May 22, 2023

Senior Water Quality Scientist

$112,000 - $126,000 yearly
  • TasWater
  • Hybrid (Hobart TAS, Australia)
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Who Is TasWater?

TasWater is Tasmania’s water and sewerage provider. We are a statewide team delivering essential services across Tasmania 24/7/365. We are interested in our communities, excited about the future and take pride in the work we do.

We are a values-driven organisation. We are looking for someone who can sign-up to working in a way that reflects our values, who builds respectful relationships and who delivers great results for our customers.

Go to to find out more about our values and what we do.

The Opportunity

Our Water Systems Performance Team implement TasWater's strategies and risk management plans for drinking water across the state.  You will champion water quality through working across the organisation to prioritise and communicate risk, drive education and awareness of water quality, and build key processes to guide what we do.

This is a permanent full-time position with flexible start and finish times and hybrid work options The position attracts a total remuneration package of $112 - 126K per annum (including superannuation) and can be based from Hobart, Launceston or Devonport.

Key Accountabilities

  • Actively contribute to the development of drinking water quality awareness
  • Take the lead in water quality investigations and drive the required mitigations, lessons learnt and improvements.
  • Manage compliance requirements for drinking water management.
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities.
  • Be the primary contact for technical advice regarding drinking water quality.

Your Application

Your application must include a cover letter that tells us about:

  •  Why you are interested in this role.
  • Your experience in a similar role, utilising your scientific/engineering qualifications, knowledge and skills to identify and prioritise risk.
  • Your ability and approach to identify and resolve technical problems.
  • Your experience in educating or coaching others in regulatory frameworks. 
  • Your strong communication skills.

 Why join the TasWater Team?

Our people ensure we achieve our vision to be trusted, respected and making a positive difference to Tasmania.

You can look forward to working in an exciting, stimulating workplace that provides a range of opportunities to make a real difference to the community. We encourage our people to grow their skills and careers in our unique, multi-industry environment, and bring their ideas and innovations to life. We understand the importance of work life balance and have included the specific flexible requirements specific to this role above.  Health, Safety & Wellbeing is our number one priority, so if there are any specific flexibility or accessibility requirements not mentioned, please apply and we can consider these.

We want a workplace where people feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We are committed to providing a workplace that actively includes and values contributions from any diverse characteristics, experiences and abilities. We look forward to hearing from you and how you would like to make a positive difference to our beautiful island.

If you’re not already living in Tasmania, this role could lead to the best move of your life. TasWater has many team members that have relocated from interstate and internationally in search of a better way of living. Tasmania gives you the time and space to do what you've always wanted to do. You will live and work in a place where you feel part of a safe and welcoming community, plus experience a world-class urban environment, mild climate, amazing natural spaces, and an innovative business and arts community. Tasmania is a place you can really thrive, no matter at what stage of your career you are at.

How to apply
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Applications close 10am 6 June 2023.
Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.



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