Mar 31, 2022

Principal Water Consultant (Digital)

  • Remote (Brisbane QLD, Australia)
Full time Consulting



Digital Water Experts

ADASA is a unique IT company providing solutions with a vision to support water businesses and public agencies to drive transparency and ensure sustainable water management across Australia. Water is our world’s greatest resource and requires new solutions to manage it better in a world of increasing demand and limited resources. In the last ten years, we have designed and built information systems and services for clients that have improved access and comprehension of water resources, access rules and markets, encouraged the more efficient use of the resources available, boosted water user compliance and the wider community’s trust, improved the effectiveness of our clients’ operations and the safety of their assets, and enabled operations staff and the public to make more informed planning decisions.

Together with our parent company SKion Water, we help public and private organisations around the world to realise integrated water resource management, and respond to the demands of urban water systems, and water-related natural disasters. We build innovative solutions that link the physical and digital world, using data and advanced digital technologies. Our aim is to help our customers unlock the full value of data to provide descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive insights.

Founded in 1988, ADASA has customers in more than thirty countries and our Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Australia. Our local team consists of business consultants, full-stack software developers, data engineers, and data scientists.

About the role

This position is a key leadership role that engages with water regulators, water operators and asset owners throughout Australia to help them conceive of software solutions that drive transformation for our clients, harness the power of data and create stunning digital experiences, and then liaise with and inspire the technical development team to realise these solutions.  You must be able to straddle the IT and business domains and communicate the vision and the detail to both. You don’t necessarily have to understand software development (though a software engineering background would be highly regarded), however, must be able to analyse complex and incomplete information and conceive of new technology solutions that can be converted into a software solution.


  • Manage and deliver consulting projects, including the design of solutions for our clients.
  • Advise and work with water agencies, government departments and water utilities to deliver practical and tailored approaches to using digital solutions in water management.
  • Based on a profound knowledge of the rules, legislation and best practices, driving the design, analysis and implementation of digital solutions to solve complex water resource management issues.
  • Help clients and our implementation team understand water market dynamics and make project decisions with confidence.
  • Working collaboratively with our clients, explore and identify sales and growth opportunities for Adasa.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to IT design and delivery teams.
  • Mentor and coach other members of our company to support their ongoing growth and development.


  • Demonstrated 10+ work experience in a professional services environment focused on management and strategy or consulting, ideally within a water industry, especially in rural water, water markets and regional development in Australia or a demonstrated ability to quickly learn the ins and outs of this industry.
  • Extensive background working with public organisations across Australia.
  • Good knowledge of water legislation across different jurisdictions in Australia (state, territories and MDBA) will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in business analysis and idea creation to identify and evaluate solutions to business problems
  • Ability to communicate with software engineers to translate ideas into software code.
  • Good knowledge of end-to-end project lifecycles. Software development work experience and agile methodologies like Scrum is a bonus.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to influence people.
  • Highly self-motivated and driven but with a capability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and preferably higher in engineering, technology, environmental or policy studies.
  • Experience with a top 20 consulting firm highly regarded


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