Seeking a Technical Director for Water and Flood Risk

We are growing. We have an opportunity for an experienced professional in water and flooding to help drive our business forward. You will be technically strong, a leader in the field, with passion and drive to develop business in new markets, to conceive and deliver new innovations, to manage client relationships and to nurture and lead staff.

Importantly you will need to think differently. The role is as you make it – you will have a degree of autonomy, scope to find a new direction and room build your own team. If you have ideas involving something new, or want to target a new market, we will listen. This could include developing new tools, undertaking new research, using our available global flood maps to work with different industries, working in developing countries, using drones to support our vulnerability assessments etc… lets make it happen.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunities and support you need to take your career to the next level. Your role will involve:

  • Developing a business plan to expand our water sector, which will include local, domestic and international work.

  • Supporting business innovation and business development across JBP and the JBA group.

  • Managing projects involving water. Depending on your speciality this could include flooding, hydrology, stormwater, catchment management, droughts and water balance projects.

  • Leading numerical modelling studies, including hydrology and 1D/2D hydraulic modelling.

  • Leading and developing the technical skills of less experienced colleagues.

  • Managing clients, projects and tenders.

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports.

Role requirements

The successful candidate would be based in our Brisbane Office. They should have a degree in Science or Engineering with at least 10 years’ professional experience in Australia. They will have extensive water-related experience, including some or all of the following: Flood studies, hydrology studies, stormwater assessments, impact assessments, flood risk management planning, work with the World Bank/Asian Development Bank/UNDP etc. They should be chartered or an RPEQ.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate self-motivation, personal organisation, and an ability and desire to innovate. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are essential. The ability and willingness to travel, including internationally, is important.

Non-Australian residents have a current and valid permit to work in the Australia.

Salary and benefits.

A competitive salary is available together with a comprehensive benefits package and profit share. We are committed to ensuring that all staff are able to work to their full potential. JBP sets aside $2,000 per person per year for their professional development and training.

Making an application

If you wish to discuss the post informally and confidentially, or to apply for the position, please contact Daniel Rodger: or call 0420 644 348.

Applicants will then be asked to send a covering letter explaining how you meet the role requirements, and a CV.

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies please. All Agencies should note that if JBP receives an application via other means - even if it comes after your first contact with us, there will be no contractual entitlement to an introduction fee or other fees. In sending us any applications you are deemed to have agreed to these terms.

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