First listed on: 17 March 2023

Systems Controller (Water and Sewer Operations) 



Primary Work Location: Wyong NSW 

  • Do you have a passion for the Water and Sewer industry!
  • Be part of the team managing the Central Coast community's Water and Sewer network
  • Use your systems control and operational experience to make a difference
  • Permanent full time position - 24/7 shift work roster with 12 hour shifts to promote work life balance

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

As a Systems Controller, you will be prioritising and triaging work orders for the dispatch of work crews out to water and sewer works, and proactively controlling system operations for all equipment in use and on stand by for water and sewer operations. 

You will be responsible for monitoring system availability, configuration and performance of the water and sewer systems in real time, and on hand to provide technical expertise and advice to field staff as required.

Shifts involve day and night shifts to cover a 24/7 roster, Monday to Sunday. Please click on the following link for further details - Rostering and Conditions.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Monitoring the water and sewer system availability, configuration & performance in real time from the control centre;
  • Escalating incidents to the appropriate stakeholders through system notifications and the dispatch team;
  • Identifying irregularities or inefficiencies in system operation and initiating further investigation and rectification works.

About You:

  • You enjoy working with systems and alarms and using your experience to investigate issues;
  • You thrive working in a fast paced environment;
  • You have highly developed organisational skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities;
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise, while also learning from others.

About Us:

  • We are a large organisation delivering a wide variety of services to our local community;
  • You’ll be joining a team of water and sewer professionals who excel at what they do;
  • We offer a supportive work environment with opportunities for career development;
  • We provide opportunities to collaborate with subject matter experts from a variety of areas across the organisation;
  • We offer an attractive range of benefits to our employees. 

Please refer to the Position Description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

This role provides a commencing salary range of between $79.3k to $110.2k per annum dependent on skills and experience (inclusive of Market Loading) + 10.5% superannuation. 

* As this position involves shift work, it is anticipated that the actual salary could be up to 20% in addition to the base salary quoted, dependent on shifts worked (excluding any overtime). 

An additional week of Annual Leave is offered each year due to the shift work.  

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries: Gary Merchant, Team Leader Water Operations Centre, on ph: 0418 957 147

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Monday, 10 April 2023. 

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