• Fixed-term Part-time position (FTE 0.6, 12 months), Melbourne based
  • Engage with representatives from across the Australian water sector
  • Benefit the water industry and their customers through improved customer driven research and innovation
  • Coordinate and manage collaborative research projects between WSAA members and our research partners

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak body of the Australian urban water industry. Its members provide water and sewerage services to over 20 million customers in Australia and New Zealand and many of Australia’s largest industrial and commercial enterprises.

The Research and Innovation Coordinator 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 - 5 years' experience for a part time position (FTE 0.6) on a 12 month contract based in Melbourne.

The person should be an enthusiastic, people-oriented, with a high level of self-motivation. Experience in the water industry or a related sector is well regarded.

We offer the opportunity to build a strong network across the Australian water sector, support utilities in customer driven research and innovation, and coordinate and manage collaborative research projects between WSAA members and our research partners, both nationally and internationally.

Some travel within Australia is required.

Salary will be based on level of experience.

You will need to have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering, 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 is desirable.


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 Friday 9 November 2018.  Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Karen Campisano
Research and Innovation Manager
03 8605 7619

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19 Oct 2018

Karen Campisano

Karen Campisano

Manager, Research and Innovation