First listed on: 25 June 2024

Water Monitoring Officer / Hydrographer - Warragamba / Nepean

Ready to make a splash in your career?

WaterNSW is enhancing its operations in the Greater Sydney region, specifically in the Warragamba, Blue Mountains, Fish River areas,and Nepean Dam areas, and is inviting Water Monitoring Professionals to apply for upcoming opportunities in 2024.

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

Our perks and Benefits:

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

  • Work a 9-day fortnight at full pay on the Enterprise Agreement.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave.
  • Fertility leave.
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance.
  • Professional development and educational assistance.
  • And so much more!

Location: Various (Based out of Warragamba Dam and Nepean Dam)
Salary: Range starting from $95,764 + Super
Tenure: Permanent, Full-Time

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken with safety as the number one priority.
  • Collect, process, and manage Hydrometric surface water, ground water and water quality monitoring data from a large and remote monitoring network.
  • The assessment and dissemination of water monitoring data, development of discharge rating tables and calibration of water monitoring instrumentation.
  • Collect water quality samples as requested by internal or external stakeholders within assigned sites and in accordance with quality guidelines and relevant procedures.
  • Install, manage, and maintain monitoring equipment and infrastructure to prescribed standards.
  • Report on the performance of water monitoring sites from telemetered/non-telemetered datasets and seek instrumentation advice to identify/resolve issues.
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the implementation and maintenance of quality assurance systems, audit programs and development of work instructions and procedures.

What we are looking for:

  • Undergraduate degree or Diploma of Water Industry Operations, Science, Engineering, Asset Management, or equivalent experience in an appropriate field.
  • Knowledge and use of various tools including battery operated tools and general tools used in the construction industry.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence.
  • Strong swimming experience.
  • A willingness to travel overnight to remote/isolated locations throughout NSW.
  • Awareness of and interest in natural resource management, particularly water.
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data, work with specialist databases and monitor network performance.
  • Proficiency in various water industry databases and software packages, including but not limited to Hydstra, HydroTel.
  • Desirable: Boat License (Coxswain Grade 3), row a boat/kayak, work at heights, heavy lifting, and ability in driving four-wheel drive vehicles

How we will support you:

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

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:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

Who is WaterNSW?

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW.

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at

For more information, please reach out to: Talent Acquisition Partner Rory Hukins at

Please note applications for this Talent Pool will remain open till 31 July 2024 (we encourage early applications as this may close sooner based on interest).

Click for Position Description - Please note this can only be accessed on the WaterNSW Careers Page.

You must have full work rights in Australia to qualify for all positions at WaterNSW.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Disclaimer: We might not have an open role at this moment, but, because our work environment is dynamic, we encourage you to apply and if we have a suitable opportunity for your profile the Talent Acquisition Team will contact you as soon as possible.

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