• Develop and oversight WSAA’s national environment and technology research program
  • Engage with representatives at all levels from across the Australian water sector
  • Full-time, three-year contract with prospect for renewal.

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 Australians and to many of our largest industrial and commercial enterprises.

An opportunity for a Manager Environment and Technology Research has arisen within the WSAA team. This position is based in Melbourne and will report to the Director Business Excellence. The Manager Environment and Technology Research is responsible for developing the national research strategy, liaison with stakeholders, coordination agencies, research providers and WSAA members to deliver outcomes with optimal benefit to the industry. Areas of focus for the role include research issues related to the broader remit of urban water utilities including drinking water, wastewater, the environment, the circular economy, remote and regional communities and sustainable development goals.

We are seeking a professional with at least 5 years’ experience. You will have a solid understanding of technical issues and regulatory frameworks that relate to important areas for the urban water industry, with clearly demonstrated experience in developing research partnerships and a strong understanding of knowledge creation, transfer and management opportunities.

The person we are seeking 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 leadership and collaboration. Salary is in the range $120-130K, based on level of experience. 

Note that the role involves a level of interstate travel to attend meetings including some overnight stays, the need to work across multiple time zones and undertake reasonable levels of overtime. WSAA promotes workplace flexibility in working hours to accommodate for different workloads.

You will need to have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science or engineering at honours level or above.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • An adaptable approach to work recognising that WSAA is a small organisation.
  • A demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • A high level of personal energy, motivated to achieve great outcomes for the urban utility sector.
  • A high level of initiative along with a willingness to keep exploring better ways of doing things and pursue new initiatives.
  • A high level of professionalism and personal integrity.

Applications
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.

Contact
Greg Ryan
Director Business Excellence
0418 321 632
greg.ryan@wsaa.asn.au

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9 Sep 2019

Greg Ryan

Greg Ryan

Manager, Utility Excellence