First listed on: 01 March 2019


  • Showcase your expertise in project and program management
  • Permanent full-time 35 hour week with variable working hours (19 day month)
  • Attractive salary package and leaseback vehicle


About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a qualified and experienced Senior Operational Programs Engineer to work with our Water & Sewer Branch. This role is responsible for the development and delivery of contracts for operational and minor capital projects, ensuring water and sewer quality standards, operational design and procurement standards are met.

Reporting directly to the Manager Water and Sewer, this role provides highly developed problem solving skills, contract and project management ability and excellence in customer service to support water and sewer operations and asset maintenance.

The base salary range is from $88,673 up to $102,861 per annum plus superannuation and access to a leaseback vehicle. An additional 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance and potential market allowance may be offered to the preferred candidate, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

About You

In addition to a Degree in Engineering, you will have demonstrated process and contract management experience within the water and sewer industry, specifically in treatment operations, along with experience in coordination of resources, management of budgets and use of procurement, quality and asset maintenance systems.

The successful applicant will also have the ability to build effective working relationships internally and externally to optimise business efficiency and deliver project outcomes.

About us

Located in the Southern Highlands, Wingecarribee Shire Council is within comfortable travelling distance of Sydney, Canberra, the South Coast and the Illawarra. With four distinct and stunning seasons combined with glorious countryside rich in biodiversity and appeal, it’s an enviable lifestyle location.

How to Apply

Applications including a cover letter, resume and statement addressing both the Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria are to be submitted online by visiting (Careers @ Council).

The Selection Criteria is contained in the Position Description which you will need to download and review the criteria before submitting your on-line application. All documents are to be attached either as a PDF or Microsoft Office Word document. Applications not addressing the Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria may not be considered.

Applicants are advised to read Council’s Recruitment Information Package which can be found at (Careers @ Council), before submitting their on-line application.

Please note:

The online process allows for three (3) items to be uploaded i.e. Resume, Covering Letter and your statement addressing the Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion or to obtain further information please contact Jonathan Hook, Manager Water & Sewer on 4869 1203. 

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered for the position.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 24 March 2019.

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