First listed on: 11 October 2017
  • Get the balance right
  • Newcastle Harbourside location

 We're seeking a Manager of Science and Innovation.

Hunter Water Corporation delivers valued water, wastewater and associated services to Newcastle and the greater Hunter region. Our purpose is to enable the sustainable growth of the region and the life our communities desire, with high quality, affordable services. We are embarking on a new strategic direction to build a more innovative, collaborative and resilient organisation that is a thought leader in developing a sustainable water and wastewater future.

The Manager Science and Innovation is primarily responsible for leading the team to ensure the development and implementation of scientific programs to support robust decision making across water, wastewater, recycled water and stormwater service and infrastructure operations and planning. The role will also lead the development of the corporate Research & Development and Innovation programs. The Manager of Science and Innovation will drive a team responsible for the provision of scientific expertise with a strong focus on the protection of public health and understanding impacts of Hunter Water operations on ecological environments.

This is a full time, fixed term role (5 years) that will attract a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience.

To be successful in this role you will have 

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Science, Environmental Science, Biotechnology or equivalent suitable professional qualifications and experience
  • Understanding of water resource management issues and management issues related to water treatment, water quality and ecological health monitoring and assessment
  • Understanding of wastewater management issues and aquatic system management issues related to wastewater treatment, discharge and recycling, water quality and ecological health monitoring and assessment
  • Extensive experience in planning and managing studies and projects of an environmental or scientific nature
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to influence and coach others
  • Well-developed analytical and innovation skills with the ability to initiate & deliver change and business improvements.

Desirable Criteria

  • Higher Degree Research in Science, Environmental Science or Biotechnology or other relevant field
  • Experience in scientific (environmental or biological) investigation, planning and management of water, catchment and wastewater systems and processes
  • Experience in ecological assessment study design, performance and analysis, environmental microbiology and habitat assessment
  • Experience in water quality analysis and/or risk assessment
  • Experience in developing and managing Research and Development Strategies and Programs
  • Good understanding of NSW environmental legislation and planning approval requirements.

To be considered for this position applicants must address the Selection Criteria and provide a current resume. To obtain the position description please CLICK HERE.

Click here to read more about Hunter Water, the 2017+3 strategy and what our employees value about working here.

Hunter Water Corporation is committed to the principles of EEO and we encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background or people with disabilities to apply. 

Application Closing Date: 29th October 2017

Interested? Apply Now!

Employment with Hunter Water Corporation may be subject to pre-employment functional assessment and drug and alcohol testing and/or a criminal background check for preferred external applicants.


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