• Full-time, three-year contract
  • Support a national pipe condition assessment program
  • Engage with representatives from across the Australian water sector
  • Develop a strong understanding of contemporary issues in pipe condition assessment

An opportunity for a Program Coordinator has arisen within the WSAA team. This position can be based in Melbourne or Sydney and reports to the Program Manager. The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting the delivery of a $24M CRC-P project to enhance the water industry’s understanding of pipe lining rehabilitation materials. The incumbent will have strong interaction with two associated projects on developing condition assessment techniques for asbestos cement pipe and evaluation of pipe lining materials for asbestos cement pipe. The role will report to relevant project steering committees and coordinate a number of technical working groups. The person will be involved in liaison between water utilities, manufacturers, applicators and universities.

We are seeking a professional with approximately 5 years' experience for a full-time, 3-year contract. 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 collaboration, and assist in addressing a contemporary issue in the water industry. Salary package is in the range $70-100K + bonus, based on level of experience. 

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

You will need to have:

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering, applied science or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated project management ability.
  • 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.
  • 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 pipe condition assessment and the urban water industry 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 Thursday 26 April 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Sarah Mahar
Asset Management, Program Coordinator
03 8605 7615

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13 Apr 2018

Sarah Mahar

Sarah Mahar

Asset Management Program Coordinator