Project Engineer

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


Who are we?

We’re here to help people live well and create a better and more sustainable future. We support healthy and liveable communities by delivering water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.77 million people who rely on us every day and every night. At South East Water, we innovate with purpose and act with care to deliver healthy water for life. Fresh thinking and collaboration are at the heart of our organisation. We are constantly learning, embracing the challenges of today and excited by the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

The role

Working within our Minor Capital Works team, this role will provide specialist support and services that ensure we can continue to deliver and improve the reliability of an essential resource. This varied role offers the opportunity to work across the entire project management life cycle, contributing to planning, scoping of works, design, seeking quotes and the delivery in support of a variety of water, sewer, and treatment plant minor capital programs.

Who are you?

Working within a multi-disciplined team, you will utilise your engineering expertise and knowledge to advise on the feasibility, design and construction of water and wastewater assets. Your understanding of water and wastewater network assets will guide the delivery of programs, supported by your ability to scope requirements on site. In addition to this, you will use your knowledge to scope requirements on site, developing specification requirements and documentation to support the tender or quoting process through and into delivery.

Your strong stakeholder management skills will see you succeed in this role, coupled with your ability to effectively engage and influence for successful outcomes. You will have a natural affinity with problem solving, using your Engineering degree, and working knowledge of WSAA, MRWA and other relevant South East Water standards to design and assist in the delivery of solutions.

What's in it for you?

  • A commitment to work-life balance with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working, leave purchasing and RDO options.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for all parents and paid super on unpaid parental leave
  • A range of benefits, including free on-site parking and cultural leave.
  • A great culture working in collaborative teams with strong work ethics.
  • Career focused learning and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to environmental initiatives.
  • Enjoy modern office facilities with panoramic beachfront views.
  • Competitive salary range of between $106 to $118K + super

We're for everyone

We do meaningful work, but how we do it is just as important. We’re here to help people live well, protect the environment, and keep healthy water and resources accessible and affordable for all.  We know to make a positive difference we need to support our people to be their very best. Flexibility and innovation are at the heart of how we work.  But it’s our people’s collective ambition, authenticity and differences that bring our culture to life. 

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. Everyone brings a unique voice and a refreshing perspective that keeps us innovating. It makes us better learners, thinkers and collaborators, helping create better outcomes for our customers. Even though we’re all different, we still share a common goal to deliver healthy water for life. 

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds. We aim to provide an inclusive and accessible workplace for everyone. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss your reasonable adjustments during interviews, or to learn more about the role, please contact:

Keen to make an impact?

Click here to check out the position description. We're accepting applications for this exciting opportunity until Sunday 5 February 2023.

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