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We’re committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace culture. Embracing diversity leads to a better understanding of, and engagement with, the people we work with and the communities in which we work.

Creating an environment that encourages everyone to fully contribute and reach their full potential is part of what makes it great to work here.

We aim to be as diverse and vibrant as the community we serve, embracing different perspectives and supporting all our people to achieve fulfilling careers and work-life balance.

Read the profiles of some our team members below to get a feel for some of the different roles we offer and pathways our people have taken.

Beverley (Bev) - Land Development Officer

Bev started with us in 1996. Since then, she has worked in customer service, property information, our service centre, and property connections. Now, her primary role is to work closely with our major customers.

Bev says: “I love working for Gippsland Water. We have so many opportunities to learn new skills in new roles all while working for the same organisation. We are like one big family, and I’ve made many life-long friends in my years here.”

Steph – Wastewater Treatment Technologist

“I love that work I

do helps to protect our environment and the ecology of local waterways."

Steph is a Wastewater Treatment Technologist. She loves gaining hands-on skills out in the field and facing new challenges each day.

Steph studied microbiology at uni and puts her degree to work by leading a small team to optimise plant performance, solve operational issues and engage new technologies to drive process efficiencies. Steph is currently studying engineering at uni and has plans to design and build water and wastewater treatment plants.

Hayden – Asset Information Officer

Hayden didn’t expect a day’s placement through our Job Shadow Day program would lead to working full time with us two years ago.

Hayden’s a neuroscience graduate and now works in our Asset Management team.

He says “I’ve made a few documents and databases that have been needed, and it feels good when they appreciate the work you do.”

Lillee – Multi-Skilled Operator Specialist

Lillee wasn’t sure about the career she wanted to pursue after graduating from high

school. She worked a few different jobs before her grandfather spotted a

Gippsland Water traineeship advertised and told her to go for it.

“I was always interested in the science side of things in school and thought that a traineeship at Gippsland Water would be a good thing to try. Almost five years later, and I’m still in love with my job.”

Lillee began her career with us as a Water Operations Trainee in 2017. She’s now a Multi-Skilled Operator Specialist, where she is responsible for dam management and maintaining raw water supplies to water treatment plants in Traralgon, Morwell, Tyers and major industrial customers.

Rhys – SCADA Technician

Rhys started working as trainee in our SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) team in 2014, while gaining his Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications.

As well as the technical skills necessary to perform his role, Rhys says he also learned valuable career-building skills.

“I learnt how to work better within a team, manage my own work load and deliver projects.”

Rhys continued his studies, completing an Advanced Diploma in Electronics and Communications Engineering, and took up a full-time position as a SCADA Technician.

Tarlee – Project Management Lead

Tarlee has been with us since 2009. In her time here, she’s worked as a Customer Relations Officer, Compliance Officer, and a Crisis Management Lead. She’s now our Project Management Lead and is committed to leading the continuous development and improvement of project management across our organisation.

She says: “Gippsland Water has always provided me with the support and mentoring that I need to be successful in my roles, especially while being on maternity leave twice. I feel empowered to try new ideas and be innovative in my thinking. The work life balance they offer works perfectly for my young family, and I look forward to what the future holds for me at Gippsland Water.”

Michael – Graduate SCADA Engineer

Michael says it was his grandfather’s passion and stories about his work as an aeronautical engineer that inspired him to pursue a career in engineering.

After completing his Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering with Federation University,

Michael joined us as a Graduate SCADA Engineer.

Michael works with our SCADA team on day-today operations. He builds on his knowledge and skills to assist in the planning, solution design and management of complex mechanical, electronic and computerised engineering systems.

About Us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450

TTY: 1800 555 677