Job Details - Water Quality Officer

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498219 Infrastructure Planning Permanent Development Planning & Services, Engineering and Project management, Engineering, Planning
Permanent Full Time Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement Strathpine $84,340 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading 72.5 hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave

The primary focus of our Drainage Waterways and Coastal Planning department is to plan, manage and design the region's coastal, stormwater and floodplain management infrastructure, including built and natural form assets, consistent with Council's corporate strategic vision, policies and strategies.

As our Water Quality Officer, you will undertake technical investigations and design for a range of stormwater infrastructure matters particularly relating to stormwater quality infrastructure to meet the needs of the community within the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.

You will undertake planning and design in the field of environmental water quality management, including water quality in urban and rural waterways and waterbodies, water sensitive urban design, bio-retention systems and other SQIDs, and riparian rehabilitation to drive integrated and sustainable outcomes.

You will investigate environmental water quality problems and prepare and present technical reports and recommendations. You will assist in the development and implementation of the site specific and/or region wide, flood and water quality monitoring including overseeing the initial set up of automatic samplers, liaising with contractors, overseeing the maintenance schedule for automatic samplers, sample selection, preparation and storage and data management.

You will prepare and present clear and concise technical reports, letters, and presentations describing the outcomes of coastal planning investigations and liaise with local and state departments and prepare applications for permits and approvals to undertake a range of stormwater & waterway management activities and projects.

In this role you will engage proactively with key stakeholders responding to customer/client requests relating to flood and water quality data and services provided to the community. 

About you:

We are seeking someone who has sound knowledge and experience in stormwater quality management and experience in the operation of water sampling infrastructure. You will have skills with regards to spatial analysis; preferably with water quality information datasets. You will have well developed problem-solving skills with the ability to investigate and resolve issues, time management skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet deadlines. 

You will excellent communications skills with the ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external. 

Our Water Quality Infrastructure team is highly technically skilled, collaborative and passionate about achieving high quality results for our community. We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability - we are seeking people who resonate with these values.

You will hold a Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Planning or equivalent experience.

Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 469,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!
  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

Download File Role Description - Water Quality Engineer.pdf

Further Information

To obtain further details please contact our Recruitment Team 

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