Sep 11, 2020


$89,018 - $103,695 yearly
  • Aqwest
  • Aqwest, MacKinnon Way, East Bunbury WA, Australia
Full time   Construction Engineering (civil/structural) Project Management Wastewater Treatment Water Treatment


About Aqwest

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.


About you

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.
  • Contract administration.
  • 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.


Job Accountabilities

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.


Aqwest offers

 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.

Further enquiries may be directed to Jan Ferraz at IPS Management Consultants on 0439 932 308, or to


AQWEST (Bunbury Western Australia)

Required work rights

Australian Permanent Resident

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