Process Engineer

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.


About the role

The Process Engineer is responsible for the optimisation of all Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, to ensure a consistent, efficient, and high-quality treated water is provided to all Shoalhaven Water customers. Specifically, this includes, where possible, the minimising of chemical usage and the potential for automation and standardization of treatment plant processes.

This fixed term, full time position works 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, based at the Shoalhaven Water Flinders Depot.

Process Engineer :

  • Grade 11: $86,084.44 - $97,769.88
  • Grade 12: $91,393.64 - $104,145.60

This is a grade range position, therefore in accordance with qualifications, accreditation, experience and demonstrated skills, the prospective employee will be assessed as either Grade 11 or Grade 12.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.


Reporting directly to the Unit Manager – Wastewater Operations, the focus of this position is to:

  • Provide support to the Water/Wastewater Unit Managers and Coordinators responsible for the day to day operation of the Water/Wastewater Plants.
  • Develop and maintain individual Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Manuals.
  • Develop a Plant performance monitoring system for all Water/Wastewater treatment Plants.
  • Ensure best practice policies and procedures are in place for the Water Operations Unit’s compliance with all relevant legislation and Council policies and ensure that risks are managed.

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

Grade 11 (B3/L2) Grade 12 (B3/L2)
  • Completion of a Bachelor of Engineering (Process or Environmental)
  • Eligibility for Graduate Membership to the Institute of Engineers, Australia.
  • Graduate Bachelor of Engineering (Process or Environmental)
  • Eligibility for Membership of the Institute of Engineers, Australia
  • Minimum of 2 years full-time experience working in relevant field

  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision and management of employees and contractors.
  • A demonstrated understanding of engineering and management concepts relating to Water and Wastewater infrastructure.
  • A good understanding of asset management concepts and systems.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence.


We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • Variable Working Hours for indoor staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply

You will be required to upload your resume and a brief cover letter which should address the selection criteria as outlined in the job description. 

During the application you will also be required to respond to position related questions as shown below and questions regarding general information about you.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. Briefly describe your experience supervising and supporting teams, how do you approach leadership tasks?

Contact:  Mark Jennings - (02) 4421 1723

Applications Close: Tuesday, 9 February 2021 (at Midnight)

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email


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