[SQ-013] Treatment Plant Network Coordinator

[SQ-013] Treatment Plant Network Coordinator

16 Aug
Southern Downs Regional Council

16 Aug

Southern Downs Regional Council


Warwick QLD

Position Title Treatment Plant Network Coordinator

Directorate Infrastructure Services

Department Water

Reports To Manager Water

Level Level 6

Award Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017 (as amended or replaced)

Agreement Southern Downs Regional Council Certified Agreement 2011–2014 (as amended or replaced)

Position Objective

Coordinate the efficient treatment activities of Council’s Water and Wastewater treatment plant assets to
ensure safe, reliable & sustainable outcomes.

Provide leadership to Supervisors and staff within the Water and Wastewater treatment plants.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities may be modified from time to time to ensure the expected outcomes support the
Council’s operational and corporate plans.

All duties are to be conducted in an efficient, timely, professional and safe manner. The key responsibilities

- Provide high level support in infrastructure planning and coordination activities relating to the

successful operation and maintenance of Council’s water and wastewater treatment plants.

- Coordinate water and wastewater pumping, treatment and distribution system operational activities.

- Coordinate, monitor and liaise with contractors to ensure effective asset management with minimal

disruption to operational activities.

- Lead and coordinate the team’s activities and maximise staff performance.

- Monitor treatment plant performance utilising SCADA and other Council systems to ensure Drinking

Water Quality Management Plan (DWQMP) objectives are met and that all wastewater systems comply
with the relevant legislative and industry standards

- Ensure that customer service standards are met and that all customer service requests are properly

assessed, addressed and communicated.

- Monitor industry trends and develop systems to provide accurate reports on the operational

performance of water and wastewater treatment plants.

- Develop plans and processes relating to treatment plant operations, programming and asset

management, ensuring they are implemented, monitored, reported on and reviewed.

SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL – – Treatment Plant Network Coordinator

- Prepare project documentation including project briefs, quotations, tenders and reports.

- Monitor the treatment plant budget ensuring expenditure is within expected parameters.

- Ensure regulatory reporting is completed on time and submitted to the appropriate regulatory authorities.

- Other duties as directed by the manager.


- On the job training will be provided to ensure that the position holder maintains a satisfactory

knowledge and skill base.
- The position holder will be encouraged to attend workshops and seminars relevant to the position so as

to ensure ongoing professional development.

Work Health & Safety Responsibilities

- Comply with the Work Health and Safety Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Council’s Workplace

Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
- Comply with instructions given by the relevant manager and/or supervisor in respect of the health and

safety of themselves and the health and safety of other persons.

Organisational Responsibilities

- Comply with the requirements of Council policies and procedures as amended from time to time.

- Ensure complete and accurate records are captured, created and maintained.

- Deliver high quality customer service within the organisation and to the public.

- Ensure the security and appropriate intended use of Council information at all times.

Extent of Authority

- The manager monitors agreed work outcomes.

- The role is free to act within legislative and policy guidelines, though advice on complex or unusual

matters is available from the supervisor.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications/ Licences – Mandatory

- Possession of a current open “C” class licence (Car).

- Possession of an Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction Card (“White Card”) or the

ability to obtain prior to commencement.
- Relevant qualification of at least certificate IV level or the ability to complete within 12 months of


Qualifications/ Licences – Desirable

- Enter and Work in Confined Spaces competency or the ability to complete within 12 months of


Vaccinations – Mandatory

- Immunisation record indicating Hepatitis A & B vaccinations or immunity; or the ability to be vaccinated in

accordance with Council’s Immunisation Procedure.

Updated: August 2019

SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL – – Treatment Plant Network Coordinator

Key Selection Criteria - Essential

1. Demonstrated technical knowledge and extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment plant

operation and maintenance.

2. Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to coordinate staff, foster teamwork and encourage

performance excellence so as to achieve organisational goals.

3. Well developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with employees,

customers and contractors.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practice and current legislation and proven ability to apply this

in the workplace including in asset management.

5. Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage time effectively to achieve outcomes within required


6. Well developed computer skills with the ability to interrogate water and wastewater systems, analyse and

report on the data.

7. Well developed written communication skills including proven ability to produce reports, project
documentation, responses to customer enquiries and financial documentation.

8. Thorough knowledge of the workplace health and safety considerations relevant to the area and proven

ability to limit risks in this type of environment.

Key Selection Criteria – Desirable

1. Experience and interest in local government operations.

2. Experience in process engineering (treatment plants).

Updated: August 2019

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