During our initial three years in Brisbane we have built a culture around our passion for extreme weather mitigation.  From extreme storms, floods, surges, waves and cyclones - we do it all. 

Building on these initial years we are now looking for the next generation of leaders.  We are searching for a Lead Flood Engineer  with 5+ years experience to join our team and work towards a senior or Team Leader position.  There are only two requirements; you have strong technical experience and an interest in innovation.  

Who we are looking for:

Expressions of Interest – Lead Flood Engineer

JBPacific is a team of scientists, engineers and innovators.  Our passion is in extreme weather management, from cyclones to tsunami, which we deliver from our office in Brisbane, Australia.  Our work includes catchment hydrology studies, flood investigations and modelling, waterway engineering and the development of sophisticated flood forecasting systems to help manage flood risk and weather-related hazards.


We have a new opportunity for a Lead Flood Engineer in Brisbane.


About you: This role would suit someone with over 5 years’ experience in hydraulic modelling, that is looking to work on a wide variety of flood risk management projects.  A demonstrated experience and a proven track record as a flood modeller is a requirement for the position.  As a senior appointment, the successful candidate will directly report to our Flood Risk Technical Director, and work towards a Principal Engineer or Team Leader role.


About us: JBPacific ( is part of the employee-owned global flood consultancy - the JBA Group.  We work as part of the international team of JBA Consulting (UK), JBA Risk (UK, Singapore and USA), and JBA Consult (Europe). We also support the JBA Trust, an independent charity that supports research in flood risk and resilience. As a member of the JBA Group we have access to an exceptional resource pool of over 600 people specialising in floodplain management, engineering and risk management globally.


The successful applicant will be based in our Brisbane office working on a range of national and international projects. JBPacific is focused on our people, ensuring that we support individual professional development and career aspirations. We have continued to grow throughout the COVID-19 period and have a continued need for enthusiastic people wanting to join our employee-owned business.  The other perks of working at JBPacific include access to a pool, gym, flexible working arrangements and our Employee Benefits Scheme.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A love for flooding and solving flood-related problems including coastal, estuarine and fluvial flooding assessments.

  • Demonstrated experience in a wide range of flood modelling packages including TUFLOW, HECRAS, URBS, XPRAFTS.

  • Five years’ plus experience in hydrological and hydraulic modelling.

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

  • Relevant engineering qualification.

  • Be a permanent Australian resident or hold an Australian working visa.


Desirable skills/experience

  • Project management experience and/or qualifications

  • Professional standing such as RPEQ and/or CPEng would be highly desirable

  • Additional academic qualifications, e.g. Master degree, PhD

  • Experience in GIS (QGIS, ArcMap) and coding (Python) desirable.


Employment Package

A competitive salary commensurate with experience is available, together with a staff benefits package.

JBP has a professional development programme provides the opportunity to enhance and update technical and management skills throughout your career. Each member of staff is allocated a personal annual training budget.


Further information and applications

Interested applicants are to get in touch with William Prentice, sending a CV and covering letter to  

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies please.



To find out more, see the information pack below (downloadable here) and talk to:

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