First listed on: 23 November 2023

Graduate Water Scientist (24 month term)

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking a Graduate Water Scientist (Full time, 24 month max term) to join our scientific research team at our Parramatta office. 

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range starts from $92,081 + 11% Super  
  • Ongoing mentoring and development in a 2 year graduate role
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

You will be primarily responsible for undertaking assigned research, projects and tasks, collating and analysing information and data to support the delivery of identified project outcomes within the Strategy and Performance portfolio. This position would be ideal for a recent research higher degree graduate.

The current position simultaneously provides you with exposure to a diverse range of work across WaterNSW while also giving you sufficient time in our Strategic Research and Innovation team to contribute meaningful research into catchment health while meeting your own professional development goals. This is a 2 year program responsible for the delivery of a science research and innovation project within the Strategic Research and Innovation team. 

What we are looking for:  

  • Recent graduate from a relevant Science background, research higher degree desirable. 
  • An understanding of scientific process and experimental design
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret complex information and make reasoned judgements.
  • Written and oral communication skills applicable to technical professionals, client groups, government bodies and the public, together with interpersonal communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience in undertaking research and analysis and in using appropriate technology such as R or other code-based data analysis software

Encouraged to apply are recent Masters or PhD graduates in one of the following disciplines:
Environmental Science, Chemistry, Hydrogeology, Statistics, Data Science, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, Spatial Science or other science degree relevant to water quality and catchment management.

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we embrace the opportunity to integrate work into our life by having full ownership of our work week. We value getting the job done rather than looking at your work hours. 

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team/ culture: 

We communicate openly and honestly while maintaining respect for each other. This means we get things done. We understand that everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Azmine Amer, Talent Acquisition Partner at 

Please note applications for this position will close on 08 December 2023

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