First listed on: 12 February 2024

Environmental Water Adviser

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Environmental Water Adviser (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range $112,042 - $134,463 base + super
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Develop and deliver key documentation, and training packages for the environmental water delivery framework and in other areas as required.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among various stakeholders including environmental managers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government agencies, non-profit organisations, and research institutions.
  • Contribute to the development of material that is used to promote and or explain WaterNSW’s role in environmental water management across the Murray Darling Basin and in the unregulated river systems in coastal regions including the greater metropolitan region.
  • Assist in enhancement / development of tools to deliver and account for environmental water in consultation with internal and external stakeholders through effective communication.
  • Identify and address changes needed to deliver the environmental water programs consistent with regulatory requirements.

What we are looking for:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, science or related field or relevant, demonstrated level of operational experience
  • Sound knowledge of Water Management legislation, regulations and policies & understanding of operations in bulk water supply system operations.
  • Understanding of challenges in environmental water management and / or linkages to cultural water management
  • Well-developed communication and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple relationships and projects simultaneously
  • (Favourable): Experience with the use of hydrological and/or hydraulic models and/or experience with the management and delivery of environmental water programs

How we will support you: 
At WaterNSW, we embrace the opportunity to integrate work into our life by having full ownership of our work week. We value getting the job done rather than looking at your work hours. 

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture: 

We communicate openly and honestly while maintaining respect for each other. This means we get things done. We understand that everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 3rd March 2024.

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