First listed on: 25 March 2024

Dam Engineering Officer - Local Water Utilities

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Dam Engineering Officer - Local Water Utilities (Full-Time, 24 Months Max Term) 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. 

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 $103,928 - $114,324 base+ super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide technical input and support for the dam safety services program to deliver projects and activities to increase Local Water Utilities (LWU) compliance under the dam safety regulation.
  • Participate in and record dam safety risk workshops, facilitated by WaterNSW, leading to delivery of dam safety risk assessment reports to LWUs and liaise with LWUs to collect and review information and studies on dam design, construction and performance for use within risk assessment. 
  • Undertake risk assessment calculations and prepare summary reports for submission to the LWUs, following the methodology in ANCOLD’s 2022 guidelines on risk assessment. 

What we are looking for:

  • Engineering or scientific degree in Civil / Geotechnical /Structural / Hydrology Engineering from a tertiary institution, with proven experience in the Dams industry. 
  • Understanding of the NSW dam safety regulation and its requirements and understanding of ANCOLD guidelines on Risk and ANCOLD guidelines on Dam Safety Management.   
  • Solid written and oral communication skills with capacity to communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary professionals and project team members, and to provide reports. 
  • Nice to Have: Understanding of principles and practices of dam design, construction, safety surveillance and maintenance, and the statutory and institutional framework for dam safety management. Knowledge of design & construction of other similar retaining wall structures would also be considered.

How we will support you:

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

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:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

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 7th April 2024.

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