First listed on: 21 February 2018

Water Headworks Engineer


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A stone's throw from Sydney and Canberra, Wingecarribee Shire boasts the best of urban bustle and rural quiet. It offers that true sense of community, natural beauty, and enviable lifestyle only semirural living can offer. At Council we strive to make it an even better place to live. That's our vision. This is your chance to add to it.

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  • Salary: $80,838 - $93,772 p.a. + 3.5% CLA + 9.5% Super


  • 35 hour week, 19 day month cycle, Leaseback Vehicle

About the role

The Water and Sewer Branch is currently seeking an enthusiastic applicant for the newly created position of Water Headworks Engineer. The primary purpose of this position is to manage a team that undertakes the operation, inspection, maintenance and renewal works associated with the water treatment infrastructure. Ensures the treatment process, activities and water quality comply with Councils adopted DWMS, ADWG, regulatory conditions and all the associated facilities are operated and maintained efficiently and in a safe manner

Salary for the position will be $80,838 - $93,772 p.a. + 3.5% CLA + 9.5% Super, dependent upon qualifications, practical knowledge and experience in water headworks.

About you

In addition to relevant experience within the water and sewer treatment industry and a recognised Bachelor Degree qualification in Science or Engineering with demonstrated practical experience, the successful applicant will be an accountable team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

More specifically, responsibilities will include:

  • Achieving best operating practices for all water treatment plants and applicable pumping stations.
  • Supervising the regulatory sampling analysis program.
  • Leading and managing staff development and skills and a positive involvement in staff selection, performance and development.
  • Coordinating Work, Health and Safety audits, site inductions and associated risk workshops are conducted within required timeframes.
  • Monitoring operational and capital budgets for all water treatment areas as directed by the Water Coordinator

You may be required to participate in the out of hours roster from time to time.

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 distinctive and stunning seasons combined with glorious countryside rich in biodiversity and appeal, it is an enviable lifestyle location.

To Apply

Applications including a cover letter and resume are to be submitted online by visiting (Careers @ Council). The Selection Criteria is contained in the online application process. Applications not addressing the Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria in the application process may not be considered.  All documents are to be attached either as a PDF or Microsoft Office Word document. 

Intending applicants are advised to read Council’s Recruitment Information Package before submitting their on-line application.

Please note:

The online process allows for two (2) separate items to be uploaded i.e. Resume, Covering Letter and your statement addressing the Selection Criteria as part of the online process.

For a confidential discussion or to obtain further information please contact Graeme Mellor, Coordinator Water Coordinator on (02) 4868 0532.

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

Applications close Sunday 11 March 2018.



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