Oct 13, 2021

Engineer / Project Manager

$55.00 hourly
  • Simmonds & Bristow Pty Ltd
  • Walgett NSW, Australia
Contract Engineering (civil/structural)


About the business

Simmonds and Bristow (Est 1965) is a well-recognised, long term stable and Covid resilient water industry service provider delivering Plant Operations and Maintenance, Relief Operators, Engineering & Scientific Advice and Operator and EHO training (as an RTO - 1735) based at Rocklea in Brisbane. 

We help people make good clean water throughout Australia, with special emphasis on looking after small and remote communities; from mines, industry and resorts, to rural towns and indigenous communities.

About the role

Four month contract in regional New South Wales from immediately until 28/01/2022.

Monday to Friday 

Tasks to be undertaken

  • Assist team leaders in procuring necessary parts and equipment or organise emergency repairs of Water & Sewer Infrastructure in Walgett Shire.
  • Ensure continuity of weekly drinking water sampling and sewage sampling for Covid-19 surveillance, including reporting and response. This may include bi-annual chemistry sampling of drinking water.
  • Enter daily plant operator's sheets for water treatment plants, receive updates and feedback on plant performance. Report breaches of CCPs to NSW Health.
  • Provide assistance with engineering and management advice as required by the Council.
  • Assist with emergency repair works which may involve planning and directing the field staff and assigning duties as per information available.
  • Reporting to the Director of Engineering/Technical Services with updates on ongoing works.
  • Liaising with DPIE, NSW Health, EPA, and Public Works Advisory as required.
  • Organise/manage the following ongoing/essential projects (All relevant information/ documentation available will be provided.):
    • Trickle Filter Repair
    • Manhole Sealing Works
    • Bore Inspection
    • Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy
    • Sewerage Treatment Plant Flow Meter - Inlet
    • Storage Tank Upgrade (2 x 150,000 L tanks in balanced connection with above ground hydrants along the main)
    • Bore Bath Pump Station installation
    • Raising Tanks & Changing Pump Control 
    • Hydration Stations installation
    • River Pump Station Flow Meter installation
    • Sewer Mains Condition Assessment - management of contractors


  • Tertiary qualification in Civil/Process/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in Water / Wastewater Industry
  • 7 to 15 years post graduate engineering experience

Facilities provided:

  • Accommodation for the four month duration
  • Work vehicle

If you feel that you tick most of these boxes, we would like to hear from you.

A resume must be attached and Cover Letter to address the required skills and experience would be preferred.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Jamee Cook at 07 3434 3800 or email jameec@simmondsbristow.com.au 


Simmonds & Bristow

Required work rights

Australian Permanent Resident

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