Water Asset Planning Officer

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 20/09/2022

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Water Asset Planning Officer plays a crucial role in maintaining the register of assets and providing reports to the Water Supply and Sewerage Branch in order to effectively manage the extensive water and sewer assets managed and owned by Council.

  • Assist with the strategic planning for asset management
  • Provide input into the replacement of assets and review of Life Cycle costs
  • Regularly liaise with other Council staff on projects
  1. Diploma in Engineering or related discipline
  2. Experience with asset management software and computer modelling of water and sewerage systems or similar utilities
  3. Demonstrated understanding of asset management principles
  4. Previous experience in database management demonstrating attention to detail
  5. Demonstrated understanding of principles of continuous improvement
  6. Superior computer skills with demonstrated use of word processing, spreadsheets and other Microsoft programs 

You will have previous experience and a demonstrated understanding of asset management software and principles.  You enjoy working with data and will have an eye for detail.  You will have previous experience working with large databases with the demonstrated capacity to maintain an accurate and up-to-date information.  


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program.

DRC also offers a variety of flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop Computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached Jobs Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $72,287-$84,010 per annum plus superannuation 

Closing Date: 9:00am on Monday 10 October 2022

Enquiries:  For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Water Asset Planning Engineer - 02 6801 4873

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