Dubbo Regional Council

Embrace the opportunity to be part of our collaborative team, shaping the future of our community’s water systems!

  • Opportunity to elevate your professional journey with a renowned organisation offering extensive career growth!
  • Enjoy a 38-hour workweek and a 9-day fortnight!
  • $89,324 to $103,808 per annum plus superannuation, including industry allowance


Join us in a crucial role where you will ensure the efficient production and treatment of potable water, adhering to Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), and the treatment and disposal of sewage to industry best practices and EPA License conditions.

In this challenging and diverse role, you’ll oversee daily operations to provide a safe, high-quality water supply services to the community of Dubbo and surrounds, all while fostering a supportive and collaborative team environment.

Duties And Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain high quality treatment of water by reliable operation of the treatment plant, reservoirs, booster pump stations and laboratory services
  • Lead and motivate the team in their daily roles, ensuring the provision of high quality drinking water to the Dubbo community
  • Operate a computer based supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA/telemetry system
  • Ensure provision of 24 hour emergency response to address faults and failures for Treatment plant ,reservoirs and pumping stations
  • Supervise the maintenance and operation of the water supply treatment assets in accordance with Council’s Policies and Procedures so as to meet Council’s objectives as set out in Council’s Management Plan
  • Supervise your team and their duties ensuring that individual accountabilities and performance are monitored and achieved

About You

You are a highly motivated and proactive professional who brings a wealth of demonstrated experience in Water systems. As team player, you don’t just fit into a collaborative environment; you enhance it. Your positive attitude, willingness to share knowledge and proactive approach contribute to a thriving team culture. You understand the importance of collective efforts and are committed to fostering an atmosphere where every team member feels valued.

Your ability to communicate to a high standard, convey ideas clearly, and engage effectively with team members is instrumental to your success. Your hands-on approach sets the tone for the team, inspiring others through your commitment, resilience and ability to navigate challenges.

If you are ready to bring your expertise, communication skills and positive leadership qualities to a role where you can make a significant impact, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of our community’s water systems.


  • Certificate IV Water Operations (treatment)
  • Solid experience in supervision of water or sewage treatment plants including associated staff
  • Demonstrates competency in computer operation and data entry
  • Experience in telemetry operations
  • Class C drivers licence
  • Fluoride course and Chlorine gas handling certificate/training

What We Offer

  • Attractive annual salary ranging from $89,324 to $103,808 plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work options to suit your needs
  • Enjoy a 38-hour workweek with adaptable working hours, embracing a 9 day fortnight with a rostered day off!
  • Thrive within the collaborative and supportive environment of the Council’s team, immersed in a welcoming company culture
  • Generous leave provisions to support your work-life balance
  • Prioritise your health and wellbeing with access to discounted gym memberships through Fitness Passport, a comprehensive wellbeing program, the opportunity to engage with colleagues via our social club, annual flu vaccinations, and confidential assistance provided by our employee assistance (EAP) program
  • Experience the benefits of our salary packaging options, allowing you to maximize your earnings and financial flexibility

If this role sounds appealing to you, take a moment to explore the

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

Closing Date: 9:00am, Monday 8th April 2024

Enquiries: Water and Sewer Treatment Engineer – 02 6801 4865

About Us

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 55,000 people. Our team consisting of 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.

Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

How To Apply

  • If this role sounds like you, we would love to hear from you, simply click apply now!
  • Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  • On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume and copies of applicable qualifications.
  • Please note that once you start to complete your online application you cannot save it and return to it later. We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you’re ready.
  • A panel will assess all applications for suitability against the essential criteria for the position. Once completed, an interview, skills assessment or task and reference checks may be undertaken. All candidates will be notified of the outcome via the email address you supply as part of your application.

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