Local recruitment: Manager Water & Wastewater

Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC)

Cairns QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Based in any TSIRC Division or Office

Cairns, Australia
Reference: 5725753

  • Full-Time, Fixed Term (3 years)
  • Competitive salary with up to 18% Superannuation
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave (FTE) with 17.5% leave loading
  • Additional TSIRC regional public holidays
  • Generous uniform allowances
  • Based in any TSIRC Division or Office

Welcome to Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC). If you’re an experienced Water & Waste Engineer and you’re looking for a unique opportunity, then your search stops here!

The Torres Strait Islands are a world unto themselves. Here you will be able to immerse yourself in Australia’s rich and vibrant culture, while enjoying the peace and tranquillity of picture-perfect islands and blissful beaches – and did we mention the fishing is out of this world?

If that doesn’t sound too bad to you, learn more about this exciting opportunity!

The Manager Water and Wastewater role sits within the Engineering Services function of Council and is responsible to lead and manage the Water and Wastewater team.

There will never be a dull moment in this role, here’s just an idea of what will be keeping you busy:

  • Coordinate and manage the provision of project management and delivery of water and wastewater capital projects.
  • Monitor, review and optimise water and wastewater systems.
  • Contribute to the detailed specifications for water and wastewater projects to ensure best practise and optimisation to assets and processes.
  • Undertake research and development of best practice and innovative approaches to the implementation of a range of strategic and operational initiatives to ensure water and wastewater service delivery standards within the 15 Torres Strait Island Regional Council communities are enhanced.

In this dynamic role, you’ll find yourself calling upon your Bachelor level (BE) qualifications in Engineering in the area of civil, mechanical or environmental engineering with demonstrated experience in one or more areas including planning, construction, management or operation of water supply and wastewater schemes. You will also require a current “C” class Type Provisional or higher Queensland Driver’s Licence.

We’re looking for someone with the ability to be culturally responsive by demonstrating an understanding of the issues affecting Torres Strait Islander people and communicating with sensitivity and effectiveness.

Regular travel to the Torres Strait Islands is a requirement of this position.

Outside of that, TSIRC will give you everything you need to prosper in this role!

If you’re keen to know more, click to download PD or contact the People & Wellbeing Team on 07 4034 5731.

If you are interested in this role, click Apply Now!

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter and identify how your knowledge, skills, experience, personal attributes and qualifications are most relevant to the position, along with an updated resume.
Applications Close: 24 Nov 2021





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