Manager, Water, Sewer And Waste

Walgett Shire Council Full Time Permanent 31/05/2024

      Up for challenge? Come to Walgett!

·      Unique role reporting to the Director Infrastructure and Compliance that covers the functional areas of water, sewer and waste management

      Take responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling the infrastructure strategy for these functional areas

      Lead business improvement in your Unit with the opportunity to include new but effective solutions to manage your portfolio

      No idea is a bad idea - we are keen to improve the management of this area of our organisation and want someone with drive and enthusiasm


Walgett Shire is located in the Outback Region of NSW along the banks of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers. The Shire comprises several towns and villages; including Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri and covers an area of approximately 22,000 square kilometres. Each of the towns and villages have their own stories to tell and personalities to meet with the rural charm and country hospitality found everywhere.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced water and waste  professional to join our management team.

You will have a significant portfolio and responsibility ensuring the effective management and maintenance of water reticulation systems, water treatment and quality compliance, as well as wastewater planning and delivery.

The role includes waste and you’ll also have an opportunity to develop and implement strategies to improve waste management practices, enhance sustainability, and promote community engagement in waste reduction efforts.

This position plays a critical role in ensuring the council's water, sewer and waste services are reliable, safe, and compliant with all relevant regulations.

Lots of great people to work with, you will ideally be Degree qualified, have experience in a similar role, demonstrated ability to advise the Executive Leadership Team on water, sewer and waste management  matters as they arise. Business improvement, change management within your functional area, strong people leadership skills and just love rolling your sleeves up and making a huge difference to Council and its community are traits we are looking for.

You will play an integral role in leading and managing this functional area and be part of our transformation journey that we have recently embarked on with changes in culture, systems and processes just the start.

We are offering a competitive salary package within a broad range of between $145K and $165K package per annum dependant on your level of expertise and experience , subsidised housing, private use motor vehicle, five weeks annual leave, relocation assistance plus flexible working hours.

Applications should be made online through our website and all applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for the role.

To obtain further information and download the candidate information pack, position description and selection criteria please go to our website at

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact LGMS Senior Management Consultant, Peter Evans on 0414 193 770.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 24 June 2024.