Water Resources Modeller


  • Contribute to innovative research and delivery to high impact projects
  • Work with internationally recognised scientists in world-class facilities
  • Join the Basin Management Outcomes Program at CSIRO

The Position

In this role as Water Resources Modeller you will be part of a strong hydrological science and modelling capability within the Basin Management Outcomes Program of Land and Water. You will contribute to innovative research projects and delivery to high impact external projects on regional water planning and integrated water resource management science both within Australia and Internationally.

A key component of this position is to collaborate in scientific activities with other research staff by undertaking or assisting with experimental work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work. As part of this, you will be involved in providing consulting services, and industry liaison for projects that deliver impact locally and outside Australia. The primary function is to support and promote CSIRO's research capability for the benefit of Australia's economy, society and/or environment through strategic partnerships with industry.

Location: Black Mountain, ACT
Salary: AU $80K - AU $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Job reference: 52444

To be successful you will need:

  • A Master’s Degree in hydrology, water science, or similar or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated technical experience in water resource modelling, especially for basin planning applications with a focus on developing water allocation or river-system models. That is, developing models that incorporate water storage, hydropower, irrigation demand, urban and industrial demands and surface and groundwater interactions to support regional decision-making.
  • Experience developing custom software and scientific models for challenging problems (e.g. low flow and data poor) that involves refining the environmental processes represented. Particularly where progress required programming and working with large datasets that cover large spatial and temporal scales and where projects involved data and code management using advanced statistical techniques to understand model sensitivities and methodological uncertainties, where use of High Performance Computing is required.
  • Experience undertaking regional spatial analysis and/or remote sensing to inform environmental model development including the presentation of time-series of results.
  • An emerging reputation and a publications in hydrology, water resource management and related sciences, including contributions to the field of integrated water resource management; with particular reference to water use, distribution and sharing within large river systems.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position description

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more here! Balance

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

How to apply: please submit your resume and cover letter, as ONE document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements.

Applications Close: 10:00pm AEDT, 3 June 2018

posted: 04 May 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.