Join the team at eWater

Can you use your skills to make a positive impact for the water industry in Australia and beyond?

We are an Australian not-for-profit water management and technology company.  Through our eWater Solutions business arm, we offer capacity building, modelling tools and technical support in the water resource management sector in Australia and overseas.  eWater also manages the recently formed Australian Water Partnership, a DFAT-funded initiative that is bringing together the Australian water and development sectors to support countries in the Indo-Pacific region as they grow their water resource management capability. 

eWater Ltd (EWL) is the controlling company of two distinct, unincorporated businesses: eWater Solutions (EWS) and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP).  Each business has its own CEO and is operationally governed by a respective EWL Board Committee, whose role is to assist the eWater Ltd Board in the discharge of its responsibility to exercise due care and diligence in relation to the operational governance, business performance, financial reporting, legal and regulatory compliance and matters of risk.

EWL operates a Corporate Services Unit (CSU) which provides a range of business services to EWS and AWP, under a Corporate Services Agreement. The CSU also supports the governance operations of the Board and all committees (including the positions of Company Secretary and Public Officer).  The CSU is overseen by EWL Executive Director, Gary Jones, to whom this position reports

We are based in Canberra, with a dedicated team of water scientists, engineers, software developers and supporting staff. We are committed to creating a dynamic, open and innovative workplace, where highly creative people can do great things working together, and with our collaborating partners.

  • You will have broad skills relevant to the job advertised so that you can support our mission.
  • You must have an interest in science/environment, IT or professional services. You will have relevant experience drawn from working in a sciences or water organisation.
  • We need you to combine your skills with the can-do spirit of our teams. You will be persuasive and effective working in a positive team culture.
  • You will have a passion for what you do and the ability to focus and deliver results.

We welcome enquiries as well as applications for current openings below.

Current positions

Catchments and Water System Planning Hydrological Modeller

Employment Type     Full-time, permanent
Location Canberra, ACT
Reports to Executive Manager, Source and Toolkit
Salary Range AU $85,000 to AU $95,000 plus 9.5% superannuation, based on experience and qualifications

Organisational Background:

The eWater software and modelling team strategically and operationally manages all products and services relating to Australia’s National Hydrologic Modelling Platform, eWater Source, the freeware site eWater Toolkit and the industry standard Water Sensitive Urban Design model MUSIC. 

Summary of Role:

We are seeking a specialist hydrological modeller to work in our growing team to help deliver project applications, user training and support across Australia and Internationally. Duties may include project applications, design and delivery of training courses, development of specifications for software modification, testing of software and models, and preparation of user manuals, scientific papers and reports.  The successful incumbent will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and be prepared to undertake international short-term assignments. Direct experience in the building and running of Australian-based water entitlements and allocation planning or operational models, while not mandatory would be a significant advantage. Experience in South-East Asia and/or South Asian IWRM projects highly desirable. 

Position requirements:

  • Professional competency, experience and academic qualifications in one or more of the following:-
    • River systems modelling (water entitlements and allocation management)
    • Hydrological modelling (River and Groundwater)
    • Catchment Process modelling including sediment and nutrient generation and transport.
    • Optimisation of Water Resources systems.
  • MEng, MSc or PhD preferred, or equivalent professional experience in a directly relevant discipline
  • An ability to work constructively with colleagues and stakeholders from a range of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally to undertake project work.

Desirable Attributes

  • International experience in directly relevant fields
  • GIS skills
  • Practical experience in Australian water management and modelling approaches
  • Strong water industry networks in Australia and/or internationally.

We are based in Canberra, with a dedicated team of water scientists, engineers, software developers and supporting staff. 


Please submit applications with cover letter addressing all selection criteria and CV.  Any incomplete applications will not be considered.  For more information and submission please email