First listed on: 10 June 2024

Water Planning & Delivery Officer South

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Water Planning & Delivery Officer South (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.

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.

Location: Preferred - Albury, Buronga, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Leeton, Wagga Wagga. We are also open to considering having the candidate based in any regional WaterNSW offices in Southern NSW.

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  
  • Attractive remuneration with salary range starting from $103,928 base + super
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Implement daily system operations, to meet customer needs and business performance indicators in terms of both quantity and quality in line with requirements of Works Approvals, Water Sharing Plans, supply agreements and other regulatory obligations in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Operate or direct the operation of water infrastructure in line with operating protocols to maximise the efficient and continuous delivery of water to customers including during droughts
  • Operate and direct the operations of water infrastructure during significant inflow events (including floods and water quality) in line with approved operating protocols to minimise risk to assets and the downstream environment
  • Deliver assigned projects including water portfolio responsibilities in a way that is consistent with regulatory requirements that add value to customers and stakeholders
  • Maintain knowledge as directed of supply system operation plans and protocols to ensure the coordinated water delivery service meets water quality and quantity needs of customers, stakeholders and regulators

What we are looking for:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or related field, or equivalent level of operational experience with intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office suite skills, in particular with excel
  • Ability to implement practical strategies, policies, procedures and tools for water delivery, flood and water quality emergency management
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, customers and regulator
  • Experience in working within a team environment to achieve corporate and business unit objectives and improve operational performance
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Favourable: Experience in the water industry, understanding of water treatment processes and/or knowledge of lake water quality (limnology) and river hydrology

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women. Visit ourWORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW 

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 28th June 2024. 

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