DPIE - Talent Acquisition Specialist


  • Exciting opportunity join a high performing Manly Hydraulics Laboratory team
  • Manly Vale office location with flexible hybrid office and Work from Home model
  • Ongoing Permanent role (35 hours per week) with a salary from $106,672+ super 


Our Manly Hydraulics Laboratory team within Water Infrastructure NSW (WINSW) is currently seeking to appoint a Water Information Specialist with experience in the dual areas of Data Analysis and Hydrography.


This role is a Diversity Targeted position where we strongly encourage those who identify as Aboriginal OR with a Disability to apply, along with all other job seekers. Working to the Premier’s Priorities in driving public sector diversity, we are committed to a 50/50 gender balance within the WINSW team.


About You


MHL is seeking an experienced Water Information Specialist with experience in the dual areas of:


  • Data analysis, editing, interpretation, presentation and reporting in accordance with quality procedures and project management requirements.
  • Hydrography, including the operation and maintenance of hydrographic and water quality instrumentation, and the collection of water samples in accordance with quality procedures.


As part of multidisciplinary project teams, you will have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with strong communication and technical writing skills. Experience in project management and Microsoft Office Suite is required for this position. You will also have the capacity to demonstrate competency in working safely in and around water.  


This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team of experienced scientists, engineers, and hydrographers to deliver high quality, cost effective and innovative solutions to our clients. 


Essential Requirements


  • Appropriate Tertiary Qualification in Science or Engineering at Degree level.
  • You will have comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in water data management analysis, information reporting and project management.
  • Experience in the use of water management databases such as WISKI, Aquarius and Hydstra would be an advantage.


Please note travel is occasionally required for this role therefore you must have a valid NSW Driver’s Licence and willingness to travel across various locations within NSW including overnight stay. 


For more information read the full Role Description: Water Information Specialist


For more information hit Apply to visit the www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.


About Us


The Department of Planning & Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.


In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.


Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) provides specialist services in coastal, flood, hydraulic, water, sewer, stormwater, and environmental solutions, including extensive environmental data collection programs and physical and numerical modelling. MHL manages Australia’s largest coastal monitoring network and has been solving coastal, port, and hydraulic engineering problems since 1944.


To Apply


If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.


Please include a response (maximum 1 page) to the following question when applying to this role:


“Describe a situation that illustrates how you led the technical delivery of an environmental data project to meet a client’s needs.”


It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.


Applications close Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 11:55pm.


Should you require further information, please contact Adam Joyner at adam.joyner@mhl.nsw.gov.au 


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?


Our Diversity team can assist to:

provide alternative formats to apply

make adjustments to the recruitment process

offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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