Team Leader – Water Engineering

Water Corporation

Location: Osborne Park

Job Type: Not Specified


  • Lead a team of 5 trusting and supportive workers
  • Osborne Park based with free parking available
  • Salaries starting from $141,438 + Super 10.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements including 9-day fortnight
  • Permanent Full-time employment

About you:

You are a confident and experienced leader who has engineering expertise to ensure optimal operational performance of our water assets.

While providing leadership and support to your team of 5 professional engineers of various disciplines, you will also work closely with our Operation and Maintenance Teams and numerous Corporation stakeholders. You understand the importance of a stakeholder engagement within the organisation, so you prioritise your customer relationships, and are comfortable communicating at all levels. It will be your approach to stakeholder engagement/management and your ability to bring groups of people together that’s most important here.

Organisational skills and multi-tasking are a critical aspect to this agile nature of work in Operations Group. You will manage time efficiently and effectively, plan well, and be equipped to tackle unplanned issues.

What the role will involve:

The first 12 months will be a big learning opportunity for you, you will gain excellent exposure to Water Corporation’s core business and be challenged and supported to further develop your technical, commercial and leadership skills. Your initial focus will essentially be to build network relationships and have an understanding of the fundamental elements of your role.

You will be responsible for the planning, coordinating and advisory function in relation to the operational management of Groundwater Operations Assets including responsibility for Water Quality, Water Treatment and Source Water governance and compliance. You will have a balance of working in office and at our sites.

Part of this will be an attention on the optimisation and managing water services sustainably to make WA a great place to live and invest.

Your Team:

You will work with a crew that are very team focussed. Forming strong relationships with your colleagues will be pivotal for optimal performance. Your peers believe in having open and honest conversations to establish solutions to problems. There is a lot of trust among one another, and you will have support from your team.

Current Employee Appreciation Feedback:

“Our manager allows the team a lot of autonomy but provides direction and support if and where needed. He is outcome focussed, hold people to account and drives the team to continually improve, which shows as we are a high performing team! He is always seeking improvements in our business processes and where he can, delivers tools so we can do our jobs better. He is approachable and down-to-earth and has led the team to have a great team culture.”

Key skills and experience:

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Previous leadership of high performing team
  • Experience in water/large utility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Valid WA Driver’s License

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.

Applications close Sunday 5th February 2023

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

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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 or 9420 2000.

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

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