Aqwest supplies water to over 35,000 customers in the Greater Bunbury area and we have a number of exciting opportunities and projects coming up. We are seeking highly motivated and skilled professionals to join the Aqwest team as we grow our business and expand our water infrastructure.
At Aqwest, we want our people to be creative, collaborate and have the courage to make decisions, plus have the know-how and initiative to tackle every challenge.
Our strength is our people, our diversity and a work environment where everyone is treated with respect and empowered to grow and succeed in their roles.
Together we strive to deliver an exceptional service and water quality which exceeds our customers' expectations.
Well-developed contract negotiation, contract management and project management skills.
Demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience of:
Delivering capital projects and new assets.
Quality project management principles and practices.
Substantial experience in and advanced knowledge of a Project Manager in providing engineering project management services, demonstrated as experience in and advanced knowledge of:
Managing all phases of asset creation projects.
Tendering and contract award processes.
Supervising an engineering planning/design/investigation/construction team.
Advanced interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
Sound knowledge of asset management, integrated water management and wastewater principles.
Experience in analysis and presentation of results, through the provision of advice, briefings, presentations or written reports to support decision making.
Statutory requirements, regulation and national standards associated with planning, approval and development of water/wastewater related infrastructure.
Knowledge and experience in Occupational Health and Safety practices.
Act as technical lead for procurement of asset delivery services i.e. tender evaluation panels.
Coordinate multi-functional project teams through the scoping, design, construction, commissioning and transfer of new assets and close out of engineering projects ensuring lessons learnt are incorporated into the delivery of projects.
Deliver projects in accordance with AQWEST's Integrated Management System.
Monitor, control, review and forecast projects outcomes including time, cost and quality.
Ensure project risks are captured, mitigation measures are in place and monitor and report on their effectiveness ensuring that issues are dealt with in a timely manner.
Prepare project management documentation in accordance with AQWEST's Integrated Management System Framework.
Liaise with public authorities, contractors, consultants and customers.
Ensure project engineering and design complies with technical and functional specification.
Negotiate, establish and manage contracts to procure services, equipment and works to achieve project objectives.
Act for and on behalf of the Principal on consultancy and minor/major contracts.
Assess and approve progress claims for payment and ensure contractor performance reports on time, cost, OHS, quality and environment are completed.
Ensure health, safety, environmental and quality risks are identified and assessed for significance in all aspects of the project and that controls are implemented and monitored throughout the project.
Ensure the application of the relevant OHS procedures in the selection and management of contractors.
Communicate with contractors regarding project risks including safety in design and any requirements from approvals via bid documentation and to the General Manager Water Services at asset transfer.
Ensure OHS, environmental and quality policies and procedures are communicated, understood and followed.
Regularly inspect construction sites and report variances on OHS, environmental and quality compliance with approved management plans.
Correct all hazards raised from site inspections including safety and environmental hazards and quality non-conformances.
Ensure OHS and environmental incidents are investigated and closed out.
Positively participate in Aqwest processes, policies, working groups and other initiatives.
The successful applicant will join a well-established business in the local community with an exceptional customer service reputation, and will be offered a competitive salary and the opportunity to work within a great and fun team. We offer a great support network.
How to Apply
Download the information pack below with details of how to apply.
Formed in 1905 to obtain, treat and distribute water supplies, the Bunbury Water Board has served the people of Bunbury for over 100 years.
Our city's early settlers knew of water stored naturally underground and tried to use it to replace the Collie River and the Preston River which were the only sources of water for drinking in those days.
The best they could do was to dig shallow wells but it was many years before the knowledge and equipment became available to drill down into the aquifers where the freshest water was stored and to bring the water to the surface.
In 1880 a bore was drilled to a depth of 35 metres to provide water for a brewery located in Carey Street. The drillers had to break through hard basalt rock to tap into the fresh water. The owner of the brewery sometimes allowed the townspeople to use the bore for their water.
A cool drink factory located in Wellington Street across the road from where the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries now operates, had a private bore which the owner, a Mr Stokes, used to make his cool drinks. Mr Stokes also offered his bore as a source of water for the community.
The Bunbury Water Board was formed to develop a permanent fresh water supply for the public and in 1906, with the help of a $3,000 loan from the government; the first attempt was made to construct a bore that could bring the water from deeper underground.
This was known as the old Town Well and it was the only public fresh water supply until the early 1920's.
In 1924 a concrete storage tank was constructed on Boulters Heights, which provided a holding tank for water.
However, the water was not treated until 1966 when equipment was installed to filter the water making it safer for residents to drink.
The move away from the historic Bunbury Water Board and the evolution of Aqwest occurred as part of the restructuring process in 1996/97.
A new Constitution, a new Board of Management structure, separation from the City of Bunbury and the development of a corporate image were the first major changes since Bunbury Water Board was constituted in 1905.
Despite the updated image and streamlined structure, the tradition of delivering quality water at reasonable cost to the people of Bunbury continues with Aqwest.
In recent years, using the latest technology and engineering know-how, Aqwest has become very efficient at producing and delivering high quality water for the expanding Bunbury community.
In November 2013 Aqwest became the Bunbury Water Corporation, a government trading enterprise operating under the Water Corporations Act 1995.