Seeking a senior coastal engineer

Jeremy Benn Pacific (JBP) are a group of scientists, engineers, hydrologists, meteorologists and software developers. We provide investigations, modelling, engineering and forecasting services to assist our Clients in managing weather and climatic risks and opportunities.

We are growing and are currently looking for a Senior Coastal Engineer to join us in Brisbane.

If you desire to create bespoke design solutions which work with nature, we are looking for your coastal technical knowledge and ability to manage projects to assist us in delivering a range of coastal and maritime projects. You will undertake marine and estuarine numerical or physical modelling studies as well as concept and detailed design of coastal and marine civil structures (seawall, breakwaters, reclamation, dredging, etc.). Recent and ongoing projects being delivered include:

  • Field data collection and analysis

  • Design of coastal and maritime structures

  • Coastal hazards, waves, tides, erosion and morphological modelling

  • Economic appraisals and cost-benefit assessments

You must be a self-starter, capable of working to a high technical standard. The successful applicant will be based in our Brisbane office. As a senior appointment, the successful candidate will develop numerical modelling and design with the assistance from our scientists and engineers. You will directly report to our Coastal Technical Director.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A desire to work on multi-disciplinary projects, including integrated coastal, estuarine and flood-risk assessments, as well as disaster management

  • Demonstrable operational experience in a wide range of coastal modelling and design packages

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Relevant degree(s) to coastal engineering (including a Bachelor of Civil Engineering)

  • Five-years experience in coastal structure design and numerical modelling

  • An Australian working visa

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in Python and/or another programming language

  • Project management qualification

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

  • Professional affiliations such as RPEQ, CPEng

  • Coastal Management, Coastal Environment and/or Coastal Planning experience

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 Gildas Colleter, sending a CV and covering letter to


No unsolicited CVs from Agencies please.

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