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Technical Liaison Officer

Wannon Water

Location: Warrnambool

Job Type: Contract/temp


About us

Wannon Water is Victoria’s second largest regional urban water corporation by area.

Each day across South West Victoria we deliver clear, fresh drinking water to our customers. We also take away sewage and trade waste which we treat and return safely to the environment. As a key regional organisation, Wannon Water strives to be an influential community partner, contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of the region as a whole. We are guided by our strategic direction of beyond water for strong communities.

We provide services to 34 towns, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers. Our 230-strong employee base has more than 1,500 years’ experience at Wannon Water to fulfil our purpose of delivering water and sewerage services and improving the lives of people in South West Victoria.

Our benefits

We are passionate about people - the people we employ, the people who depend on our products and services, and the people who make up our communities.

As an employee of Wannon Water, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges.

Working with the wider community, we commit to making gender equity a business and cultural norm. It’s simply the right thing to do. We embrace all forms of diversity and promote family-friendly working hours and leave arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve. We feature a mix of age groups and cultural diversity, programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative, and a raft of professional development opportunities, making working here a great lifestyle choice.

You will have access to:

  • Programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative
  • A flexible work environment
  • An events and activities committee
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rostered days off
  • An employee assistance program
  • Study leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs

Job Description

About the role

Due to unprecedented growth and development in South West Victoria, an exciting opportunity has become available with our Development Services Team.

If you like to be challenged daily, enjoy working as part of a dynamic team, and are looking to learn and develop within an engaging and supportive work environment, this could be the opportunity for you.

This role supports Development Services in delivering best practice services in land development, minor trade waste, backflow and other relevant functions.

The position will have a particular focus on the land development process, including:

  • Helping to develop technical knowledge on sewer and water design and areas of best practice in the water industry
  • Applying technical expertise in reviewing submitted sewer and water designs to ensure compliance
  • Pro-actively engaging with consulting engineers, contractors and developers, and overseeing the construction and commissioning of new water and sewer infrastructure
  • Conducting audits of infrastructure across various stages of construction
  • Providing input to the review of water supply and sewerage designs, construction standards, standard drawings and reticulation schemes.

Desired Skills and Experience

About you and your skills

You possess a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of water and infrastructure design, consultation and auditing principles and systems. You have strong analytical and investigative skills and are accountable for ensuring technical and statutory requirements are adhered to.

This position requires strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to discuss and resolve problems, and the ability to work autonomously.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

This is a two-year fixed-term position located in the coastal city of Warrnambool with a generous salary of ($84,583.44 to $91,961.91) plus superannuation, flexible working arrangements and rostered days off.

For further information, please call James Phillips (Manager Development Services) on 1300 926 666.

A copy of the position description for this role is available here or via our website at

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccinations

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 4 December 2022

Click APPLY and you will be taken through to the Wannon Water Careers Portal to complete your application. Once there, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions and upload your cover letter and CV. To give yourself the best opportunity to process your application, please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the role requirements as outlined in the position description.

We thank you for taking the time to consider Wannon Water as a future employer and look forward to hearing from you.