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Water Safety Planning Technical Advisor

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Water Corporation
Mining, resources & energy
1,001-5,000 employees
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Permanent full-time

Flexible start time

$105,754 + Super

An overview of a Technical Advisor – Water Safety Planning

A Water Safety Plan is fundamentally a risk assessment where it utilises a comprehensive risk assessment approach for all drinking water quality processes and steps in a water supply system, from catchment to customer.

All identified hazards with no barrier in place are captured as actions and recorded in the corporate systems for tracking and reporting on progress.

Ultimately you will be the Technical Advisor to develop, review, monitor and audit the Water Safety Plans and Water Safety Planning Processes that supports our Drinking Water Quality Framework within the Corporation.

You will also promote drinking water quality management and provide advice in relation to technical enquiries and operational issues.

Sound interesting to you? Read on.

Why choose to work for us? What is in it for you?

Come work in a supportive team, with a supportive Leader.She is there to guide, manage and motivate you.She will work with you on any roadblocks and figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around them.

Regular weekly catch-ups will be arranged, open and honest communication is fundamental and encouraged.

Not only will you have a supportive Leader, but you will also be paired up with a Senior member of the team.They too will offer great technical assistance and knowledge sharing.This is a bunch of colleagues that truly live the One Team value and look after each other.

Picture yourself 12 months down the track after landing this role.At this point you will have gained technical knowledge and be very familiarised with our WSP processes and systems and what it takes to identify and manage water quality risks across the state.You will also have sound knowledge of our corporate systems such as SAP, ViewX, WQMS and ADR.

Like the opportunity to travel to sites?If you have a valid driver license, we will send you to 2WD training – add this certification to your CV!No license, not a problem. You won’t be travelling alone and will have a travel buddy.

The fundamentals of the role:

Develop and review Water Safety Plans and appendices for implementation within the Corporation.The review will include travel to some of our Regional Sites.

Undertake Long Term Evaluations as required

Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders on the production of water safety plans and other drinking water quality issues

Contribute to the Barrier Risk Assessment process

Provide technical input to, and assist with, the enhancement of drinking water quality management and operational reporting systems

Undertake drinking water quality focussed projects and tasks, as required, contributing to the implementation of the Drinking Water Quality Framework

Do you possess the following skills and experience? We want you!

Tertiary qualification (Degree level or higher) in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline or equivalent.

Experience and/or awareness in water supply systems planning, operations and/or design

Relevant experience in risk assessment and data analysis

Highly developed analytical and conceptual skills

Proficient in Microsoft Suite

Attention to detail and sound written communication skills through emails and reporting

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated capability in stakeholder management

Awareness of drinking water quality management principles, including knowledge of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the Framework for the Management of Drinking Water is highly advantageous

If this job has ticked all the boxes, it’s time to start your application!

Please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Applications close Friday 9th June 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:

Diversity and inclusion are more than words. They guide us on building a thriving workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community.

We encourage applications from every background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth, LGBTQIA+ folks and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applicants with disability who require adjustments, or alternative methods of communication in the recruitment process, can contact a Recruitment Officer at or 9420 2000.

To read our diversity and inclusion statement, please visit our website