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Join the team at eWater

Can you use your skills to make a positive impact for the water industry in Australia and beyond?

We are an Australian not-for-profit water management and technology company.  Through our eWater Solutions business arm, we offer capacity building, modelling tools and technical support in the water resource management sector in Australia and overseas.  eWater also manages the recently formed Australian Water Partnership, a DFAT-funded initiative that is bringing together the Australian water and development sectors to support countries in the Indo-Pacific region as they grow their water resource management capability. 

eWater Ltd (EWL) is the controlling company of two distinct, unincorporated businesses: eWater Solutions (EWS) and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP).  Each business has its own CEO and is operationally governed by a respective EWL Board Committee, whose role is to assist the eWater Ltd Board in the discharge of its responsibility to exercise due care and diligence in relation to the operational governance, business performance, financial reporting, legal and regulatory compliance and matters of risk.

EWL operates a Corporate Services Unit (CSU) which provides a range of business services to EWS and AWP, under a Corporate Services Agreement. The CSU also supports the governance operations of the Board and all committees (including the positions of Company Secretary and Public Officer).  The CSU is overseen by EWL Executive Director, Gary Jones, to whom this position reports

We are based in Canberra, with a dedicated team of water scientists, engineers, software developers and supporting staff. We are committed to creating a dynamic, open and innovative workplace, where highly creative people can do great things working together, and with our collaborating partners.

  • You will have broad skills relevant to the job advertised so that you can support our mission.
  • You must have an interest in science/environment, IT or professional services. You will have relevant experience drawn from working in a sciences or water organisation.
  • We need you to combine your skills with the can-do spirit of our teams. You will be persuasive and effective working in a positive team culture.
  • You will have a passion for what you do and the ability to focus and deliver results.

We welcome enquiries as well as applications for current openings below.


Current positions


C# Developer

Full-time, permanent position

What you get

  • A developer friendly environment with a lot of control over processes and tools
  • A lot of coding
  • An interesting and challenging domain
  • A high degree of automation
  • SCRUM with monthly builds
  • This job includes a requirement to travel, albeit infrequently

What you need

  • C# .net (or different object orientated language skills such as Java)
  • Ability to pick up abstract concepts quickly

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience with some of the tools / technologies we use: WPF, Mercurial, TeamCity, 
  • Jira/Confluence, ReSharper, Test Complete, WIX
  • Experience with GIS
  • Engineering / Maths / Science background

Applications:

Please email your CV to 


Catchments and Water System Planning Hydrological Modeller

Employment Type     Full-time, permanent
Location Canberra, ACT
Reports to Executive Manager, Source and Toolkit
Salary Range AU $85,000 to AU $95,000 plus 9.5% superannuation, based on experience and qualifications

Organisational Background:

The eWater software and modelling team strategically and operationally manages all products and services relating to Australia’s National Hydrologic Modelling Platform, eWater Source, the freeware site eWater Toolkit and the industry standard Water Sensitive Urban Design model MUSIC. 

Summary of Role:

We are seeking a specialist hydrological modeller to work in our growing team to help deliver project applications, user training and support across Australia and Internationally. Duties may include project applications, design and delivery of training courses, development of specifications for software modification, testing of software and models, and preparation of user manuals, scientific papers and reports.  The successful incumbent will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and be prepared to undertake international short-term assignments. Direct experience in the building and running of Australian-based water entitlements and allocation planning or operational models, while not mandatory would be a significant advantage. Experience in South-East Asia and/or South Asian IWRM projects highly desirable. 

Position requirements:

  • Professional competency, experience and academic qualifications in one or more of the following:-
    • River systems modelling (water entitlements and allocation management)
    • Hydrological modelling (River and Groundwater)
    • Catchment Process modelling including sediment and nutrient generation and transport.
    • Optimisation of Water Resources systems.
  • MEng, MSc or PhD preferred, or equivalent professional experience in a directly relevant discipline
  • An ability to work constructively with colleagues and stakeholders from a range of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally to undertake project work.

Desirable Attributes

  • International experience in directly relevant fields
  • GIS skills
  • Practical experience in Australian water management and modelling approaches
  • Strong water industry networks in Australia and/or internationally.

We are based in Canberra, with a dedicated team of water scientists, engineers, software developers and supporting staff. 

