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Water Planning and Delivery Specialist - Sydney


Location: Parramatta

Job Type: Not Specified


Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Water Planning & Delivery Specialist to join our operations team in the Greater Sydney area.

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state. This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career.

Our perks and benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelines, that’s why we offer a load of benefits.

  • Flexible working
  • 9 day fortnight
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Fertility leave
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance
  • Professional development and educational assistance
  • Attractive remuneration

And so much more!

What you’ll do:

Design, develop, implement and supervise water operation plans and system configuration to provide technical assurance, expert advice and enable the most efficient 24/7 delivery of water to our customers and stakeholders in the Greater Sydney region within specified quantities, quality parameters and timeframes in a cost-effective manner to optimise system yield and put safety first.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Review and direct optimised daily water system operations and plans to meet customer needs and business performance indicators in terms of both quality and quantity in line with requirements of Works Approvals, Water Sharing Plans and supply agreements in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Apply specialist expertise to assess and optimise water system operations in response to supply and quality risks and opportunities and particularly to identify when current procedures may not adequately address these potential risks and opportunities – this includes analysis of risks and opportunities from conflicting demands between water quality, yield, infrastructure and regulatory constraints, variable weather outlooks, asset outages, changing customer demands and outages, and community impacts and events.
  • Review and recommend water resources assessment models, tools and procedures including water delivery system configuration plans, supply forecasting and benchmarking to ensure the most efficient allocation of water using best practice.
  • Operate and direct the operations of water infrastructure during significant operational events (including droughts, floods and water quality events) in line with approved operating protocols to minimise risk to customers, assets and the downstream environment.
  • Identify opportunities for improved operational and continual business improvement strategies and performance.
  • Develop and deliver key procedures, documentation, systems, tools and training packages for planning and delivery operations, including flood operations. Train and provide technical guidance to WPD Officers and other WaterNSW staff, as required.

What we are looking for:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant engineering discipline or equivalent level of operational experience.
  • Experience with the use of hydrological and/or hydraulic models.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of operations in river and water supply system operations.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of bulk supply operations for the supply of water to customers within exact, stringent standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement practical strategies, policies, procedures and tools for water planning and delivery, including flood operations and incident management.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholders, customers and regulators.
  • Proven experience in working within a team environment to achieve corporate and business unit objectives and maximise operational performance.
  • Experienced communicator, negotiator, problem solver and networker with the ability to manage and prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence.

Who is WaterNSW?

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information.

We operate one of the largest water monitoring networks in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere

WaterNSW is committed to the safety of our people and wider community, as such, full vaccination against COVID-19 will be a condition of all successful candidates.

Well, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

For more information, please reach out to: Tanya Talwar at

Please note applications for this position will close on 30th June 2023

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