• Full-time, fixed term maternity leave position for 10 months
  • Benefit the water industry and their customers through research and innovation
  • Engage with representatives from across the Australian and international water sector

An opportunity for a Project Officer has arisen within the WSAA team. This position, based in Melbourne, is a mid-level position within WSAA reporting to the Manager, Research and Innovation. This is an important support role within the organisation involving the management of the research collaboration process between WSAA members and our research partners. The role involves member liaison and providing administrative support, project management and coordination of research and innovation activities.

We are seeking a professional with 3 to 5 years' experience for a full-time, fixed term maternity leave position for 10 months. The person should be an energetic, people-oriented, self-starter with experience in the water industry or a related sector. We offer the opportunity to build a strong network across the Australian water sector, support water utilities and their customers through research collaboration, and assist in addressing contemporary issues in water through innovation.

Salary will be based on level of experience. 

You will need to have:

  • A tertiary qualification in science or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with people, understand their needs and requirements and deliver outcomes that meet those requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes in a timely manner through influencing others without direct authority.
  • Experience in managing and delivering projects.
  • Ability to coordinate multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to develop a strong network of contacts within water utilities, other industries, service providers and research partners.


  • Knowledge of the urban water research environment is desirable but not mandatory.

To be considered for this position, you must include in your application a current CV and a cover letter addressing the 'Professional Requirements' found in the position description. 

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 8 May 2017. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Gayathri Jasper
Research and Innovation Coordinator
03 8605 7606

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20 Apr 2017

Gayathri Jasper

Gayathri Jasper

Research & Innovation Coordinator