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Water Quality Analyst

  • LocationParramatta, NSW 2150
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 2 days
    Published on 5 Aug 2022
  • Job no: NKGXN
  • Category: Governance & Assurance, Water Quality
  • Help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney
  • Permanent Full Time Opportunity
  • Parramatta Location and competitive base salary plus super!

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


About us

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 the role

Reporting to the Head of Water Quality you will review and report on water quality trends, performance and risks, and work on programs to develop and deliver improved performance. Your work will ensure the water quality delivered to customers is of the highest standard, informed by customer insights, stakeholders, public health science, research, balancing cost and risk. This role will work in accordance with procedures to meet customer quality and time expectations and regulatory and operational requirements.

Daily duties include monitoring, evaluating and reporting the performance, effectiveness and benefits of water quality programs. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Contribute to development and implementation of Water Quality and Recycled Water Quality Management System Frameworks to ensure compliance with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) and Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (AGWR)
  • Participate in Risk Assessments to ensure key issues and opportunities are identified and managed through appropriate strategies.
  • Incorporate water quality research, innovation and technology
  • Provide expert advice and technical knowledge to support strong customer communications and engagement.
  • Work collaboratively across Sydney Water to develop and implement the agreed water quality strategic plans
  • Support engagement with regulators and stakeholders, such as NSW Health, WaterNSW, DPE, EPA, IPART, including the management of MOUs, regulatory reporting, strategic /tactical /operational discussions to influence outcomes, focus forums.


About you

You will have strong analytical skills with the ability to identify issues, trends, drivers and links to customer/ regulatory needs. As a subject matter expert, this role will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in engineering or science or a related discipline or experience deemed equivalent.
  • Understanding of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling and the application of risk management frameworks.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills managing across internal and external networks
  • Experience in water quality
  • Basic project management experience
  • Experience working in high performing teams in a positive and constructive environment
  • Knowledge of Sydney Water’s operating and regulatory environment.


  • Previous experience in drinking and recycled water quality and collaborating with other groups to deliver outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with customer, regulator and stakeholder groups.

Please see the position description for the role’s full accountabilities.

Application close date: Sunday, 21st August 2022

 Please see the position description for the role’s full accountabilities.

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 recruitment@sydneywater. com.au

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 LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application

  • Closes in 2 days - 21 Aug 2022
  • Published on 05 Aug 2022, 7:30 AM