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This position provides technical support, assistance and advice in relation to Council’s water and sewer operations, maintenance and construction. Along with providing technical advice to builders, developers and engineers on Council requirements, you will be involved in design and construction of water and sewer projects.   If you have...

Position Number: F2015/00021 Permanent full-time (35 hours per week) Salary: $80,939.18 – $89,056.40 per annum + Civil Liability Allowance + 9.5% superannuation + leaseback vehicle   Diverse range of local government infrastructure assets Innovative and vibrant eastern suburbs Council Supportive of...

​​$67,728 - $74,840 (plus 9.5% superannuation)  Full time – 35 hours per week  Department: Infrastructure    Council is seeking a qualified and experienced Sewage Treatment Technical Analyst and or Scientist to join our Water and Sewerage Team. Broadly, the successful applicant will be required to assist...

Part-time, up to 28 hrs a week $78K - $92K (pro rata) pa plus 9.5% super Temporary up to 12 months   We are among the leaders in local government located in the vibrant inner west of Sydney and serving a diverse and engaged population of 81,000 residents.   Contributing to the work of a...

Applications close Sunday 1 February   Join Council’s Telemetry Team to maintain the reliability of the electronic instruments used in the Water and Sewer networks. Duties include the maintenance of pressure, level, analytical and flow measuring instruments including some installation or relocation of instruments when necessary. ...

Applications close Sunday 1 February This position will see the successful applicant assisting with maintenance and minor construction works associated with the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council water supply reticulation network. You will need to have a minimum Certificate III  qualification in Water Supply Operations or other experience deemed relevant....

Salary:   $845.70 per week to $951.40 per week (Grade 6) Disability allowance of $14.20 per week Nine day fortnight  Long Service Leave after 5 years Applicants selected for interview will be required to undertake maths, literacy and work profile testing as part of the selection process...

Set yourself up for LIFE Think SECURITY Value LIFESTYLE   Western Downs Regional Council is based within the heart of the Surat Basin which is growing and developing. Come and live in this region and have an input into maintaining our country lifestyle along with the many benefits this growth provides.   Salary:...

About the Organisation   Servicing over 17,900 customers across an area of 300 square kilometres on Phillip Island and the mainland, Westernport Water provides 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...

  Urban water / WSUD consultant based in Sydney Recent graduate or professional with a few years experience Develop the role around your skills, passion and vision. Alluvium Consulting is niche business who is recognised as one of Australia's leading consulting organisations in the management of water resources,...

Water Jobs in Australia

water reservoirWhether in urban or rural areas, there are many water jobs in Australia. There are water treatment jobs, water management jobs, and engineering careers that are dedicated to managing water resources. This means that anyone looking for a water job in Australia is likely to find a few good options.

The key is to know what sorts of skills you can make available to the firms offering water jobs. As an example, if you want SA water jobs you can just head directly to the region's government website and look in their current government job listings. There you are going to be able to find a diversity of different jobs related to water management and care.

For example, someone seeking Hunter water jobs could explore options at water treatment facilities, but there are also firms that are seeking professionals who have skills with planning, water management, computer operation, and more.

This is not unskilled work, but many careers are available for those without a university background. For example, a water treatment operator does not need a degree and will earn around $62k per year when they have skills and experience. A waste water plant operator can take in around $52k, and this too is a job that may not demand a university degree.

It is a good idea to start with government listings as these are groups most likely to be in control of water systems. So, those who want City West water jobs, GV water jobs, or Unity water jobs might do well to search first in local government sites and then in broader search engines.

There is always the need for water management and care, and this means that there will always be jobs for those interested in this field. Take the time to figure out your skill set and then do a search based on what you have to offer a water company.

Latest Water Jobs News

Moorabool Water Treatment Plant Employs UV Disinfection

The largest urban water corporation in the state of Victoria, Barwon Water, plans to install a UV water disinfection system in the near future. It has awarded this contract to the company that supplied the Berson Inline 1000 UV system, Fluidquip Australia. Numerous local water treatment jobs will be created. Barwon provides water service to nearly 300,000 permanent residents. In addition, the company oversees nine water treatment plants and 12 reservoirs.

Thu, 22 May - Read more

Financial Injection for Enoggera Creek Restoration Project

As one part of a $150,000 government funded project, Enoggera Creek’s upper reaches will soon be fully restored. Campbell Newman, the Member for Ashgrove, stated that the project and its creation of water jobs would be delivered as one part of the Management Investment Program for Queensland.

Thu, 22 May - Read more

Selecting a New Tech Chief for Melbourne Water Supply

Melbourne Water is charged with treatment, storage and delivery of all the water needed for the Victorian capital’s residents. They are adding jobs to some of their plant locations. These include water treatment jobs and positions for chief information officers. The new employees will help in the implementation of the strategies of Melbourne Water.

Mon, 12 May - Read more

New Mundaring Water Treatment Plant Opens in Australia

A new water treatment plant has just opened in Australia, as of the end of March 2014, producing a number of new water jobs. The Mundaring Water Treatment Plan is expected to treat 165,000 m3/day and cost about AUS $300 million. It was officially opened in late March in Western Australia.

Thu, 17 Apr - Read more

Wastewater Treatment Project in Dawesville Is Green-Lighted

After a seven year wait, a wastewater reuse scheme has finally been brought to fruition, thanks to a $1million grant. This grant is being made available through the State Government, and will fund water treatment jobs in the area. The commitment to a sustainable water supply is ongoing.

Mon, 7 Apr - Read more

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