Senior Technical Advisor

Water Corporation

Location: Leederville

Job Type: Not Specified


  • Two Senior Technical Advisors required to support the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant project
  • March 2023 until October 2023 with potential extension until 2028
  • Centrally located in Leederville with flexible work options available – 123k + Super

The Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant will be the third major seawater desalination plant supplying the Perth Integrated Water Supply Scheme. The stage 1 project will deliver a new 50 GL per annum seawater RO plant and the 4.9 GL per annum Eglinton groundwater scheme.

Treated Eglinton groundwater will be blended with RO permeate from the seawater desalination plant to reduce chemical usage. This also avoid the requirement to remove calcium hardness from Eglinton groundwater, significantly reducing treatment requirements for the groundwater.

About the role
We currently have two exciting opportunities available to undertake the role of Senior Technical Advisor – Operations Interface during the Alliance Development (AD) Stage of the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant project.

During the AD Stage, two Proponents will be invited to conduct engineering design and prepare a total outturn cost (TOC) and a total O&M budget (TOMB) for the project over a 22-week period from March 2023 through October 2023.

These roles will be embedded in the Competitive Alliances as a project team member to represent Water Corporation’s operations interest and provide guidance to the Alliances in understanding and implementing Water Corporation’s operations and maintenance (O&M) requirements.

What the role will involve

  • Represents asset management and O&M stakeholders, influencing the project team to ensure fit for purpose, lowest overall cost outcomes for all parties;
  • Provide O&M technical liaison between the Proponent and the Corporation;
  • Provide extensive technical advice based on inherent knowledge of operational, maintenance and asset management process, requirements, and procedures
  • Provide guidance for the Alliance to understand and implement Water Corporation’s operations and maintenance requirements.
  • Identify the key risks and business impacts that may arise during the project life cycle and ensures key stakeholders are informed on potential impacts, mitigation, and contingency measures
  • Provide O&M technical input into the engineering deliverables such as human factors engineering and safe isolation requirements.

Key skills and experience required
This role requires people with practical experience in operating or maintaining water treatment assets and have sound knowledge of asset management principles and practices.

  • Tertiary or Trade level qualification in an engineering related discipline with experience in water related operational and asset management; or
  • Experience in seawater desalination operations, maintenance, and asset management
  • Practical experience in operating or maintaining water treatment assets
  • Advanced knowledge of water related infrastructure assets and systems

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

Applications close Wednesday 8th of February.

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.”

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