May 07, 2024

Water Scientist / Supervising Engineer / Supervising Hydrogeologist

$134,612 - $143,896 yearly
  • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Joondalup - WA - other locations considered
Full time, Part time Engineering (environmental) Government Research Science (environmental) Natural Resources -Water


Opportunities for Leadership Roles in the Water Science Division

The Department is looking to establish a pool of suitable applicants to fill immediate and future part-time and full-time vacancies within the Water Science Division

About the Water Science Division

The Water Science division includes over 100 scientists, engineers, technicians and other professionals, organised into three branches: Aquatic Science, Science Data and Water Resource Science. We have a range of expertise including hydrogeology, hydrology (engineering), and a variety of aquatic sciences. We deliver expert science that supports best-practise water resource management and informed decision-making across the State. Our science enables the Department to manage resources sustainably, under the increasing pressures of climate change, population growth and industry.

About the roles

We are currently seeking candidates for leadership positions within the Water Science Division, including:

  • Supervising Engineer
  • Supervising Hydrogeologist
  • Principal Scientific Officer 
  • Principal Water Planner

These leadership roles are classified as Specified Calling Level 4 (SCL4). SCL4 Officers have substantial expertise and knowledge in an area of specialisation, and responsibility for the direction of other staff. They are often experts in a particular area and provide a peak of profession representation for the Department. SCL4 Officers also use their substantial expertise and knowledge to contribute to Departmental and Government Policy. SCL4 Officers are involved in more complex, or specialised professional tasks, usually pertaining to an area of specialisation, but typically have more of a senior leadership role where they ensure that operational outcomes meet Departmental strategic objectives and have responsibility for a range of resources. These roles work collaboratively with planners, policy-makers and other disciplines to deliver water resource management outcomes.

For further information about the opportunity we encourage you to contact Josephine Searle, Manager Water Resource Science on (08) 6364 6635 during business hours, or via email at 


Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Job ID

Pool Ref 0524A

Required work rights

Australian Permanent Resident

Degree targeted

Bachelor of Science or Engineer qualification (degree and transcript) in an environmental related field

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