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Process Controller

  • LocationManly, NSW 2095
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed a day ago
    Published on 1 Oct 2021
  • Job no: 738QM
  • Category: Customer Delivery, Production
  • Full time Permanent opportunity for Process Controller
  • Competitive base salary $124,000 plus superannuation!
  • Located Sydney Water North Head Wastewater Treatment Plant

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.

About Us

Water is the most valuable natural resource in the world. The work of the Water Resource Recovery Team is essential to continuously improving the health of the rivers and beaches of Greater Sydney. We are developing water treatment solutions that contribute to the circular economy, restoring and reinvigorating the natural environment. You will be able to make a real difference to the community and the environment through this essential service.

The workplace is a mix of office and outdoor activities and you will be working with a diverse group of employees. You will have the opportunity for formal and in-house training to skill you for the role. This role also offers pathways and support for career development as a water professional. We are a family friendly workplace and offer job and workhour flexibility.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to drive process stability and optimisation, and to provide analytical and technical expertise to improve team performance in operating wastewater treatment and resource recovery systems at North Head WWTP. You will be part of the leadership team working closely with the Production Manager, Major Project Interface Manager, and Operations and Maintenance Coordinator to achieve efficiency targets and ensure quality and compliance in safety, health and environment management systems. You will be part of the Process Controller network and will work collaboratively with the production, planning and optimisation team to align production outcomes with plant priorities. You will work collaboratively with Networks process owners to achieve an integrated systems approach that meets the expectations of customers and communities.

A major project is about to commence to upgrade the biosolids processing facilities at North Head. This will be an exciting opportunity for learning and development as you will be working with a highly experienced team. The role also… Among the benefits of the role is an accrual of one rostered day off for every nine days worked, and there is flexibility with start and finish times. 


About you

  • Engineering, Science or Trade qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working in a collaborative and fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in use of SCADA for process control, data analytics and diagnosis of assets and process issues.
  • Previous experience with large scale complex projects interfacing with multiple work groups is highly desirable.
  • Ability to influence team members in new ways of working.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, learning and living a positive team culture.
  • A ‘hands-on’ approach to problem solving and trouble-shooting;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Exposure to safety, environment, and quality management systems;

Please refer to the position description for the full accountabilities of the role.

Application closing date: Friday 22 October 2021

As part of the recruitment process we ask you to upload your current resume and cover letter, please note your cover letter should address the About You section of this advertising text providing demonstrated examples of your soft skills

The cover letter is to be no longer than two (2) single sided pages.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process.

Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex, or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with Live Hire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application


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