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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: New South Wales

Type: Full Time

Posted: 26/10/2021


Permanent Full Time


About the Role

Upper Hunter Shire Council has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Manager Water & Sewer. Reporting to the Director Infrastructure Services, the role will primarily be responsible for leading, managing and controlling the operation of the Council’s Water & Sewer Division.

You will head up a fantastic, knowledgeable, hardworking team including:  4 direct reports and approximately 18 team members.

You will also be responsible for providing strategic business planning for the development of the Council’s Water and Sewer infrastructure, focusing on ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance, long term financial sustainability for those assets, including planning of maintenance, renewal and upgrade works with your team.

This unique leadership opportunity is perfect for you to make your mark in a position that plays a critical role within our organisation and the community.

In short, this is a great opportunity for a high performing water engineer and natural leader in this field to progress in the LG sector.


About You

The successful candidate will have a Degree in Engineering with specialist experience in Water and Sewer services, or, equivalent qualifications acceptable for membership to the Institution of Engineers Australia. You will also be a positive, engaged leader who works with your team in a collaborative environment.


Your Key Attributes Essential for Success

  • Technical expertise and leadership in all things Water and Sewer
  • Project management experience in Water and Sewer
  • Familiarity with local authority and state government approval and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated treatment plant management experience
  • Understanding of Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM)
  • Drought Management Planning knowledge and experience
  • A commitment to self-improvement and continuing professional development


About Us

Our Council is an exciting, vibrant, place to work with a thriving rural community.

We are a friendly bunch who work well together, many of our recent recruits have relocated from interstate/metropolitan Councils and they love it here (just ask them).

Based in the beautiful Upper Hunter, our Council is committed to providing a customer-focused service to all our residents and stakeholders; we pride ourselves on being a progressive and caring organisation where all our employees work together to deliver quality services to support our community.


What we have to offer:

As a valued member of our team, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary and opportunity for salary progression
  • Access to relocation and rental assistance
  • Flexible work arrangements and reward program
  • Career progression and professional development opportunities

Give Karen Davies, Director Infrastructure Services a call on (02) 6540 1155 or e-mail to discuss this exciting opportunity.  Or you can simply submit an application online by the closing date by clicking the “Apply” button below.


Closing Date:

Friday 5th November 2021 at 4pm.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.

Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 02 65401100 to discuss.

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