Dam Safety Engineer/Analyst (Senior to Principal)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Dam Safety Intelligence (DSI) is a dedicated group of engineers, scientists and geologists delivering dam management expertise to dam owners in New Zealand and internationally.  We partner with our clients to manage risk and provide assurance of asset safety and longevity.  We’re in a strong phase of growth and have many exciting years ahead of us as we continue to expand our client base and service offerings.

We’re a consulting subsidiary of Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest generator of energy from 100% renewable sources.  At DSI, we place high value on relationships and understanding our clients’ needs to develop solutions that fit for them.

We collaborate, we create and innovate, and we take ownership.

Job Description

This is a great opportunity to add your wealth of dam safety management and dam surveillance experience to DSI’s exciting business and growing value proposition.  We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior to Principal Dam Safety Engineer or Analyst to join our team on a permanent basis.

As an industry expert, you’ll be providing technical leadership in dam safety and surveillance, as well as conducting and reporting on dam safety reviews and inspections for our key clients.  You’ll also be responsible for mentoring and supporting others in the team, reviewing work and identifying areas for technical improvement.

The role integrates many aspects of engineering and science including civil, water infrastructure, geotechnical, geological, structural, instrumentation, hydrological and hydraulics.  You will bring high levels of skill through your interpersonal interaction, technical analysis, interpretation and report writing.  You’ll work with over 100 assets of diverse designs, settings and purposes (hydropower, water supply, water treatment, flood control, recreation, and heritage).


You will possess specialist expertise in dam safety management and dam surveillance.  Dam-break consequence assessment, dam design, construction, hydrology, instrumentation, emergency response and/or risk assessment experience are desirable.  You’ll have an engineering, science or similar technical qualification/degree to back up your experience. 

As there is plenty of reporting, preparing proposals and collaborating with the team and our clients, strong communication and relationship building skills will be essential to your success.

Additional Information

As well as an attractive salary package, DSI offers a diverse and inclusive culture with benefits that are about making life better and easier, for you and your family, including flexible working practices.

You get a great working environment, opportunities for professional development, and an innovative organisation to work for. If you think you’re an awesome fit not only for this role but for DSI, apply today and tell us why!

If you require any more information, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you.

Advertising closes on 9th November 2022 (please note this is subject to change). 

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