Asset Engineer - Water and Sewer

Job No: SC202103431
Location: Singleton


We are looking for a passionate and hardworking Water and Sewer Asset Engineer to join our team at Singleton Council. In this role, you’ll make a real impact on the everyday lives of people within our community by achieving important outcomes for Singleton to grow and flourish.


Singleton Council has a long and proud history. From our agricultural foundations to our abundant natural resources, we are more than just New South Wales’ largest producer of coal. Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the State and a centre of industry, heritage, tourism and community. Here at Council, we offer a wide range of services to our community, supporting our vision to be vibrant, progressive, connected, sustainable and resilient. 

Council provides water services to approximately 18,031 people, servicing the Singleton township and a number of nearby rural areas and industrial customers. In addition, Council has a considerable raw water system servicing mining and commercial customers.

Council provides sewerage treatment services to approximately 14,709 people in the urban footprint of Singleton comprising gravity system, numerous pump stations, a significant area of pressure sewer and a treatment plant.


The Water and Sewer Asset Engineer provides professional, technical and administrative services to the Water and Sewer Group and assists and supports the implementation of asset management principles within the team and will work closely with Council’s Infrastructure Services Group to ensure consistency of asset management across Council. 

The Water and Sewer Asset Engineer is responsible for the development and delivery of asset management activities, including development of asset management plans and capital works programs, relating to water and sewer and is also responsible for undertaking intensive analysis of infrastructure data to provide sound information for strategy and planning purposes. 

This position works within the Water and Sewer Strategy and Compliance Team. In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for the medium to long term asset planning necessary to enable effective and efficient water and sewer service delivery for all customers
  • Ensure Council and its customers meet or exceeds statutory and other requirements.
  • Provide considerable professional technical expertise and experience optimising asset operations and maintenance of Council’s water and sewer network and treatment assets
  • Analyse key data to drive efficiency and reliability improvements, with a focus on the planning and delivery of capital works projects to optimise the water and sewer assets, ensure quality, safety, efficiency and costs-effectiveness in delivering water and sewer services to the general public and Council’s customers.


In addition to your relevant tertiary qualification (Civil or other Engineering), you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive asset management experience and a comprehensive knowledge of local government infrastructure asset management processes, procedures and practices including financial management of assets; 
  • Excellent written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write concise plans and reports, and to prepare appropriate external correspondence; 
  • Experience with the development of capital work programs and project prioritisation; 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships; 
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, GIS, database programs and project management packages; and 
  • Demonstrated understanding of infrastructure maintenance and construction works. 

It would be advantageous to demonstrate your knowledge of legislation and engineering standards used in infrastructure asset management, and particularly management of water and sewer assets. 

Singleton Council is committed to ensuring we provide a safe place of work for our staff and visitors. Singleton Council require all employees to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 and therefore it is important that we understand your vaccination status. 

This position is offered on a permanent, fulltime basis working 35 hours per week.

Remuneration for this position is based on Grade 14 of the salary system which equates to a base salary between $98,309 - $110,585 per annum plus superannuation. This position also attracts a vehicle allowance of $16,309 per annum and a Civil Liability Allowance of 3.5% of base salary.


At Singleton Council, we are a dynamic, multi-skilled, diverse group of people who share the same passion — to deliver outstanding services and outcomes to our community. We value difference and the creativity it generates towards our productive workforce.

Working for Singleton Council you will join an Engaged, Safe, Sustainable and Performing workforce who, together, we exist to make a difference for our community. To make smart, sustainable decisions, and to go above and beyond so that our community continues to be loved locally and recognised nationally. If you are looking for a challenging and strategically focused career which delivers tangible results for the community all whilst working in a flexible, contemporary environment, join us on our journey to be the best council in Australia.     

  • Be community-first: You’ll create or support important community outcomes and will be fulfilled by the impact you have on everyday lives.
  • Help drive change, step by step: You’ll help improve what we deliver and how we deliver it. You’ll challenge us to move forward, combining hard work and drive with professionalism and staying power.
  • Learn and grow: You’ll develop your skills and reach new heights through the diversity of what we do and through a range of ongoing training opportunities.
  • Join a supportive, family-friendly organisation: Commit to our journey to achieve the best outcomes for our community and we will support you to find the right balance between work and life.
  • Join a employer of choice organisation: You'll be a part of an organisation that has innovative programs targeting staff wellbeing, recognition and inclusion as well as fostering a culture of collective leadership that has seen our organisation recognised as an Employer of Choice from the Human Resources Director (HRD) Australia.


If you are interested in joining our journey to become the best council in Australia, apply today to develop your skills, reach new heights and make a real impact.

For further information regarding this role please see the position description and information for intending applicants, or contact Clayton Miechel, Acting Coordinator Strategy and Compliance - Water and Sewer, on 0497 555 645.

To be eligible for the role you MUST have the right to work in Australia.


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