Senior Planning Engineer, Water

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Hobart

Type: Full Time

Posted: 01/06/2020


Job no: Q88RP

About us: 

With approximately 49,500 talented people globally and 5,400 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.

If you wish know whether you will like working with WSP and align with its Culture and Values, please visit our website

While we are a large global business, we aren’t tied down by bureaucracy. We strive to give our people the freedom and flexibility to make their own decisions, whether this is in their daily work or for progressing their career.

The Opportunity

The Senior Planning Engineer is responsible for investigating and developing infrastructure planning solutions for projects nominated by TasWater to improve customer outcomes. This will typically be through the preparation of memos or business cases.

What we'll love about you

This role is strategically important to our future growth and impact. We are looking for someone who has a can-do attitude, who is consultative, able to prioritise their work and get things done. The successful candidate will be a team player, and able to work with a range of stakeholders including influencing senior leaders.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering) or Equivalent. Chartered status CPENG & RPEQ (if applicable).
  • 10 years’ experience - Eligible to obtain Engineers Australia Chartered Professional Engineer status.
  • Proven experience successfully conducting options analysis for engineering projects, including financial, non-financial and risk considerations.
  • Demonstrated water and sewer engineering knowledge and experience in water utility sector or similar,
  • Experience in water/wastewater planning at either a master planning/detailed planning level.
  • Wastewater calibration experience.
  • Experience in the construction and manipulation of water and wastewater models, including the following platforms - SWMM, InfoWorks ICM, InfoWater, Water GEMS.
  • Maintain knowledge and appropriate technical standards, legislation, codes of practice and Australian standards.
  • Competent and experienced in providing key technical expertise across a broad range of projects.
  • Experienced in managing risk on substantial projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply safety in design processes on projects.
  • Have strong verbal communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to guide Safety in Design.

What we will offer you

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities

Inspired by Diversity, Driven by Inclusion…….

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.