Senior Water Engineer

Job No: BDBRC809
Location: Bundaberg

Remuneration starts at $106,652 up to $113,898 per annum + super + benefits 
Permanent Full-Time 
Water Services Branch, Infrastructure Services
Bundaberg Region 

About Us

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council, our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community. 

In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centred on our core values. To be a Council that is customer focused, respectful and prides itself on team work, leadership, sustainability and innovation. We’re an all-inclusive Council that celebrates diversity and communicates in an open and respectful manner.

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii. Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create. 

About the Opportunity

Waters Services at Bundaberg Regional Council is a thriving and committed group of professionals dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for the region and it's residents.  This position sits with the Process and Asset Management function of Water Services and oversees a small group of dedicated technical experts with specialities in mechanical reliability, electrical, SCADA and instrumentation.  In this role you will report directly to the Manager Process and Asset Management.

Your role as Senior Water Engineer will motivate and lead a technical engineering team within Water Services to ensure safe, innovative and reliable solutions. 

About You 

  • Tertiary qualifications in the field of Process Engineering or an equivalent field 
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Water Services
  • Demonstrated strong technical abilities and organisational skills with a proven ability to manage consultants
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including excellent liaison skills
  • Live and uphold the Council's values

What we offer

  • An attractive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice, 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Regular rostered days off, including regular long weekends
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression
  • Work within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a friendly and supported team
  • An all-inclusive and diverse workplace culture where everyone feels valued

The Selection Process

We celebrate our community's rich diversity and are committed to attracting and employing people that represent the community that we serve.  We recognise and appreciate the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment where all employees are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential. We are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the Position Description and our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition and our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy visit our Careers with Council webpage.

Closing Date: 11:30pm Sunday 12 February 2023 AEST

Thank you for your interest in this position.  We look forward to receiving your application.


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