Applications:

Please submit applications with cover letter addressing all selection criteria and CV.  Any incomplete applications will not be considered.  For more information and submission please email careers@ewater.org.au


Principal Hydrologist-International River Management & Basin Planning

Employment Type Fixed term, 3 year contract
Location Canberra, ACT
Reports to Executive Manager, Source and Toolkit
Salary Range AU$120,000 to AU$150,000 plus 9.5% superannuation, negotiable depending on experience and qualifications
Relocation Assistance                   Will be provided to the successful candidate if required

Organisational Background:

The eWater software and modelling team strategically and operationally manages all products and services relating to Australia’s National Hydrologic Modelling Platform, eWater Source, the freeware site eWater Toolkit and the industry standard Water Sensitive Urban Design model MUSIC. 

Summary of Role:

The Principal Hydrologist - International River Management and Basin Planning will take a leadership role within the strong hydrological science and modelling team within eWater to build our profile as a leading river basin modelling organisation predominantly within South-East Asia. The role will contribute to innovative research and delivery to high impact external projects on regional water planning and integrated water resource management both within Australia and Internationally.  

Key Result Areas:

  • Ensuring eWater capability is comparable to other providers internationally among donor agencies (WB, ADB, CSR funding agencies) who are well appraised of eWater‘s value proposition.
  • Ensuring eWater is recognised as a key advisor to Australian Commonwealth and State Government Agencies and Local Governments involved in water management. Presentations and communications on sensitive or contentious issues tailored to target audiences.

Duties and Key Result Areas:

  • Identify Opportunities, Develop Submissions, Lead and Manage projects involved in the implementation and analysis of river system models using eWater Source with a focus on South-East Asia.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of eWater’s reputation.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that is regionally and internationally dispersed in the areas of integrated water resource management including; surface and groundwater interactions, water resource development, climate change impacts and socio-economic, ecological and gender outcomes.
  • Adapt and/or develop original experimental methods/software/concepts/ideas to support and further research and applications in integrated water resource management, hydrological sciences and best practice modelling.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of eWater’s Values, Health, Safety and Environment plans and policies, Diversity initiatives etc.
  • Other duties as directed.

Selection Criteria: 
Pre-Requisites:

  • Education/Qualifications: A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills, evidenced by high-level reporting, presentation and negotiation abilities, and the capacity to identify and influence critical stakeholders to gain support for contentious proposals/ideas.
  • Publications: A significant record of quality publications as primary author in highly relevant technical areas.
  • Behaviours: A history of professional and respectful behaviours and attitudes in a collaborative environment.

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated technical experience in developing water allocation models for basin planning applications using eWater Source or similar. That is, experience in modelling environmental and hydrological water processes such as habitat, fisheries, water storage, hydropower, irrigation demand, urban and industrial demands, water quality constituents and surface and groundwater interactions. Particularly requiring designing appropriate software functionality, and managing and working with large spatial and temporal scale datasets.
  • Evaluating the result of modelling scenario and baseline outcomes, combining with field data and stakeholder views to propose solutions and strategic approaches which enhance sustainability and minimise potential adverse environmental impacts.
  • Experience in developing strategic research initiatives and the expansion of research portfolio funding base. Specifically, demonstrated experience in undertaking business development in an R&D context with track record of funding.
  • Track record of successfully scoping large complex projects with demonstrated experience in designing and delivering project portfolios for impact. That is, a demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver strong science and impact, and ability to respond productively to changing requirements; including experience working with distributed teams and in developing countries, with a willingness to travel internationally.
  • Professional experience conceptualising and managing hydro-meteorological monitoring and database such as hydro-meteorological data quality control, (web-based) infographic and scientific data visualisation and publication.
  • Emerging international scientific reputation and a publication record in hydrology, groundwater and water resource management and related sciences, including influential contributions to the field of integrated water resource management; with particular reference to water use, distribution and sharing within large river systems. Application in modern river system modelling platforms such as eWater Source.

Other special requirements:

  • Appointment to this role may be subject to conditions including security/medical/character clearance requirements. Applicants who are not Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents may be required to undergo additional security clearance processes; which may include medical examinations and an international standardised test of English language proficiency (i.e. IELTS test).- http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx

Applications:

Please submit applications with cover letter addressing all selection criteria and CV.  Any incomplete applications will not be considered.  For more information and submission please email careers@ewater.org.au