Dubbo Regional Council

Embrace the opportunity to be part of our collaborative team, elevate your professional journey and make meaningful contributions to the incredible development of our community!

  • Opportunity to work within a renowned organisation with extensive career growth!
  • Enjoy a 38-hour workweek and a 9-day fortnight!
  • $83,094 to $96,569 per annum plus superannuation and industry allowance


In this dynamic and multifaceted role, you will have the exciting opportunity to take the lead in guiding the Water Treatment Team, ensuring the optimal operation of the treatment plant while meeting stringent Waste Water disposal standards mandated by the EPA. Your pivotal role in facilitating the delivery of high-quality treatment and disposal services will contribute significantly to the protection of the environment for the Dubbo Community.

Your responsibilities include overseeing the efficient production and treatment of potable water, aligning with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 (ADWG), NSW Health regulations, and the Dubbo Regional Council’s Drinking Water Management Plan. Your commitment to meeting and ensuring industry best practice conditions will be prominent in your work.

Additionally, you will be tasked with supervising the Treatment Technicians team in their daily roles. This leadership position empowers you to ensure the provision of a safe and high-quality water supply to the residences of Dubbo, Wongarbon, Ballimore, Eumungerie, and Mogriguy.

Duties And Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise the maintenance and operation of waste water treatment assets in strict accordance with Council’s policies and procedures
  • Utilize a computer-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)/telemetry system to monitor and manage waste water systems efficiently
  • Establish and maintain a 24-hour emergency response mechanism to promptly address faults and failures in treatment plants and pumping stations
  • Uphold the highest standards in waste water treatment and disposal through the reliable operation of treatment plants, pumping stations, and the laboratory

About You

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, dedicated to providing exemplary customer service. Your meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to working within a diverse team will set you apart. As a hands-on leader, you will consistently exhibit positive leadership qualities and actively contribute to fostering a constructive team culture.


  • Certificate III Water Operations
  • Certificate IV Water Operations (Treatment) or the ability to obtain within 2 years of employment in the position
  • Solid experience in Supervision of water or waste water treatment plants including staff
  • Demonstrates competency in computer operation and data entry
  • Experience in telemetry operations
  • Class C Drivers Licence

What We Offer

  • Attractive annual salary ranging from $83,094 to $96,569 plus 11% superannuation and industry allowances
  • Enjoy a 38-hour workweek and a 9-day fortnight
  • 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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