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Systems Controller

Job No: CEN1773
Location: Central Coast NSW

Primary location: Charmhaven Depot

  • Join Central Coast Council for the opportunity and stay for the lifestyle
  • Are you community focused and excel when challenges arise?
  • An exciting opportunity in our new 24/7 Water Operations Centre 
  • Permanent Full Time position + 24/7 shift work roster + 5 weeks annual leave + leaseback vehicle + earn up to approximately $17,000 on top of base salary with shift allowances

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia. Central Coast Council is the 3rd largest water authority in NSW.

The role of Systems Controller is responsible for the real-time operational performance and compliance of the Central Coast Council's water and wastewater systems. This role will involve day, afternoon and night shifts to cover a 24/7 roster, Monday to Sunday.  Please click on the following link for further details - Rostering and Conditions.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience in water operations or is technically trained in water and sewer, with the ability to make the right decisions under pressure with a focus on providing service to the community.

Council will also be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other Systems Controller vacancies

Key activities of this role include:

  • Monitor system availability, configuration & performance in real time from the control centre. Proactively control system operations, readiness and alignment in accordance with approved protocols, for all equipment whether in use or stand-by;

  • Respond promptly to system alarms or reports from the field/customers, initiating corrective actions and following up to ensure issues are resolved. Triage and manage incidents, undertaking immediate and supplementary actions, delegating tasks, communicating with internal and external stakeholders, and/or escalating in a timely manner;

  • Prepare, implement and manage plans for operational interruptions and events, including power shutdowns, complex water and sewer network shutdowns water quality investigations. Provide technical support to dispatch and field teams as required;

  • Perform incident and emergency management duties as an incident controller as required.

Please refer to the Position Description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a written skills assessment as part of the interview process. The test will require the applicant to utilise Council's SCADA system to answer some of the questions. Applicants unfamiliar with Council's SCADA system will be provided guidance in navigating the system as required.

Salary: This role provides a salary range of $1,405.25 to $1,686.65 per week ($73,269 to $87,941 per annum) + Superannuation  + shift allowances. As this position involves shift work, it is anticipated that actual salary could be up to 20% in addition to the base salary quoted, dependent on shifts worked (excluding any overtime). Please click on the following link for further details - Rostering and Conditions

A vehicle is provided for official duties and private use leaseback is available in accordance with Council’s Vehicle Policy.

Enquiries:  Luke Bianchi, Network Development Engineer (Systems Control), ph: 0438 168 142.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday, 2 June 2019.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail.

 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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