Senior Planner - Drainage Liveable Communities

Water Corporation

Location: Leederville

Job Type: Not Specified


  • Drainage & Liveable Communities team
  • Permanent opportunity - $123,176 + Super + Benefits
  • Flexible working options available

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Planner - Drainage & Liveable Communities for a permanent opportunity to perform hydrologic and hydraulic modelling for our drainage asset portfolio.

You’ll be based in Leederville. It’s a lively suburb, 5 minutes from Perth’s CBD. There’s plenty of places to eat and hang out, and you’re only 5-minutes away from the nearest train station - An easy commute when you’re heading into the office

What the role will involve:

  • Undertake hydrologic and hydraulic modelling of urban and rural drainage systems for capacity assessment, risk identification and upgrade requirement purposes
  • Assess current and future asset/system performance and risk against requirements to inform investment and planning priorities and assessment of optimal investment timing
  • Develop and evaluate scheme asset improvement and investment options to achieve required business outcomes
  • Develop investment business cases and projects with deliverables that mitigate risk and meet the investment objectives of the drainage asset portfolio
  • Scope and specify capital projects and operating work packages to enable service providers to meet relevant drainage asset portfolio objectives

Key skills and experience:

  • Ideally you will be degree qualified in an Engineering or a Science discipline
  • You will have a strong background in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling or planning, design, acquisition and operational delivery of water related infrastructure
  • You will have a good understanding of work practices and systems relevant to asset investment planning
  • Experience in planning and progressing work activities within general guidelines, using initiative and judgement to deliver outcomes
  • Good understanding of Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines, stormwater industry practices and experience in flood modelling is highly desirable.

Apply: If you are interested in the above opportunity please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Please note:

As part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

Applications close 4th December 2022

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace:

Water Corporation is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community. How we will achieve this is outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and People and Safety Strategy.

We acknowledge the different skills, experiences and perspectives that people from diverse backgrounds including, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation bring to the workplace, will only strengthen our workforce.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, where all our people feel that they belong, are valued, respected and have equal access to opportunities and resources.

We encourage applications from our key priority communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment to enable people with disability to participate fully in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments including adjustments in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.”

Applicants with disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process, or alternative methods of communication, can contact a Recruitment Officer at

To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit our website.

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