This position implements the operational and capital programs for water and wastewater by providing a high level of coordination, technical advice, managerial oversight, and guidance to ensure water and wastewater infrastructure are adequately maintained, renewed, and upgraded, with an emphasis on increasing efficiency, continuous improvement, and achieving Council objectives.


  • Degree in Engineering (or similar) and/or extensive management experience in the water industry.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrated ability to manage water and sewer treatment works with a solid grounding and appreciation of the concepts, principles, and practical applications of asset management plans for water supply and sewerage assets.
  • Demonstrated strong, ethical, motivating leadership with ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team, coupled with a demonstrated ability to drive a performance based and change management culture.
  • Demonstrated high level attention to detail and accuracy, with the demonstrated ability to research, think analytically and plan work with proven problem-solving skills to develop potential options and recommendations for resolutions.
  • Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills to manage competing priorities, monitor and report progress, complete set outcomes and meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate, negotiate and resolve conflict with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Adept knowledge across Microsoft 365 (including MS Project), AutoCAD, PowerBI, GIS, SCADA, or similar applications with highly developed ability to learn new technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project costs and control and develop budgets/estimates for individual projects.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of workplace health and safety (WHS) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) principles


  • Demonstrated knowledge and significant previous experience in asset management.
  • Demonstrated experience in contract and contractor management.
  • Previous working knowledge and understanding of the Local Government Act 1993 and other legislation relevant to the functions of the department.



The position has been evaluated as Band 3 Level 4 in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award.


Full time professional staff work 35 hours each week. The spread of hours are worked over a 9-day period, Monday to Sunday. The current standard working hours are 8.00am – 4.30pm with a 43-minute unpaid lunch break (7.78 hours each day).

Some variation in work hours may be required from time to time to ensure efficient undertaking of the position. Additional hours worked are generally recognised in the form of ‘time off in lieu’ rather than payment of overtime.


Prior to commencement of employment with Council it may be necessary to undergo the following pre-employment screening (at Council’s expense):

  • Medical examination, which includes drug and alcohol testing
  • Reference checking



Monthly based


Cobar Shire Council,New South Wales,Australia

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Job Posted:
2 weeks ago
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Cobar Shire Council,New South Wales,Australia