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 $136,340.94
  • 12.75% superannuation 
  • Access to Banked Time and TOIL
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Hybrid work environment with a genuine emphasis on work/life balance 
  • Access to Sunwater’s MyBenefits hosted by Reward Gateway 


The role

Your primary responsibility to manage the development and implementation of Sunwater’s metering fleet strategy ensuring a consistent approach is applied to metering across the business that meets compliance obligations, metering and telemetry standards and is fit for purpose for Sunwater and the customer. You will ensure the approach supports Sunwater’s strategy of Smart Schemes and delivering water for prosperity by enabling improved WHS outcomes, increased scheme efficiency, fair and equitable water sharing, accurate billing and capturing of operational data whilst improving the experience of our customers and ensuring risk of non-compliance is mitigated and managed. This position will take an active role in driving innovation and contributing to the Smart Scheme Strategy and will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders across this program of work. Other key responsibilities will include:-

  • Develop a robust Capital Metering Replacement/Upgrade Program that aligns with Non-Urban Water Measurement Policy and Regulatory requirements and implementation plan.
  • Develop and update the Asset Class Asset Management Plan and asset management strategies for Meters & Telemetry.
  • Drive rationalisation of metering assets where possible to reduce whole of life asset cost where possible and make recommendations as the Subject Matter Expert on Metering
  • Lead and support the identification of potential innovation and process improvements (e.g., Smart Schemes Program) and consider on incorporation into the Sunwater Metering Policy. 


About you

You will have a high level of interpersonal skills including consultation, negotiation and relationship building skills with the ability to professionally represent Sunwater and its interests.  You will work in a self-directed manner to plan and coordinate work to ensure pre-agreed objectives and deadlines are met. You will also have the ability to effectively represent metering interests to internal and external stakeholders and have a high level of written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prepare written technical reports, memos, presentations, and other communications in a clear and logical manner. In addition, you will have:-

  • Trade or Tertiary qualifications in Project Management or Water Operations or equivalent experience in heavy industry
  • 10 + years’ experience in metering management
  • Certified meter installer accreditation (mandatory)
  • Qualifications in or significant experience in Project Management will be highly regarded
  • Class ‘C’ drivers’ 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 


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. 

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