Senior Coastal Engineer

Stantec Australia

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Senior Coastal Engineer - ( 2300008G )


Senior Coastal Engineer

Melbourne, VIC

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role

Our established Coastal team provides effective and efficient delivery of coastal engineering services for public and private sector clients including coastal modelling, coastal process assessments and coastal structure design within Australia and across Asia Pacific. We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Coastal Engineer to join our team based in our Melbourne office with flexible working arrangements available including WFH. We are also flexible to consider other locations across Australia. We provide development in both a professional and personal sense and you will have an opportunity to forge a challenging and rewarding career path in a successful consultancy.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Managing key projects to ensure output is of a technically high standard

  • Leading coastal processes investigations (hydraulics, sediment transport and water quality)

  • Leading coastal infrastructure projects including feasibility studies, condition assessments, design of coastal structures and dredging studies

  • Overseeing numerical modelling to simulate oceanographic and coastal processes to support investigations including port, maritime and coastal infrastructure

  • Providing specialist advice and technical leadership to team members and clients

  • Building strong relationships with clients

  • Working closely with other environmental and water related disciplines to deliver projects

  • Site visits as required for project delivery

  • A commitment to being SaferTogether – looking out for the health and safety of ourselves and those around us at all times

To be successful for this role you’ll need:

  • Degree level qualifications in Engineering/Engineering (Coastal/Marine focus)

  • Demonstrated experience within the field of coastal/marine data collection, environmental assessment, coastal structure condition assessment, coastal processes investigations and coastal engineering design

  • Strong working knowledge of the various coastal and ocean modelling systems and their appropriate applications and strengths (such as Delft3D, Litpack, Mike, SWAN as well as relevant post processing skills using Matlab, Python or R)

  • Experience designing coastal structures such as breakwaters and groynes

  • Field experience using ADCP’s and other met-ocean equipment

  • Strong analytical, reporting and communication skills

  • An ability to work independently and within a team environment.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing. Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements - Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Degree level qualifications in Engineering/Engineering (Coastal/Marine focus)

Primary Location : Australia-Victoria-Melbourne

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 23, 2023, 11:59:57 PM

Req ID: 2300008G

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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