Want to leave a positive footprint in the world in which you live? Want to preserve our most precious resource and improve its use, and its impact on the environment?

If the answer is yes, we’d love you to join our motivated and trusted team here at Beca HunterH2O. A team dedicated to leaving an enduring legacy for the communities we serve, developing and sharing technical innovation to push boundaries and transform the world for the better. We partner with clients to show communities just what’s possible when incredible isn’t just imagined. Whether it is flood, drought, climate change or just the status quo, there is always a water challenge to face. With your involvement, we can make a real difference.

As one of Australia’s leading independent water industry consultancies, our team is expanding! In 2022, we joined forces with Beca bringing our Water expertise to a trusted team of 300+, passionate about building healthy and sustainable communities wherever we work. The fully integrated capability of Hunter H2O into Beca makes us one of Asia-Pacific’s leading water industry specialists, with the ability to service clients across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Celebrate the start of your professional journey with Beca HunterH2O.  Indulge your curiosity and join our thriving team in Newcastle as our next great Graduate Process Engineer.

Be prepared to be challenged, and to grow professionally. Graduates will get exposure to a project’s full life cycle, from investigations, planning studies, design, construction assistance, commissioning and operations support throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.  Through our diverse projects, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our process, planning, civil, structural, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and SCADA engineering and 3D BIM design specialists to further broaden your experience base and accelerate your professional development. Our size and agility mean you’re not just on the fringes; you’re making a visible difference, partnering to develop and deliver solutions from the ground up.

We are seeking Graduate / Undergraduate Process Engineers (reporting through our Process and Operations Team).  You will have completed (or nearing completion of) a chemical or environmental engineering degree, with industry experience highly regarded. Check out some of our team’s work to date, here.

Your traits and skills

Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to working safely, and within the company’s HSEQ systems
  • A commitment to learn and expand your knowledge of the water industry
  • Sound reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • The courage to seek assistance from others, and the willingness to share knowledge
  • Exemplary skills in Microsoft packages including Excel, Word and Visio
  • A self-motivated, can-do attitude
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to interact with a broad range of audiences
  • The desire to join an employee owned, client-focused water specialist team committed to innovative delivery of water engineering services
  • Flexibility to be both autonomous and work cohesively within a team environment
  • An ability to travel as the work requires
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of engineering technology advancements and relevant legislative requirements
  • Australian Residency (essential).

What Work Will You Do?

  • Support our senior engineers in the delivery of investigation and design work, calculations, modelling, drafting, preparing reports, testing and analysis, both in the office and onsite as required
  • Travel to customer sites across the country to support operations and perform site-based investigations
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and tenders
  • Collaborate with our multidiscipline teams to secure, manage and deliver projects.
  • Undertake process reviews of water, wastewater and recycled water treatment plants
  • Prepare literature reviews on water and wastewater technologies and developments
  • Participate in process reviews, operational and technical workshops (HAZOP, CHAIR, Risk Assessments, etc)
  • Develop process and instrumentation diagrams
  • Develop and implement laboratory and pilot scale investigations
  • Commission pilot plants, operate and support such studies for our customers.

Work With Industry Leaders – Who is Beca HunterH2O? 

  • We are a diverse, empowered and trusted team of 300+ water specialists, passionate about enabling healthy and sustainable communities wherever we work.
  • We design and deliver smart, resilient project outcomes within both regional and metropolitan environments, backed by a strong process and operations history which ensures our solutions are practical and tested.
  • We believe in a collaborative partnership approach to working alongside our clients and delivery partners to deliver projects in a sustainable manner.

Access great depth of experience and grow within our team

With 39 process engineers, with an average of 18 years in the industry, we have the experience to provide support with your development. At Beca HunterH2O, there is always someone available and willing to pass on their valuable knowledge and experience.

Your application

Your attention to detail will help us process your application.  Providing clear evidence of the desired skills and traits listed above will enhance your opportunity of advancing through to interview stage.

  1. One single A4 Page: Cover letter explaining why you would like to join us, highlighting how your relevant skills and experience meets or exceeds the above listed Ideal candidates traits and skills
  2. Up to two A4 Pages: Details of previous relevant employment experience along with associated referee details (name, phone number, email and relationship) whom can attest to your previous experience.
  3. A copy of your academic transcript.

Kindly combine all documents into your application and upload via SEEK here