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Systems Controller (Water and Sewer Operations)

Job No: CEN3057
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: North Wyong NSW 

  • Contribute to the operation of your local community’s Water and Sewer system;
  • This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your knowledge of Water and Sewer networks in our Water Operations Centre.
  • Permanent full time position - 24/7 shift work roster with 12 hour shifts to promote work life balance.
  • Commencing salary range between $79,346 to $110,241 per annum (inclusive of market loading for the right candidate) + shift penalties as per the Award + 10.5% superannuation. 

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

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.

As Systems Controller based at our modern and well appointed Water Operations Centre, you will be responsible for monitoring system availability, configuration and performance of the Water and Sewer systems in real time, proactively controlling system operations to optimise system operation and minimise the impact of system failures. In addition you will be responsible for prioritising and triaging work orders for the dispatch of work crews, and providing technical expertise and advice to field staff as required.

We are after someone who has extensive experience in water/sewer operations or a relevant engineering background, and can work in pressure situations being able to make the right decision. 

Shifts involve day, and night shifts to cover a 24/7 roster, Monday to Sunday. Please click on the following link for further details - Rostering and Conditions.

What your day as a Systems Controller could look like:

  • Proactively controlling systems operations using SCADA;
  • Responding to and providing remote support for incidents that occur in the Water and Sewer network;
  • Investigating opportunities to optimise system operation;
  • Identifying irregularities or inefficiencies in system operation and initiating further investigation and rectification works.

About You:

  • You have extensive experience in water/sewer operations or a relevant engineering background;
  • In pressure situations you can apply your knowledge to make the right decision;
  • You have highly developed organisational skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities;
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise, while also learning from others.

About Us:

  • We are a large organisation delivering a wide variety of services to our local community;
  • You’ll be joining a team of water and sewer professionals who excel at what they do;
  • We offer a supportive work environment with opportunities for career development;
  • We provide opportunities to collaborate with subject matter experts from a variety of areas across the organisation;
  • We offer an attractive range of benefits to our employees. 

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

* As this position involves shift work, it is anticipated that the actual salary could be up to 20% in addition to the base salary quoted, dependent on shifts worked (excluding any overtime). 

An additional week of Annual Leave is offered each year due to the shift work. 

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries: Gary Merchant, Team Leader Water Operations Centre, on ph: 0418 957 147

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 11 December 2022. 

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

For more information on applying for a role with Central Coast Council please click on the following link:

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

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system.

You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finally submit your application.  

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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 0417 293 628 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

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 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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