior Dams Engineer role, You will also bring the following:

  • A civil engineering qualification, with relevant dam industry experience and an understanding of ANCOLD and State-based guidelines and regulatory practices considered very favourable.
  • Civil dams engineering background, with a thorough understanding of the dams geotechnical, structural and hydraulic engineering aspects, as well as dam safety management and risk assessment practices.
  • Well-developed communication and technical report writing skills, with the ability to present concepts to a diverse range of clients.
  • The drive to develop technical capability through managing project teams and mentoring of junior engineers, as well as participating and contributing at industry technical events and conferences.
  • Chartered Professional Civil Engineer and Registered Professional Engineer Queensland considered favourably

Think you know Aurecon? You may be surprised.

Aurecon’s strength has always been our people. It’s our people who build our shared purpose and bring ideas to life. It’s our people who imagine and co-create with our clients a better future for people and the planet.

Ready to bring ideas to life?

Then please apply. Remember, it’s you and how you bring ideas to life which are important. Your background, unique needs and individuality will be valued. Visit our website to learn more at

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