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Graduate Flood Engineer

Brisbane, Australia

Hybrid - Full-time

Who we are

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 people & empathy, integrity & accountability, innovation for growth 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 encourage and celebrate applicants of any race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

The Role

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



  • 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


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


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

  • Birthday leave

  • 2 extra 'Reboot leave days per year to be used doing things you love or just to recharge

  • 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

Pay & Perks


  • Brisbane, Australia

  • You should have full working rights to live and work in Australia


How to Apply

Please click 'Apply' and submit your application through the form found on the Swag website.

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 anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. We look forward to hearing from you!

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