Project Engineer – Water Infrastructure

Melbourne Permanent / Full Time

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Recruiter :
Marc Hughes

Marc Hughes
  • Growing Project Management company, Inner Melbourne based, great perks!
  • Engineer water projects in gov't sectors, client/contractor-side, end to end
  • Base + Super + Phone + Flexible + CBD Location
The Company

This award-winning project management consultancy are experts in managing detailed medium and large sized construction projects that take place in challenging live and public environments specialising in local government, education, aged care, social housing, sport & recreation, and significant public transport infrastructure sectors.

They help clients to define their objectives, develop the project brief, and support the entire project lifecycle from inception, feasibility & business case development, to design, procurement, construction & project delivery in a collaborative approach.

The commitment to their clients is to deliver projects on time, on budget with a high attention to quality and safety and to ensure the identification of best practice methodology which underlines their determination to deliver innovative and sustainable design outcomes for clients and the intended end users.
The Role

We are seeking talented and experienced Project Engineers to work on projects in the areas of Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in engineering and project management within the government sector.

This role involves the development and delivery lifecycle of infrastructure projects, preferably on the client side, though contractor-side experience will also be considered.

You will play a key role in ensuring the successful execution of projects by providing technical expertise, managing resources, and coordinating with various stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Design:
  • Develop detailed project plans and conduct engineering analysis and feasibility studies.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project requirements and technical specifications.
Project Execution and Management:
  • Oversee the execution of engineering tasks, ensuring alignment with plans and schedules.
  • Monitor project progress, budget, and quality, coordinating with internal teams and external stakeholders.
Technical Support and Problem Solving:
  • Provide technical support and guidance to project teams and stakeholders.
  • Identify and resolve engineering issues, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.
Quality Assurance and Control:
  • Implement and oversee quality control processes, conducting site visits and inspections.
  • Address any non-conformities or quality issues promptly.
Health and Safety Management:
  • Conduct regular safety audits and inspections to identify and address potential hazards.
  • Promote a culture of safety awareness and adherence to protocols among project team members.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, government authorities, and utilities.
  • Facilitate regular project meetings and updates to keep stakeholders informed.
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including technical and progress reports.
  • Provide regular updates to senior management and stakeholders on project status and milestones.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in engineering and project management within the Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities sectors.
  • Experience in government sector projects, preferably on the client side.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in the water and utilities sectors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver results within scope, time, and budget.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering principles, project management methodologies, and tools.
  • Proficiency in engineering software and tools.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
Remuneration and Benefits
  • You can expect a collaborative and professional work environment with the opportunity for flexible work.
  • You will be supported in your ongoing professional development.
  • You will work alongside a growing team of highly skilled professionals who love what they do.
You will be rewarded with an attractive, competitive remuneration package commensurate with your experience, on the job mentoring and training, health and wellness initiatives and a career path progression plan.
The client office is based in the Melbourne CBD, with excellent amenities, easy vehicle and public transport access, with a hybrid work arrangement of office, client office and home.
This client is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
All applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.
If this sparks your interest, and aligns to your skills, we would like to know more about you, please apply via the link.
For further information about this exciting opportunity, please confidentially apply below on the link or directly on our website at

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