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Irrigation/Drainage Engineer

Design and construct irrigation and drainage systems to grow a variety of crops, undertake tests and measurements in the field.

Tasks

  • Investigate sites to establish most suitable foundation for proposed construction
  • Research and advise on best engineering solution to meet client’s needs and budget
  • Produce detailed designs and documentation for construction and implementation of irrigation/drainage project
  • Organise delivery of materials, plant machinery and equipment for construction project, and supervise labour
  • Prepare engineering calculations for design of projects and supervise drafting
  • Operate computers to assist with design of irrigation/drainage projects
  • Coordinate and direct research, development and testing of materials, processes or systems related to irrigation/drainage works
  • Supervise testing and commissioning of completed works
  • Analyse and interpret reports on loading, labour, productivity, quality, materials and performance
  • Arrange for geological and geophysical investigations and carry out feasibility studies

Personal Requirements

  • analyse and solve problems
  • communication skills
  • computer skills
  • creative
  • work unsupervised
  • work as part of a team
  • organisational skills

 

Qualifications

An Irrigation/Drainage Engineer requires a degree in engineering offered by most universities across Australia. The University of Southern Queensland offers an engineering degree majoring in agricultural engineering.

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