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Field Scientist - Hydrometry

Apply now Job no: 496211
Work type: Permanent
Location: Mt Crosby
Categories: Dam Safety

Your new position

This is an exciting time at Seqwater, as we embed our new Vision and Values. Reporting to the Supervisor – Field Services (Central) we are looking for a candidate who can: -

  • Assist in the delivery of routine operation and maintenance programs for
    Seqwater’s Hydrometric and Dam Safety network to meet organisational and
    regulatory requirements, including the ALERT flood management system,
    Resource Operations Licence (ROL) and Water Quality Monitoring and
    Reporting Framework
  • Use Seqwater’s database tools to critically evaluate, edit and archive
    hydrometric data regarding its reliability and suitability for use, ensuring that all
    scientific data and metadata is incorporated into the appropriate database
  • Use specialist Hydrometric and calibration instrumentation, reagents and
    database tools to test, calibrate and verify in-situ instrumentation. Undertake
    scientific sampling in accordance with procedures, standardised instructions
    and task specific guidelines
  • Prepare scientific correspondence, reports, data and submissions for Seqwater
    and external clients and ensure actions are completed in a timely manner
  • Assist in investigation, construction, installation and commissioning activities to
    support the expansion and upgrading of Seqwater's hydrometric networks
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of quality management
    systems relating to collection, storage and reporting of hydrometric data 

 About you

To see you succeed in this values-led organisation you will have Tertiary qualifications in Science, engineering or equivalent specialised qualifications suited to the role, coupled with your qualifications and extensive professional experiences you will have:

  • Unrestricted manual Driver's Licence for a car
  • Desirable qualifications include: Advanced 4WD training, Commercial vessel
  • Experience working with Quality management systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of Hydrometric monitoring equipment
    § Dataloggers
    § Autosamplers
    § Water Level/Quality sensors
    § Acoustic Velocity
  • Data collection and management systems
  • Hydrology associated with surface water monitoring including stream
    flow gauging, rainfall instrumentation and water quality
  • Computer and telemetry systems and software and instrumentation
    associated with operations infrastructure
  • Proven ability to effectively work independently or as part of a
    multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to swim, assess field situations and work safely in an outdoor

What’s great about Seqwater

We are committed to providing our people a dynamic work environment with a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits including up to 12.75% superannuation
  • Diversity of jobs and career progression opportunities
  • A team orientated work environment
  • A range of Health & Wellbeing services and initiatives for staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free parking close to our Ipswich head office

Please note a criminal history check and medical will be undertaken prior to an offer being made for this position. 

This position has been graded in accordance with Seqwater's EBA as a PO3 with a salary of $91,775.91 plus up to 12.75% superannuation.

To submit your application

Submit your cover letter and CV via the Apply button.

Applications close: 9:00 AM, Monday, 21st January 2019

For further information please contact Pan Naidu on 0466 672 675

Integrity, respect, care and courage are at the heart of the way we work and interact with our colleagues, stakeholders, customers and the communities every day.

‘We are a safe, inclusive workplace that supports diversity and opportunity.  We invest in our people and empower them to make decisions and challenge the status quo’

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