Water Resources Civil Engineer

Water Resources Civil Engineer


  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 3 weeks ago



– BSc Eng (civil) / BEng (Hons) (civil).
– Preferably MSc or MEng in hydrology and hydraulics.


– Three to six years’ practical experience in work similar to that described below.


The applicant will be required to carry out hydrological analyses focussed mainly on, but not limited to:
– Acquisition and processing of hydrological data (rainfall, runoff, evaporation).
– Hydrological parameters (eg, MAP, MAE, MAR).
– Catchment delineation.
– Surface water runoff calculations (eg. MAR, Seasonal and dry weather flows, etc.) for site specific catchment areas.
– Flood peak runoff calculations (applying industry acceptable deterministic, statistical, empirical and dynamic modelling methods).
– Water balance analysis and modelling (principles of conservation of mass, including dam sizing).
– Reservoir and canal routing (dynamic water level analysis).
– Floodline determination.
– Surface water impact assessment.
– Flood risk and flood hazard assessment.
Experience in the development and assessment of water balances using GoldSim is a requirement for this position.


The applicant will be required to carry out hydraulic analyses and designs, focussed mainly on, but not limited to:
– Water surface backwater profiling (applying the principles to be used in floodline modelling).
– Flood attenuation (whether in reservoirs or upstream of culverts, applying the principles to determine the attenuated volumes, reduced release peak flows, etc.)
– Canal flow (applying hydraulic theory and principles for free surface flow)
– Spillway design (hydraulic design and optimisation with flood routing and attenuation calculations)
– Energy dissipating and erosion control structures.
– Dam break analysis.

Other skills:

The following additional technical and personal skills are considered important:
– Excellent understanding of surface water management.
– Working knowledge of legislation, regulations and guidelines pertaining to water management in the mining and industrial context.
– Excellent written and spoken English, including technical report writing skills. Good interpersonal skills, with ability to work, interact, communicate and contribute positively in a team environment.
– Demonstrated project management skills.

– General: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects, AutoCAD (Civil 3D)
– Programming / coding experience (Visual Basic, Python)
– GoldSim, PC-SWMM, UPFLOOD, HEC-RAS, WRSM2005, Flo-2D, QGIS/ArcGIS, Civil3D, ModelMaker.

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