What makes Sunwater an exceptional workplace?

We are dedicated to providing our employees with a dynamic and secure work atmosphere, accompanied by an array of attractive benefits including:

  • Base salary starting from $151,072.75
  • 12.75% superannuation
  • Access to Banked Time and TOIL
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Genuine emphasis on work/life balance
  • Access to Sunwater’s MyBenefits hosted by Reward Gateway


The Role

Reporting to the Environmental Operations Manager, you will engage with other work groups across the Sunwater business to manage environmental risk and improve efficiency. You will influence internal and external stakeholders (including customers, councils, environmental groups) through frequent engagement and relationship building leading to collaboration.  A key component of this role will be to prepare relevant environmental compliance reports and provide environmental support and advice to project, planning and operational groups within the business.

In addition, you will:-

  • Coordinate and monitor contractor/environmental consultants for compliance/reporting activities
  • Participate collaboratively as part of the Environment team
  • Provide advice on management of environmental risks which affect a water supply business operating in regional areas, including incident reporting and follow-up
  • Ensure measures are in place to provide assurance in relation to Sunwater’s compliance with the terms of its environmental approvals, licences or permits
  • Ensure that a fit for purpose Environmental Management System is implemented, maintained and continuously improved in accordance with the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 14001 standard and undertake related reviews and audits
  • Provide expert input to the business in relation to negotiations and preparations of submissions/ applications to State (DES, DAF, DNRME) or Commonwealth (DCCEEW, MDBA) environmental regulators

Please note this role can be based in either the Chinchilla, Goondiwindi or Warrick Office. Please also note that this role will require you to travel to various regional QLD sites. 

About You

You will be experienced in environmental management practices of commercial business organisations, including an understanding of sustainability, environmental legislation, natural resources management and current industry practices and technology.  You be able to maintain ISO-accredited environmental management systems and undertake audits to provide assurance regarding compliance with standards and environmental approvals and licences. 

In addition, you will have:-

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant environmental discipline (e.g. environmental science, environmental engineering)
  • 5 + years demonstrated experience of working in an environmental management team in a water service provider/ water utility business
  • High level capability in leadership, mentoring and provision of training
  • Extensive experience developing concise procedures, technical and scientific reports on complex issues.  
  • Class ‘C’ Driving licence


We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexibility in their work arrangements. We understand the importance of work-life balance and value the diverse perspectives and experiences that individuals with flexible working needs bring to our team. Whether you are looking for part-time or other flexible arrangements, we are committed to exploring possibilities that accommodate your needs whilst ensuring successful outcomes for Sunwater. Please feel free to discuss your desired flexibility during the application process, and we will strive to create a mutually beneficial work arrangement.

For further information visit www.sunwater.com.au

Sunwater acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this country and Traditional Custodians of the land and water we rely on. We respect and value their continued sacred connection to Country, including the diverse, rich traditions, languages and customs that are the longest living in the world.  We acknowledge their resilience in the face of significant and ongoing historical, cultural, and political change within Australia. We recognise and value the importance of truth-telling today, and our role to listen and learn.

Please note that our recruitment process involves verifying references, conducting psychometric testing, performing background checks, and conducting a pre-employment medical evaluation.

To apply for this job please visit careers.sunwater.com.au.