• Full Time
  • Identified
  • Goondiwindi


Job No: WaterNSW2568

Location: Armidale, Dubbo, Goondiwindi, Moree, Narrabri or Tamworth


Are you a talented and passionate individual from the First Nations community?  

We invite you to join WaterNSW and be part of a thriving, inclusive team that celebrates diversity and values unique perspectives.  

At WaterNSW, we communicate openly and honestly whilst maintaining respect for one another. We understand everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture.  

We are currently recruiting for a Water Planning & Delivery Officer North and would love to hear from you!  


Acknowledgement of Country 
WaterNSW acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.  

Our perks and benefits: 

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.   

  • Aboriginal Support Network   
  • Flexible working   
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at full pay on the Enterprise Agreement   
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave   
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance   
  • Professional development and educational assistance   
  • A supportive and inclusive work culture that embraces diversity, cultural understanding and values   

Location: Armidale, Dubbo, Goondiwindi, Moree, Narrabri or Tamworth

Salary: Starting from $103,928 base + super

Tenure: Permanent, Full-Time

What we are looking for:

  • A strong desire to contribute your skills and expertise to our business   
  • Someone who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent / identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which they were born, has lived or currently lives   
  • A commitment to promoting and preserving Aboriginal culture and value  
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or related field, or equivalent level of operational experience with intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office suite skills, in particular with excel
  • Ability to implement practical strategies, policies, procedures and tools for water delivery, flood and water quality emergency management
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, customers and regulator
  • Experience in working within a team environment to achieve corporate and business unit objectives and improve operational performance
  • Favourable: Experience in the water industry, understanding of water treatment processes and/or knowledge of lake water quality (limnology) and river hydrology

Join us on our journey to build a more inclusive workplace and make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities.   

What you will work on: 

  • Implement daily system operations, to meet customer needs and business performance indicators in terms of both quantity and quality in line with requirements of Works Approvals, Water Sharing Plans, supply agreements and other regulatory obligations in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Operate or direct the operation of water infrastructure in line with operating protocols to maximise the efficient and continuous delivery of water to customers including during droughts
  • Operate and direct the operations of water infrastructure during significant inflow events (including floods and water quality) in line with approved operating protocols to minimise risk to assets and the downstream environment
  • Deliver assigned projects including water portfolio responsibilities in a way that is consistent with regulatory requirements that add value to customers and stakeholders
  • Maintain knowledge as directed of supply system operation plans and protocols to ensure the coordinated water delivery service meets water quality and quantity needs of customers, stakeholders and regulators

Who is WaterNSW?

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW.   

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at waternsw.com.au 


For full details about this role please review the Position Description

Need support with your application? Reach out to our Talent Acquisition Partner to set up a discussion – Jasmine Choong on jasmine.choong@waternsw.com.au.

Please note applications for this position will close on 4th June 2024.


To apply for this job please visit waternsw.applynow.net.au.