Hydrologist

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Rockwater are currently looking for a hydrologist to join the team to work on existing water management projects across Western Australia.


  • Opportunity to work across a variety of projects

  • Professional membership included

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Professional and friendly culture


About Rockwater

Rockwater is a specialist hydrogeological and environmental consulting firm that has operated continuously for the past 47 years. Our firm is based in Perth, and is the largest specialist hydrogeological consultancy in Western Australia.


Rockwater is highly regarded for its scientific rigour and depth of experience, and is recognised as an industry leader in the development of sedimentary aquifer geothermal energy and managed aquifer recharge (MAR).


Rockwater is a passionate and energetic consultancy at the forefront of sustainable and innovative groundwater technologies. This, together with exposure to more traditional mining, state/local government, and private sector projects provides our staff with opportunities for a diverse range of stimulating and rewarding projects, and we offer competitive remuneration, opportunities for professional development and a supportive work environment. Rockwater is an equal opportunity employer.


About the Role

Rockwater has a vacancy for a Project Hydrologist with interests in developing his/her hydrological and environmental skills to join our team.


The successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop and apply their skills in hydrological and assessments assessments for a diverse range of projects and clients. The role will include conducting hydrological studies and flood assessments, design flood mitigation structures and develop surface water management plans. In addition, there will be opportunities to work on groundwater and environmental impact assessments.


The role will be well supported by senior staff, whilst allowing opportunities for autonomy. You will be provided opportunities for on-going training. The position is based in our Perth office, but some field work might be required.


About You

The successful candidate will have an appropriate tertiary qualification (including a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, earth sciences or equivalent), and preferably 3+ years’ experience as a Hydrologist.


You will also have previous experience with Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines and application of RORB software and other relevant analytical methods and computing packages, such as hydrology and hydraulic modelling software, Python programming and GIS Tools (QGIS/ArcGIS). Experience with packages such as TUFLOW and demonstrated ability to learn and apply new methods will also be highly regarded.


You will be able to work independently and as part of in-house and multidisciplinary teams. Previous consulting experience or hydrological field work experience in a similar role will be viewed favourably.


Expected Start Date: Immediate start

Employment Type: Full-time, although a Part-time position may be considered for suitable applicants


How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to common@rockwater.com.au.