Engineering Assistant Utilties - Water Quality Officer

Lachlan Shire Council Full Time Permanent 17/07/2017

About Us

The Heart of NSW encompasses the local government area of the Lachlan Shire and is well known for its natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals and relaxed bush lifestyle. Lachlan Shire is located in the Central West of New South Wales; 200km west of Orange, 100km west of Parkes, 220km south west of Dubbo and 228km north east of the Griffith. The Lachlan Shire is located in the Wiradjuri nation of the eastern-central area of NSW.  The Wiradjuri nation shares a common language and bond through the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers. 

Lachlan Shire Council’s vision for the future is to be a progressive, vibrant and prosperous community where families come to stay and enjoy a relaxed, healthy way of life and community spirit.

About The Role


Permanent Full-Time 

 The Engineering Assistant Utilities is a key member of the Infrastructure Services Department. This position is responsible for assisting with the investigation, planning, development and management of Water and Waste Water Quality and EPA Licence requirements, including operational processes and procedures for raw water, potable water, treated effluent, and reuse water compliance, sampling and testing.

 Some of the Responsibilities for this role are:

  • Providing assistance to the Manager - Utilities for the record keeping, monitoring, investigation and reporting of Water and Waste Water Quality and Compliance
  • Developing spreadsheets, databases and other records for water and waste water and maintaining all other mandatory documentation required by legislation.
  • Reporting and assisting in the development of business cases, forward planning documents and grant submissions in relation to water supply, treatment and sewerage treatment and services including beneficial reuse of treated effluent.
  • Monitor, assemble and record all statutory water and waste water quality data and reports in a format suitable for inclusion in annual regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the investigation, planning and development of engineering projects, for town and rural improvement works.
  • Participate in forward planning, budgeting and scheduling of works programs for major and minor works.
  • Asset condition inspections and reporting, assisting with maintenance of the asset register
  • Prepare requests for quotation and invitations to tender or invitation for expressions of interest for consulting and contracting services.

To be successful you will need to have:

  • Diploma or Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering or similar engineering discipline or extensive experience in a similar role
  • Relevant experience in Water and Waste Water Quality and Compliance
  • Certificate III in Water and Waste Water Operations
  • Class C (Manual) Drivers Licence
  • Construction Induction Certificate
  • An understanding of infrastructure assets and their management
  • Demonstrated understanding of water and waste water treatment and quality
  • Demonstrated well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent computer skills using a wide variety of software
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 , the Water Act 1912, the Water Management Act 2000 and Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Regulations

This position is a Grade 9 – 10 paying $2323.10 to 2720.65 per fortnight under the Local Government (State) Award as varied by Lachlan Shire Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

 Applications close: 4.30pm Monday 7 August 2017 

Contact: Manager Utilities – Kerry Jones – 0427 951 962 or 02 6895 1900

Lachlan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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