Environmental Project Officer

Shoalhaven Water is seeking an Environmental Project Officer to join our Operations team on a full-time basis.

About Shoalhaven Council

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

This is a full time, permanent position, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Located in South Nowra Water Depot 

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:

  • Coordinate the management of reclaimed water and biosolids to end users in accordance with government objectives and guidelines.
  • To manage the operation of the Reclaimed Water Management Scheme in respect to re-use agreements, monitoring reclaimed water quality and soil nutrient uptake, and environmental monitoring programs within the scheme.
  • To coordinate effluent testing at all wastewater treatment plants to meet Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Licence requirements.
  • To promote development of new beneficial re-use schemes within the Shoalhaven.
  • To coordinate biosolids testing at all treatment plants and, where suitable, beneficial re-use to farms.
  • Ensure processes and protocols are in place for the Water and Wastewater Operations Team’s compliance with all relevant legislation and Council policies and ensure that risks are managed.
  • To oversee and coordinate the contract for potable water sampling and testing to meet NSW Health requirements.
  • Oversight of Water Quality Management System.

Skills & Experience

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

  • Tertiary qualification (Degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering) and relevant experience in the field.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence.
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship
  • Experience in environmental protection including sound knowledge of environmental legislation operating in NSW.
  • Well developed skills in project development and implementation of operational plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and consult with stakeholders.
  • High level communication skills (including oral and written) including demonstrated ability to make presentations to groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow defined WHS policies and procedures.
  • A commitment to undertake relevant workplace training. 


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
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply

You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  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.

Contact:  Ivan WadyUnit Manager Water Operations (02) 4421 1721

Applications Close: Friday, 28  January 2022 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds


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

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