May 16, 2019

Systems Controller

$73,269 - $87,941 yearly
  • Central Coast Council
  • Charmhaven NSW, Australia
Full time Government


  • Join Central Coast Council for the opportunity and stay for the lifestyle
  • Are you community focused and excel when challenges arise?
  • An exciting opportunity in our new 24/7 Water Operations Centre 
  • Permanent Full Time position + 24/7 shift work roster + 5 weeks annual leave + leaseback vehicle + earn up to approximately $17,000 on top of base salary with shift allowances

The role of Systems Controller is responsible for the real-time operational performance and compliance of the Central Coast Council's water and wastewater systems. This role will involve day, afternoon and night shifts to cover a 24/7 roster, Monday to Sunday.  Please click on the following link for further details - Rostering and Conditions.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience in water operations or is technically trained in water and sewer, with the ability to make the right decisions under pressure with a focus on providing service to the community.

Council will also be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other Systems Controller vacancies

Key activities of this role include:

  • Monitor system availability, configuration & performance in real time from the control centre. Proactively control system operations, readiness and alignment in accordance with approved protocols, for all equipment whether in use or stand-by;
  • Respond promptly to system alarms or reports from the field/customers, initiating corrective actions and following up to ensure issues are resolved. Triage and manage incidents, undertaking immediate and supplementary actions, delegating tasks, communicating with internal and external stakeholders, and/or escalating in a timely manner;
  • Prepare, implement and manage plans for operational interruptions and events, including power shutdowns, complex water and sewer network shutdowns water quality investigations. Provide technical support to dispatch and field teams as required;
  • Perform incident and emergency management duties as an incident controller as required.

Salary: This role provides a salary range of $1,405.25 to $1,686.65 per week ($73,269 to $87,941 per annum) + Superannuation  + shift allowances. As this position involves shift work, it is anticipated that actual salary could be up to 20% in addition to the base salary quoted, dependent on shifts worked (excluding any overtime). 

A vehicle is provided for official duties and private use leaseback is available in accordance with Council’s Vehicle Policy.

Enquiries:  Luke Bianchi, Network Development Engineer (Systems Control), ph: 0438 168 142.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday, 2 June 2019.


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Degree targeted

Certificate IV qualification in Engineering or related field OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in water and/or sewage network management within water and sewer disciplines 

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