Local recruitment: Engineer (Water Planning)

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:NSW Public Works
Job category:Engineering | Engineering
Job location:Regional NSWStatewideCentral & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North CoastRegional NSW / Goulburn & Southern TablelandsRegional NSW / Dubbo & West NSWRegional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number:503160
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 5/6
Closing date:10/04/2023 – 11:55 PM
  • This is an ongoing full-time position 
  • Willing to consider candidates across all NSW locations. Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour
  • Salary from $89,707 to $98,982 + Super, Leave Loading, Flex Leave and much more!

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW.  The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

About Us

NSW Public Works (NSWPW) is part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure projects by providing expert advisory, planning, design, delivery and support services.  Our work is in the hospitals, dams, water treatment plants and high schools – the real foundations of prosperous communities.  We provide impartial advice and support at all levels of government and the private sector, and partner with experts to maximise the benefits of our knowledge and experience. We have offices all over the state and provide local expertise for local issues. Our people are focussed on providing improved services to regional communities

Our team have access to a range of benefits that help you balance your life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. While we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance and frequent the office an average of 3 days a week. There will also be opportunity for travelling to regional towns during the course of a project.

About the role

Provide engineering expertise and support which responds to client needs to ensure the consistent delivery of outcomes, including project quality, agreed timeframes and budget, in accordance with WH&S policies and procedures, in order to deliver the client’s objectives and critical success factors. Contribute to the operation of the Planning Team’s service line so that it is a viable commercial business providing value for money for clients.

  • Carry out hydraulic analysis for water supply and sewerage systems
  • Undertake options assessment for water supply and sewerage infrastructure upgrades
  • Undertake water demand and sewer load analysis for water supply and sewerage schemes
  • Identify the learning and development needs of yourself so as to ensure a high level of technical and project delivery capability
  • Demonstrate a safety culture which is focused on implementation of the Public Works Advisory (PWA) Safety Management System and processes to meet legislative and safety certification requirements.
  • Promote the technical and project capabilities of PWA and the team to internal clients in order to ensure the growth and viability of the business
  • Demonstrate client excellence by being responsive to client needs.

About you: 

To be successful in this role you will ideally have: 

  • A Tertiary qualification in a nominated engineering discipline (civil, chemical or environmental) with eligibility for member status of Professional Engineer of Engineers Australia
  • Proven experience in the water supply and/or sewerage consulting industry
  • Knowledge and experience in hydraulic modelling including modelling software’s such as InfoWorks and Mike Urban
  • Knowledge and experience in undertaking water demand and sewer load analysis for infrastructure planning
  • Understanding of water and sewage treatment and transfer systems
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team to deliver projects
  • Experience in water engineering projects including basic knowledge of specialist discipline such as geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering
  • A valid NSW Driver’s license and willingness to drive to remote locations which may include overnight stays.

Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

Additionally, if you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Glenn Fernandes on 0421 487 408 or email glenn.fernandes@pwa.nsw.gov.au.

Applications close Monday 10 April 2023 at 11:55pm. 

A recruitment talent pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


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