Water Quality Officer
Phillip Island, VIC
Slide right into this exciting opportunity on Phillip Island - home of the famous Penguin Parade
Fantastic opportunity within a high profile community service provider
Enjoy a competitive base salary $58,721 to $74,815 per annum (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Great opportunities for professional development and more!
About the Organisation
Servicing over 16,000 customers across an area of 300 square kilometres on Phillip Island and the mainland, Westernport Water is a sustainable enterprise providing water and wastewater products and services to properties and communities.
Westernport Water has a diversified water supply with water sourced from the catchment supplying the Candowie Reservoir via Tennant Creek, the Bass River and ground water bores from the Aquifer. The company supplies wastewater services to 90 per cent of properties that receive water.
Westernport Water has two wastewater treatment plants, the Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant and the King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, which process 1100 megalitres (ML) of domestic wastewater each year, and is one of 19 water businesses operating in Victoria.
About Phillip Island
Phillip Island is an island approximately 140 kilometres South East of Melbourne, connected to the mainland town of San Remo with a 640 metre bridge.
Renowned for its natural beauty and attractions, the island is the home of the Australian MotoGP event, Seal Rocks which hosts the largest colony of fur seals in Australia and the world famous Penguin Parade - the island is one of the few areas where the species of penguin can be seen.
With breathtaking natural beauty, a myriad of family attractions, roaring motor sports and fresh waterfront dining, Phillip Island is the perfect place to escape the rat race and raise a family.
About the Opportunity
Westernport Water has an exciting opportunity for a Water Quality Officer to join their dedicated team on Phillip Island, VIC.
Reporting to the Environment & Sustainability Coordinator, your primary role will be to ensure the corporation is providing safe drinking water and fulfilling its regulatory obligations.
This will involve the collation of data, sampling and monitoring programs as well as providing assistance, technical support and specialised advice on water quality for the development and maintenance of operating procedures.
More specifically, some of your key duties will include:
- Reviewing and investigating water quality incidents and assisting with corrective actions;
- Ensuring water quality policy, procedures and plans are implemented and maintained;
- Developing and maintaining risk management plans for reticulated water supplies;
- Keeping up to date with existing and new legislation, and its impact on the corporation;
- Developing comprehensive sampling programs, and monitoring their effectiveness;
- Maintaining the water quality database and it's access; and
- Assisting in the management of budget expenses for water quality activities.
Westernport Water is looking for a professional individual with significant experience in water treatment disinfection processes and water sampling techniques. A relevant degree in Science or specialist qualifications in water treatment and management is required, as is a knowledge of the application of relevant drinking water legislation, regulations and industry standards.
You'll be experienced in undertaking water quality assessments and will have an understanding of reticulated water systems. Well developed communication skills are essential to enable you to identify, research and document proposals as well as provide clear explanations and education on technical matters to staff and customers.
The successful candidate will be a team player, though still have the skills necessary to plan and organise their own workload whilst dealing with conflicting business priorities. You'll need the ability gain cooperation from information sources and external organisations in order to execute plans to achieve business goals and objectives. Good computer literacy, specifically with the Microsoft Office suite is essential.
Although not essential, the ability to manage technical projects, conduct wasterwater sampling and analysis and experience in auditing would be highly regarded. Well developed analytical, research and conceptual skills are also desirable.
About the Benefits
This is a key role within a high profile and professional community service provider that values its staff as the primary component of their business.
Westernport Water offers continuous opportunities for professional development, including training for the use of GIS, Asset Management and corporate business systems both on the job and formally via short courses off site.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will enjoy a competitive base salary $58,721 to $74,815 per annum (commensurate with experience and qualifications), and the opportunity to join a supportive and enthusiastic team!
This position offers an extremely high level of job satisfaction as you are given the opportunity to make a positive difference in the community!
Please note: To be considered you must be an Australian or NZ Citizen, or Permanent Resident, with the right to live and work in Australia.
To apply please respond to the questions below, or for further enquiries about this role, please contact the Environment & Sustainability Coordinator, Benita Russell on 5956 411.
Westernport Water has a number of other opportunities they are currently recruiting for that may also be of interest, please visit the links below:
GIS & Data Officer - www.applynow.com.au/job38393; and
Technical Officer - Water Projects - www.applynow.com.au/job37753