Water Scheme Operator

We are seeking

Altogether is looking for a water scheme operator who is ready and able to be our hands on subject matter expert for our flagship water recycling site in CBD Sydney. 

You will have full autonomy in operating and maintaining our three inner city Sustainable Water Communities:  Central Park; Discovery Point; and Green Square.  All of these sites operate recycled water treatment plants, two sourced from sewage and one from stormwater.  Two of these plants are in the building’s basements, with the Central Park scheme being the biggest Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) recycled water facility in the world built in the basement of a residential building. In addition to the treatment plants, you will manage the sewerage and recycled water networks and in some cases, the drinking water network as well. 

We achieve greatness with our community solutions by having a team who share the vision of wanting our communities to be more sustainable and prosperous.   Our next water scheme operator must share that vision and want to be an integral part of this dedicated team. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain Local Water Centres, water distribution and sewerage networks 

  • Interact with, operate, and respond to control and monitoring systems including field devices, programmable logic controllers and SCADA systems 

  • Review and analyse results (laboratory and plant analysers) to ensure compliance and conduct process adjustments 

  • Carry out and document preventive and breakdown maintenance on processes and equipment using relevant tools, processes, and systems 

  • Assist the Scheme Implementation team with commissioning and transition to operations of Local Water Centres, water distribution and sewerage networks.  

Skills and Experience:

  • You will either have tertiary trade qualifications (Cert III in Water Operations), or be a four-year degree Engineer with operating experience, and have worked in sewage treatment plants with either drinking water or high-quality water outputs. Experience in operating reverse osmosis (RO) membranes is a plus. 

  • You flourish in an environment where you are responsible for day-to-day operations and decision making whilst still knowing you have the expertise and a safe pair of hands to call on when needed.  You are adept with time management and prioritising your workload and work site.  Some days you might need to be going back and forth between the sites, which of course means you will need a driver’s licence. 

Candidates will have a flexible approach to hours, and will be a diligent self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively with other areas of the business. Candidates must have strong computer and communications skills, specifically in Excel and Outlook.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including references, health assessment which includes a drug and alcohol screening, and police check.

Why Altogether Group?

You will be working within an energetic organisation that encourages your growth and development and provides the best of facilities for its employees.

You will enjoy a collaborative work culture where you will be supported and empowered to contribute your ideas and identify opportunities for your team, the business and yourself. We are dedicated to the values of diversity and inclusion and have a firm commitment to ethical practices and corporate responsibility.


  • Flexible workplace
  • Health and well-being initiatives
  • Free parking

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