Water Engineers

Perth ,WA
June 30, 2024
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About Us

Fortescue is an integrated green technology, energy and metals company. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives. Established in 2003, Fortescue is a proud West Australian company. Now, as we expand globally, we’re developing and acquiring the technologies our world needs to step beyond fossil fuels. To be truly innovative we must challenge the status quo. At Fortescue, we are always generating new ideas. We have accomplished what many judged as impossible: build a company from scratch to become a global leader in the mining industry. Now, we will do it again as we lead the way towards a greener mining future.

Our Opportunity

Join Our Talent Community: Water Engineers

Are you passionate about making a difference in the workplace? Are you looking for an opportunity to leverage your expertise in Water Engineering to drive organisational success?

If you would like to register for future opportunities across our Perth and Pilbara operations, please submit your application.

Work Location: We have opportunities based locally in Perth OR across Fortescue’s Pilbara locations

Roster: Monday to Friday – Perth-based OR 8D/6R or 4D/3R – FIFO ex Perth, Busselton, Broome, Karratha, Port Hedland, Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra  

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support, in a planning capacity, to project delivery, operations and mine planning in relation to surface water and water systems infrastructure at our operational sites
  • Raise awareness of flood risk and surface water management to all stakeholders, and facilitate annual wet season preparedness activities
  • Undertake technical analysis to support the investigation, approval and development of new mining studies. This includes hydrology and waterways hydraulic modelling for flood impact assessment, flood risk review for bulk earthworks and mine infrastructure development
  • Provide water systems and surface water inputs to multidisciplinary stakeholders to achieve key objectives across various stages of project development including scoping study, prefeasibility study, feasibility study, detail design, construction and operation
  • Work within multidisciplinary teams to scope project approval requirements and deliver surface water technical inputs in support of these
  • Prepare materials for use in stakeholder consultation activities
  • Attend site when required to execute surface water investigations, monitoring programs and participate in other site-based activities such as stakeholder consultation
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with all aspects of water engineering management and contribute to knowledge building and awareness

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or other relevant discipline
  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Understanding of catchment hydrology, river hydraulics, flood modelling, and use of modelling tools/software (TUFLOW and RORB) and supporting spatial GIS tools/software
  • Excellent report writing skills including experience using Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
  • Strong communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Effective time and project management skills
  • Western Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Understanding of approvals relating to surface water management in mining in WA
  • Experience in the development and execution of surface water monitoring programs and undertaking in-field catchment investigations
  • Civil drainage design understanding and experience in Civil Design software
  • Understanding of water infrastructure systems, pipes and pump design

Our Commitment

Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 

Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.