Water gives and sustains life. It's a vital service
Seqwater delivers for more than 3.1 million people in South East Queensland. As
one of Australia's largest and most diverse capital city water authorities, we
manage up to $12 billion of water supply assets - including the SEQ Water Grid
- and the natural catchments of the region's major water supply sources.
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and
motivated community relations professional to deliver communication and
engagement strategies to support key projects in South East Queensland including
the Gold Coast, Logan, Scenic Rim, Ipswich and Redlands regions. You will play an
integral role in engaging Seqwater's key stakeholders, customers and
communities before, during and after project delivery as a part of a diverse,
About the position
Reporting to the Team Leader Community Relations, you
will develop, deliver and evaluate stakeholder, customer and community
engagement strategies and communication plans for Seqwater's natural, built
asset and policy projects. You will be
responsible for communication and engagement on projects across the southern region
including our Dam Improvement Program, water treatment plant upgrades, pipeline
maintenance and repairs and catchment care programs.
Your primary responsibilities will be to:
Lead, influence, and implement
best practice community relations to provide timely and effective stakeholder
and community engagement.
Provide specialist advice and work collaboratively with
Seqwater's business groups to support the delivery of projects and initiatives.
Identify and manage engagement and communication
opportunities and challenges in project delivery in conjunction with internal
Manage external specialists and resources to ensure
effective, consistent and value-for-money engagement and communication advice
and support for Seqwater projects.
Coordinate responses to stakeholder, customer and
community enquiries to ensure accurate, timely, consistent and customer-focused
Please note this role
is a fixed term opportunity for 3 years.
Desirable skills and
Relevant tertiary qualifications in a field appropriate
to the position (communications, engagement or public relations preferred).
Minimum 3-5 years' experience in a community
engagement or communications role.
Unrestricted driver's licence for a motor vehicle.
Ability to work across South East Queensland including the
Gold Coast, Logan, Scenic Rim, Ipswich and Redlands regions.
Project planning and management skills, including
demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating effective
engagement and communication plans.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external
Highly developed organisational skills, with the
ability to work independently and to manage a diverse range of issues, within
tight and often competing deadlines.
Thorough knowledge and extensive experience of
engagement and communication methodologies, along with the ability to explain
these to others.
Excellent written communication skills, with proven
ability to prepare written content for various channels, purposes and
Demonstrated experience briefing external providers to
ensure projects are delivered on time and meet quality and financial outcomes.
We offer a family friendly environment and a team
focused culture encouraging critical thinking, collaboration and accountability
are committed to providing our people with a dynamic work environment with a
range of benefits including:
remuneration and benefits including up to 12.75% superannuation
- Diversity of
jobs and career progression opportunities
- A team
orientated work environment.
position has been graded in accordance with Seqwater's Certified Agreement as AO6
with a salary of $91,649.85 per annum and up to 12.75% superannuation.
To submit an
Please submit your
cover letter and CV via the Apply button.
Applications close: 9am
Tuesday 02 May 2017
information please contact Tess Anderson, Talent Acquisition Officer on 07 3035
Seqwater is an equal
opportunity employer and encourages all applicants to apply. For more
information about employment opportunities at Seqwater visit