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  • Job reference: RMS0212303

Senior Hydropower Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/06/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/07/19)
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The Company:

My client is one of the world's most experienced specialist power and water consulting firms. Their impressive technical expertise is grounded in more than 100 years of experience contributing to the development, operation and maintenance of renewable energy and water infrastructure.

They pride themselves on always acting with honesty and integrity, placing an emphasis on innovation. They are a fun team that loves celebrating success and values the diversity of their teams and clients, with a commitment to sustainability, safety and work-life balance.

The Role:

Due to current workload and major national opportunities, my client is currently seeking a Senior Hydropower Engineer to work closely with other specialists in the team. This role can be based from my client's Melbourne or Hobart offices, where you will be involved in both local and international projects.


With a minimum of 5+ years' experience, your core function will be to provide professional expertise in the field of hydropower engineering, including:

  • Taking a leading role as a Senior Design Engineer and/or a Project Manager in providing comprehensive design services, including the development of new projects and refurbishment of existing projects
  • The role will have an emphasis on Hydropower and Pumped Storage engineering from civil, hydraulic, structural, and geotechnical/rock mechanic perspectives
  • Involvement in different design stages, including; site selection, conceptual design, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, detailed design, construction support and commissioning
  • Proactively collaborate with team members, contributors and stakeholders to maintain quality, timeliness and coordination of project deliverables
  • Apply project management principles in carrying out assigned tasks and accomplish project deliverables to the required standard in a timely manner
  • Provide mentoring to team members and be active in growing the organisation's capability
  • Use national/international contacts to obtain consultancy work for the organisation

The ideal candidate for this position will possess;

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline e.g BEng (Civil) or equivalent
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) as recognised by Engineers Australia (or actively working towards)
  • A Minimum of 5+ years' experience in the field of hydropower - both engineering and design
  • Design capabilities in different disciplines, including; civil, hydraulics, structural, geo-technics and rock mechanics
  • Exposure to investigation and design of hydropower and pumped storage schemes
  • Knowledge in planning, development, feasibility studies and implementation of hydropower and pumped storage projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment and be able to mentor less experienced team members
  • Experience in the management of small to medium scale projects
  • Familiar with relevant Australian Standards

For additional information or to discuss this opportunity further, Contact Melanie Smith at Fircroft on + 61 7 3233 2307

About Fircroft:

Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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