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Senior Engineer / Scientist Water Quality

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Position Details: Senior Engineer / Scientist Water Quality

Permanent full time position

Starting salary range $114,967 – 135,087 plus superannuation

Our organisation

Gippsland Water takes pride in its place in the Gippsland community. We are a quality essential service and support the health, safety and wellbeing of our community and staff. We are one of the critical stakeholders in the region, working towards a prosperous Gippsland.

We are growing, innovative and committed to ensuring that Gippsland Water remains a great place to work. We do this by:

  • Offering a flexible and stimulating workplace and investing in our people to enable us to adapt to the changing needs of our region.
  • Building the capability and culture of our people into a more highly skilled, professional, customer focused and efficient organisation.

We also provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Gippsland Water both professionally and personally rewarding.

The role

In this role, you and your team will look after all things water quality so our customers get the best drop. Whether you are an engineer, scientist or a technical expert in the field, we need your knowledge and advice to make sure that the water our customers get when they turn on their tap is not only fresh and clean but also safe to drink.

The nature of the work is heavily regulated and ever changing. You’ll drive compliance across the organisation and proactively manage all water quality risks within our systems by keeping across industry regulations and frameworks, fostering continuous improvement and delivering and implementing strategies to satisfy all corporate and regulatory requirements.

You’ll be supporting a team of water quality professionals and leading day to day operational activities. You’ll be a person that walks the talk to bring the best out in others, cares about the people you work with and encouraging of different perspectives, because you understand that this is the best way to empower others to get the best outcomes.

What you’ll bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in the provision of safe drinking water
  • Sound working knowledge and management of the Safe Drinking Water Regulatory Framework
  • Ability to lead a team to achieve its goals
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and positively influence others


We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and accrued days off. We understand that Gippsland Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

The health and safety of our employees during Covid-19 is important to us. This role is primarily based at our Traralgon Head Office. However, during this time, the role offers you the ability to work remotely.


Gippsland Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applications from experienced women and men, people with disabilities, LGBTI, ATSI, culturally and ethnically diverse candidates to best represent and engage with communities we live and work in.

How to apply

For specific enquiries relating to this position, please contact David Toohey, Manager Water Treatment, Quality and Catchments on 0409 651 415.

Applications close at 9 am on Monday 1 June 2020.

Before applying for the position applicants should read the position description and included selection criteria. All applicants need to provide a statement addressing all selection criteria along with a copy of your current resume to be considered for this position.

Please note that if you do not fully address the selection criteria you may be excluded from being shortlisted for further progression in the recruitment process.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake psychometric testing, a pre-employment medical and a National Police Check.

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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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Gippsland Water Head Office, 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
Interpreter service: 131 450
TTY: 1800 555 677

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