Graduate Surface Water Engineer

Brisbane, Australia/Remote
Added: April 4, 2024
Who We Are

FloodMapp is a rapidly growing technology company with the important mission to build a safer future. Flooding is the costliest natural disaster, causing billions in damage and taking thousands of lives across the globe every year. FloodMapp delivers real-time flood intelligence to emergency managers, supporting them to prepare, respond and recover from flood events. We work with asset owners to prevent damaged streamline recovery efforts to keep lights on and roads open. We work with government agencies to improve safety and save lives through targeted evacuations, road closures and swift water rescue. In the face of a changing climate, we help communities adapt, to increase resilience, and recover from disasters.

At FloodMapp, people are our main focus, because hard problems require an exceptional team. As a diverse team, we value empathy, integrity, accountability and communication. Everyone learns from each other. Everyone is passionate about solving a growing global problem and making a global impact. We all work to build a safer future. We believe that the unique ideas brought from all of our amazing team is one of the keys to our success. To create an inclusive and diverse culture, we welcome, encourage and celebrate applicants of any race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

Your Roles & Responsibilities

You’ll be working within our Flood Operations team to create and deploy real-time flood models across Australia and the United States to support flood events. You’ll monitor flood operations and advise emergency managers across government and critical infrastructure. You’ll help provide training and education to our customers about how to interpret flood intelligence results so that they can make better decisions, in real time. You’ll work with industry-standard technologies to build benchmarking models, but you’ll also be exposed to new cutting edge technologies. You’ll learn how to use python to accomplish complex tasks easily. You’ll learn SQL to allow you to access surface water records spanning hundreds of years, a dozen agencies, and two continents.

This will not be consulting work. There are no timesheets, and you’ll be continually learning and solving big challenges.

You will spend your day

  • Developing hydraulic models
  • Developing hydrology models
  • Calibrating and validating hydrology and hydraulic models
  • Generating validation and calibration reports
  • Monitoring real-time model performance during flood events

Your Skills & Background

We would love for you to have

  • Currently studying or have recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 0-1 years’ experience within the surface water, water resources, or flooding field or relevant practical placement or vacation experience
  • An understanding and comprehension of hydrological and hydraulic investigations for urban and rural catchments
  • Interest or experience in flood modelling
  • Interest or skills in hydraulic and hydrological modelling software packages.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Willing to learn from other colleagues.

It’s not required, but would be great if you have

  • Experience with QGIS and/or ArcGIS Pro / Online
  • Experience with 2D modelling (e.g. HEC-RAS or TUFLOW)
  • Experience with Python

Who We Look For

We believe that the unique ideas from all of our amazing team members are key to our success. We believe that we need great talent to solve the world’s toughest challenges.


FloodMapp is a highly dynamic startup environment, so there will be a great deal of agility required. You should be comfortable with rapid, continuous problem-solving. Working on large scale problems with novel approaches to solve huge global challenges requires talent, teamwork and determination. We’re looking for someone passionate about solving very real and very serious problems at scale. We’re looking for someone with a mature, professional attitude and work style. We want people with:

  • Ambition, drive and opinions
  • Autonomy, and self-direction
  • An ownership attitude
  • Curiosity and a growth mindset
  • Great communication skills
  • Humility and respect with the ability to excel in a team environment
  • The passion to create a safer future
  • We like people like you.

Now the important stuff...Your Pay & Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible and hybrid working options
  • Fantastic end-of-trip facilities including secure bike racks, lockers, shower and change facilities including towel service
  • Bonus paid day of birthday leave each year
  • Bonus two paid days of reboot leave each year to promote mental & physical health
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Team events & celebrations
  • Free Aeropress coffee (don’t worry the team will show you how to brew it)
  • Never ending fruit and snacks in the office
  • We’re based in The Precinct with the QLD AI hub. There are regular tech meetups and social events for all of the startups based in the building

Don’t meet every single requirement? Don’t count yourself out just yet. Studies have shown some individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At FloodMapp, we are dedicated to building a diverse workplace based on merit, great work ethics, and character. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job advertisement, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. We look forward to hearing from you!