Water Resource Specialist
About the Role
A Water Resource Specialist manages a wide variety of water resources related projects. They provide technical oversight on water management, water quality and water conservation. Key aspects of the role involve field sampling, data collection, technical analysis, and report writing. Their skills in data manipulation and analysis enable Water Resource Specialists to develop hydrologic, hydraulic and water management models. Water Resource Specialists research and develop water related policies, drawing upon their working knowledge of relevant legislation.
The diversity in Water Resource Specialist roles allows for a range of responsibilities depending on the organisation.
Water Resource Specialists can also be involved in infrastructure design, mining approvals, and environmental compliance and sustainability.
Key Industries for employment opportunities are: Environmental Services, Engineering, Management Consulting, Construction, Mining.
Salary Expectation: $91,000 – $135,000
Qualifications, Training, Licenses
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Water Resource Management or a related degree.
Post-Graduate Diploma or Masters’ degree in Hydrogeology (preferred).
Knowledge & Capabilities
Highly advanced communication skills to develop and maintain inter-discipline relationships, and client relationships.
Demonstrated experience with water resource modelling packages such as TUFLOW, MIKE, DRAINS, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), RORB, XP-RAFTS, URBS, XP-STORM, MUSIC, GoldSim, OpSim etc.
Strong numerical and computer skills with proficiency in GIS software.
Proven ability to prepare technical evaluations, specialist investigative reports and develop water supply assessments.
Proven ability to undertake detailed analysis, calculations and design.
Experience completing field evaluations and using field equipment.
Pathway - Formal
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Water Resource Management, or a related degree.
3-5 years of relevant water industry experience (preferably as a civil engineer or water resource, land use, or environmental planner).
Post-Graduate Diploma or Masters’ degree in Hydrogeology.