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Hydraulic Modeller Jobs

Hydraulic Modeller Jobs

How to Enter

To make yourself stand out and improve your chances of securing a Hydraulic Modeller job in New Zealand, it’s recommended to first complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree and specialise in Civil Engineering, or anything related to water, sewer or storm system management.

Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of a Hydraulic Modeller could include all or some of the following:

  • Engaging clients and visiting sites to understand the needs of the project

  • Using computer modelling software to plan drainage, sewerage and flood control systems

  • Calculating costs and budgets

  • Assessing the environmental impact of proposed work

  • Keeping up-to-date with all legislation changes and ensuring work completed is compliant

  • Ensuring Health & Safety standards are met

  • Conducting onsite inspections during project progression

  • Maintaining drainage, sewerage and flood control systems


Many Hydraulic Modellers progress their careers and become self-employed contractors, consultants or shift their focus to Project Management, Construction Management, Planning, Estimation or Health & Safety. In addition, they could also specialise as Coastal Engineers and work on protecting New Zealand’s coasts and rivers.

Salary Range

45K – 120K per annum (NZD)