Jacobs Principal Water Engineer in North Sydney, Australia

Principal Water Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. We specialise in architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and consulting. Our client portfolio includes industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Due to the ongoing success of our Water and Waste Water design and consulting business, we are looking for a passionate and driven Principal Water/Wastewater Treatment Engineer to join our highly respected team in Sydney.

As the Principal Water/Wastewater Engineer, you will bring technical expertise in the area of waste water strategy and design, assist to expand the Jacobs wastewater treatment team and service numerous clients.

This role will be suited to someone who possesses a solid work career in the water and waste water industry, is well networked and enjoys building relationships with internal and external clients.

Your strategic thinking and communication skills will see you influencing outcomes, providing clear and effective team leadership and delivering successful projects. Over and above your immediate responsibilities you will also be expected, as a senior member to take a key role in growing the water and waste water treatment business in the region, manage bid processes, win and deliver work and take a primary role in coaching, mentoring and developing team members, including knowledge transfer.

About you

To be considered for the role, you will have the following attributes:

  • Relevant qualifications would be required;

  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in water/waste water;

  • A solid understanding of the market (preferable but not essential, candidates from outside of Sydney are encouraged to apply!);

  • Proven ability to identify and secure opportunities from across the water/waste water sector including public and private clients;

  • Proven delivery record including the ability to analyse and interpret situations and problems, and develop appropriate solutions relating to water/waste water management and infrastructure;

  • Strong presentation skills and a high level of technical writing skill;

  • Ability to work within a team to deliver a variety of strategic and technically challenging waste projects;

  • Ability to manage commercial aspects and delivery for key projects;

  • Ability to support team members to reach their full potential through training, coaching and mentoring; and

  • Proven experience in a technical leadership role providing technical advice to team members.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we offer rewarding careers with ongoing development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and a culture that is collaborative and inclusive. We believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing, from global virtual teams to local work sharing options. The Jacobs’ Water team is a tier one detailed design engineering consulting firm.

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Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-North Sydney

Req ID: EAS0000OZ