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Technical Director - Dam Spillway Design

Company: GHD
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

Your primary role as the Technical Director - Dam Spillway Design will be to:

  • Provide technical and project management leadership to a specific major project and / or a number of smaller projects on dams and specifically spillway engineering projects.
  • Work alongside other technical staff to undertake project related technical work in relation to structural aspects of dam and hydropower engineering projects.
  • Lead part of a project team responsible for spillway design on a large project.
  • Lead the overall project team and undertake associated project management for smaller projects
  • Building GHD's profile in dams and spillway design

Experience required:

  • Basic requirements would be a minimum of 20 years' experience in large dam engineering with the majority of this time working as a consultant
  • Established industry profile through participation in professional associations
  • The technical experience and skills specific for this position include:
  • Demonstrated skills and understanding of spillway design for large dam and hydropower structures, with advanced understanding of computational fluid dynamics, physical modelling of large dam spillways and the associated structural design of spillways for major dams
  • Experience working in multi-disciplined teams, including hydro-mechanical, electro-mechanical, geologists, structural and hydraulic engineers

Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Established project and time management skills, including preparation of budgets, work programs, proposals, tenders, technical submissions and reports.
  • Established project team management skills in a multidisciplinary consulting environment
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, strong written and verbal communication skills in English along with an ability to work well with a variety of clients.
  • Mentoring of junior staff
  • A commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace

What we expect of you:

  • Provision of authoritative technical leadership for design, documentation and reports relating to spillways for new dams, upgrading of existing dams and hydropower projects.
  • A willingness to travel both nationally and internationally as required for projects,
  • Well regarded specialist advice during client tendering and evaluation of tenders and where required design advice and quality control during construction
  • Completion of tasks for multiple projects within budget, to committed programs to support the timely completion of projects
  • Contribution to the preparation of successful proposals to clients
  • Ongoing compliance with GHD's Quality, Environmental Management and Occupational Health Safety & Rehabilitation Systems
  • Clear, concise reports and presentations for clients
  • Strive for industry recognition as leader in the field of spillway design
  • Active development of GHD's dams and hydropower business.


  • Professional Engineer designation
  • Post graduate qualifications will be favourably regarded

Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.

We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanization are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognize achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who we are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly 'One GHD' across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

As a diverse and inclusive organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.


Keywords: GHD, Santa Rosa , Technical Director - Dam Spillway Design, Other , Santa Rosa, California

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